Karen Lee Bognar-Khan
Karen is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, receiving a BFA in painting and sculpture. She also attended Columbia University, NYC, to study art history and criticism, and Parsons School of Design, NYC, for illustration concepts. She spent one year at The Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA, painting the figure.
She has been represented by The Goforth Rittenhouse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, and the Steve Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently represented by the Art of Gallery, Lenox, MA.
Her website is www.karenbognarkhanpaintings.com Her new paintings can be found under the Reflections tab. Her work is shown nationally and internationally on many online venues.
My current Reflection Series of paintings has evolved to include my figurative paintings. My figurative work can be thought of as imaginary realism. I wish to paint the figure in newly inspired environments, perhaps otherworldly settings. My focus is spiritual, wishing to explore our evolving consciousness.
In my painting. Venus Nebula, Venus is laying in a field of plastic amidst several crushed coke cans. Her hand rests on a greenish glass crystal ball. Behind her are several boughs of dried maple leaves. Behind this is a reinterpretation of the Lagoon Nebula. She contemplates her world and engages the viewer to wonder at the beautiful but littered setting.