Karen Kanas

Aunties Garden


Medium: Acrylic On Canvas

Dimensions (In INs): 20 x 16

Country: United States of America

1 in stock

Artist Bio

Karen was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and was involved in the arts from a very young age. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the Performing Arts Center, Barat College of DePaul University. Karen was fortunate enough to work with such theatre companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Theatre, and Phoenix Theatre to name a few. She studied painting and art history throughout her years in school, in addition to studying architecture and interior design when she moved to Los Angeles, California at UCLA. Karen has been an artist for over ten years. Her background in theatre has influenced her immensely as an artist. Many pieces of her artwork have been on exhibit in Los Angeles, New York City, San Jose, and Huntington Beach.

Karen was featured in DESTIG Magazine as one of their top emerging artists for 2019, the Los Angeles Art Association 2019 Volume 2 Catalog, and Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art’s 2022 Collectors’ Art Book, Volume 1. She is a Founder Member of ArtChilli Gallery UK and a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. Karen's artwork was featured in the September, October, and November 2021 issue of House & Garden Magazine UK, she was the recipient of the 2020 Artist of the Future Award by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine and the 2021 recipient of the Award of Artistic Excellence for her Painting, Dancer in Motion, by Circle Foundation for the Arts. She also wrote and produced her video performance art piece, The Unseen Artist which is a self-exploration of herself as an artist. Karen is the director of the online series, Shakespeare's Pawn which has won numerous awards. Karen resides in Los Angeles with husband actor, Ammar Daraiseh.

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