Karen Kunc Bio

Karen Kunc’s idiosyncratic language of biomorphic abstraction inevitably refers to the natural world, our precious resources, and the evolutionary forces that shape our environment. Kunc’s prints are reduction woodcuts, printed in stages and layers, as this process relates to her content explorations. Kunc’s response is both intensely chromatic and gestural, as contrasting elements and quasi-science principles are graphically symbolized. She has sought to generate a poetic tracking of observation and science through images and information that submerge, emerge, and tantalize. She makes conceptually urgent statements that are relevant and poignant in meaning, as a response to the threat and benevolence of Nature. These ideas contrast our own ephemeral materiality and the matter of the physical world.