My work is designed to communicate the most information in an efficient and clean style. Using architectural forms and floral motifs combined with geometry, pattern and color, I impose order on chaos. I work primarily in metals and paper with repetitive fabrication processes which are both comforting and meditative.
Karen Krieger is a native of Pittsburgh who credits her love of design to a pre-college summer program at Carnegie Mellon University. She majored in architecture at Yale University and earned a city planning graduate degree with a concentration in design from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has also studied metals and book arts at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and North Country Studios. Krieger has owned and managed several art-related businesses including running a large art glass studio and teaching artist business courses.
Her current work is inspired by everything graphic — illustrations, maps, typography, landscape drawings and scientific diagrams. She has exhibited in several regional exhibitions with her political art work including a stitched paper collar for an exhibit on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the American Museum of National Jewish History. She was the 2nd place winner in “Let’s Face It”, a national exhibit of face-masks at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco and her piece “Conventional Wisdom” was selected for the 2nd annual exhibition of Best in Fibers by Fiber Art Now.
Krieger shares a home and studio with her husband and frequent collaborator (workingbirds.com) and her daughter in Pittsburgh just beyond the three rivers. When she isn’t busy making work, she can happily be found on a tennis court.