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Karen Fiorito

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Ganesha, 2012 Woodcut 26 X 19 X .125 Inches © 2012
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Buddha Cat, 2009 Serigraph With Metallic Pigment 20.5 X 15 X .125 Inches © 2009
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Buddha Dog, 2010 Serigraph With Metallic Pigment 30 X 22 X .125 Inches © 2010
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Buddha Pig, 2012 Serigraph With Pearlescent White 20 X 15 X .125 Inches © 2012
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Cat Mandala 1, 2011 Serigraph on Vinyl Record 12 X 12 X .125 Inches © 2011
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Cat Mandala 2, 2011 Serigraph on Vinyl Record 12" X 12" © 2011
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Goddess of Print, 2011 Reduction Linoleum Print 32 X 24 X .125 Inches © 2011
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Buddha Butterflies, 2011 Digital Image on Canvas 3' X 9' © 2011
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ALF Poster, 2010 Lithograph 14 X 11 X .1 Inches © 2010
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Buddha Cat (Mura), 2010 Painting on Paper 11' X 9' © 2010
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Petrolocon, 2006 Serigraph With Metallic Ink 20" X 26" © 2006
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Hummersaurus Wrecks, 2008 Serigraph With Metallic Ink 22" X 28" © 2008
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Rat Diva, 26 Serigraph 26 X 16 X .125 Inches © 2014
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Koala Buddha, 2014 Photopolymer Gravure 11 X 8 X .125 Inches © 2014
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Buddha Bunny, 2015 Serograph 15 X 15 X .01 Inches © 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Santa Monica
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
The University of The Arts, 1993, BFA, Printmaking
Arizona State University, 2004, MFA, Printmaking
Representing galleries
C4 Gallery, Whiteroom Gallery
Tags
animals mixed-media, linoleum, printmaking, serigraphy, relief, woodcuts, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, pop, realism, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art, exhibition/performance
Statement

Karen Fiorito received her Master’s in Fine Art in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her Bachelor's of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly, and URB Magazine. She was the recipient of  a Change, Inc. Grant from Robert Rauchenberg in 2004 and a Puffin Foundation Grant in 2005 for a billboard installation in Santa Monica.

 

From 2004 to 2012, Fiorito owned and operated Buddha Cat Press, a socially conscious printmaking studio and publishing company. Her work as a Master Printer has been showcased at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for the Pacific Standard Time Project and at the Los Angels County Museum of Art. 

In addition to being an artist and Master Printer, Fiortio has been a curator for the last 20 years. She has curated several exhibitions dealing with Animal Liberation.  In 2011,  Fiorito worked with Santa Monica's Arena 1 Gallery to bring to the public Evolution Revolution: the Interconnectedness of All Beings, an exhibition  and forum which featured the work of William Wegman, Sue Coe, Robbie Conal and other prominent artists. In 2014, she curated WE ANIMALS, a retrospective of photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur's work for the National Museum of Animals and Society in Los Angeles.

From 2011 to 2012 Fiorito was the first resident artist at Brush and Press Studio in Townsville, Australia, where she was also commissioned by the Perk Tucker Regional Gallery to produce a two-sided light box on Flinders Square. Fiorito currently lives in Santa Monica with her husband and fur babies.  In her Culver City art studio, she is working on a solo show and installation, Sacred Beings.