Karen Fitzgerald (2014)
oil with 23k gold, copper and 12k gold on panel,
24in × 24in × 24in — 0lb
"For 25 years I have been working exclusively in the round. The form is not only nature’s most efficient, it is also uniquely able to convey a subtle essence of interconnection, wholeness and metaphysical purpose. My surfaces are luminous and rich, the imagery metaphorical and metaphysical. Sources for my work include poetry and sacred geometry. The gilded ground provides a distinctly "other-worldly" space. It evokes a universal space and is meant to suggest the metaphysical in our world." Karen Fitzgerald’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States. The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum and the Sonoma Museum of Visual Art have featured her work. A variety of public and private collections include her work: the New York Public Library, the Reinhart Collection (Germany) and many others. The Greenwall Foundation, Queens Community Arts Fund and Women’s Studio Center have all supported her with individual artist’s grants. She is a master teaching artist, providing arts-in-education consulting services for the education community at large.