KAREN FITZGERALD


“Unborrowed Light”
2009
oil with silver gilding on prepared paper
33” x 26”
$2,000 framed


ARTIST STATEMENT
Leave-taking has many forms. Some are physical, the definitive example being death. Transformations are also a form of leave-taking. When we experience an emotional, psychological or spiritual transformation, we take leave of old habits, old ideas, old understandings. Unborrowed Light is part of a large series of works that explore what transformation looks and feels like. It is meant as a sign-post along the transformational road – a guide, a wayfinder.

ARTIST BIO
Karen Fitzgerald’s work has been widely exhibited in the US. The Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Arizona – Tucson and the United Nations in NY have featured her work in their exhibition schedules. A recipient of two grants from the Queens Community Arts Fund, she has also received funds from the Greenwall Foundation and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work is in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Union Gas collection, the Rienhart Collection of Germany, and many other public and private collections. In 2005, she completed a commission for the New York City School Construction Authority at PS 239 in Queens. In 2003, she completed a 28’ x 56’ exterior mural for public school 193 in Whitestone, Queens. She has also completed collaborative commissions with composers Charles Griffin and Carl MaultsBy.

ARTIST CONTACT
www.fitzgeraldart.com

Kbfitzgerald@gmail.com

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