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Karen Kinberger Pearce

Karen Kinberger Pearce

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    The phrase, "it's complicated" certainly applies to my creative adventures and me. I am a photographer, painter and percussionist. For me, one thing flows into another. Everything is connected. My photographs depict vignettes of our wonderful bayou state, often capturing hard architectural lines or soft organic forms. The same is true for my visual art. My latest passion is alcohol inks as a medium. I create expressive landscapes, organic blooms, forms and lines that speak to me.
    As a musician, I FEEL the music and using percussive instruments allows me to respond to it in a way that moves my soul. Music helps me to express feelings. Song titles or lyrics that have touched me often show up as titles in my visual art. As Uncle Cracker sings, "Give me the beat boys that frees my soul......." It's been the mantra for all of my creative endeavors.

  • Resume

    EDUCATION
    4 years of art - Holy Saviour Menard High School, Alexandria, LA
    Studied Under:
    Jerry Wray
    Mary Virginia Hill
    Alexis Bonavitacola


    VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS
    Artspace - Critical Mass 2018
    Woman's Department Club - Jerry's Friends 2018
    Artspace - Ingraved Exhibition 2017
    Wright Island - CANVASES COCKTAILS & CONFECTIONS 2017
    Artspace - Critical Mass 2017
    Norsworthy Gallery - Jerry Wray's Group 2017
    Natchitoches Art Guild Juried Art Show 2016
    Artspace - Critical Mass 2016
    Turner Art Gallery - H.O.S.T.S. Exhibition 2016
    H. O. S. T. S. - Highland Open Studio Tours 2015-2017
    Heart The Art Gallery - Natchitoches, LA 2016
    Highland Table - H. O. S. T. S. Exhibition 2016
    Bossier Arts Council - Heart the Art Bizarre 2015

    PHOTOGRAPHY
    Korner Lounge - Solo Exhibit Fall 2018
    Minicine?- Micro/Macro After Party Juried Exhibit 2018
    SB Magazine May 2018 (pg. 13)

    MUSIC PERFORMANCES
    Bill Causey Big Band 2017 - Present
    Texarkana Jazz Orchestra - 2018
    Dave Hardin & the River City Ramblers - 2018
    Grace Ladies Retreat - Music Leader 2009 - 2010
    Shreveport Bossier Community Renewal Summer Camp - Music Leader 2006 - 2008
    TLC Worship Team 1994 - 1999

    FLORAL DESIGN
    Norton Art Gallery - Juried Bloom! Art Show 2018, 1st place in Landscape category

    COLLECTORS
    Kenny Alderman Music Studio, Bossier City, LA
    Maryanne Tree Sammes, Marshall, TX
    Lucy L Gibson, Birmingham, AL
    Works held in private collections in CO, LA, TN and Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    COMMISSIONS
    Toomer's Corner, Auburn University 9" x 12" Alcohol Ink
    Colorful Charade 8" x 10" Alcohol Ink

    TEACHING
    Art Instructor - Home School Co-op 2010-2011

    PROJECTS
    Grace Community Methodist Church - Altar and set design 2005 - 2007
    Kristi Englebrecht Lindow cd - Logo designer and studio musician (guitar) 2000
    Krewe of Justinian "Versailles" float - Designer and artist 1999

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