Karen Anne Glick is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
A nomad since birth, Karen Anne moved twenty-nine times before settling in her present home. The experience of moving so often allowed her to become adept at immersing herself in different cultures while simultaneously observing them as the outsider. Her work grew from these lessons in the duality of attachment and detachment.
Her facility for printmaking, photography, sculpture and drawing is evident in her body of work, but it is her skills in fiber arts, learned in childhood and honed in post graduate studies, that she references most frequently. Taught to sew at her grandmother's knee, she felt an immediate connection with the rich tradition of the stitch in women's history and was drawn to its power as metaphor in folklore.
As she has matured as an artist, Karen Anne's work has developed a clear focus and a consistent elegance through its simplicity and execution. Her visual vocabulary is sure and steady and devoid of the decorative and nonessential. Her studio practice is similar, supporting the development of the work. In describing her process she says, "I dance with ideas in the silence of my studio. The steps are simple: listen, respond, listen, respond, compose, edit, listen. Repeat."
Karen Anne lives in an historic c. 1831 home with her husband Dean, and Beyla - a beautiful and sweet blue merle Aussiedoodle She maintains her studio in what used to be the attic. In addition to her creative work, Karen Anne is a Reiki master/ teacher and a retired naval officer.