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Karen Rand Anderson

A Tentative Embrace, 2008
gouache, graphite, acrylic on paper
55" x 64"

About the Artist and the Work
Karen Rand Anderson graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 with a BFA in ceramics, and received her MFA in mixed media in 2010 through the Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State College masters program in Johnson, VT. She has completed residencies in Bulgaria through the Griffis Foundation/Orpheus Foundation, at Vermont Studio Center, and at I-Park Artist’s Enclave in East Haddam CT, and shows regionally and nationally in juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. Her mixed-media sculpture utilizes natural materials, appropriated objects and charred paper; her large-format works on paper relate visually to her sculpture. She states: "I am interested in posing visual questions regarding the nature of relationship between natural elements, physical and emotional tension, and metaphor. Creating metaphor by combining organic materials such as branches, moss, stones, bones, and vines along with paper, wire, and found and altered objects, I invite the viewer to address his or her own relationship to the energy, materials and imagery in my work."

Anderson lives in Providence, and has a studio in Pawtucket.
If you would like to know more about her work, and for sales inquiries, please go to her website karenrandanderson.com.

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