Karen Henninger is a creative artist of life, a visionary visual published artist and writer whose award- winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Her work defies common categorical dimensions and is multidimensional.
Her creative work includes media literacy, violence prevention and cultural environmentalism.
Her latest multi-media work includes images and text from traditional technologies of oil and pencil merging with digital for multiple uses in social media, for prints, other products including bookart and dvdart. This image shows 4 original drawings turned to digital image.
An Example of her work, Doodles, are put together in book form then to video. It is best viewed as a sort of meditation.
Some other words used to describe Karen’s activities include Creative Artist of Life, Women Studies Independent Scholar and Community Education Specialist, Cultural Environmentalist Consultant.
Some accomplishments are:
Photorealistic Pencil Portraits. This is one of my
grandmother. See more at my portrait page.
Had a painting titled Invisible Work accepted as part of the video installation at Beijing, China for the United Nations, 4th World Conference for Women, in 1995.
Had work exhibited in various places locally in southeastern Pa, nationally in places from FL and MD to NY and San Francisco. And Internationally in Spain
Received awards for her painting, her writing, and her volunteer, activist work.
I describe my body of work as diverse. However, a large portion of my work and understandings about art are based in a women studies education and similar approach to learning and creating. Learning from women artists and understanding a contrast of her own work and creative processes to the more visible man artists, she explores the basis of our assumptions about image and text in human relationships and the effects of image/text technologies in human behaviors and thinking.
Her two more important artists’ quotes that define her life are:
What we see is based on what we Know. John Berger