Karen Fiorito strives to make the viewer feel as she does. Which is that all beings are sacred and magical. She combines traditional and modern techniques to produce unique prints and murals with considerable detail. Each work represents a sacred being and is a meditation or prayer for that being. Karen Fiorito combines aspects of different religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, to give each being new meaning.
I believe all beings are worthy of compassion and love, and in order for the planet to survive, we need to find that compassion for ourselves, the Earth and all of the creatures who are an integral and interconnected part of our ecosystem. Ancient cultures once worshipped and respected nature and the laws of the universe and lived in harmony with them. Through art and meditation on nature and its creatures, one can experience that connection with all beings, that connection human beings once held holy. Karen Fiorito
Karen Fiorito received her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions and featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly, and URB Magazine.
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.
Fiortio has also curated many exhibitions over the last 20 years. 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.
Fiorito’s current work includes Got Drought?, a public art project (a series of billboards) and social media campaign aimed at raising people’s awareness about how much water it takes to produce meat and dairy. This project has received a Pollination Project Grant and fiscal sponsorship through Art Without Limits.
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