Karen Schifano, a painter based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is intrigued by the mind's ability to recognize, conceptualize and manifest spatial constructs through the use of shape, edge and color. Recent inspiration derives from theater stages, mouths, product labels, doorways and windows; framed openings that can also be read as object or symbol, abstract shape and metaphor. 

She received a BA in Art History from Swarthmore College, an MFA from Hunter College, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 
 
Recent exhibitions  include Capture the Rapture at CB1 Gallery in LA., a solo at Melville House in Dumbo, NY, view.point at Cheryl Hazan, NY, NY, American Colonial at Some Walls, Oakland, CA,  Doppler Shift at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts in Summit, NJ. and Evolution of Immediacy at Ball & Socket Arts in Conn.
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