Karina Conen

Karina Conen (1960, Buenos Aires) is a Visual Artist who develops work in painting and mixed techniques. Conen studied Graphic Design with the renowned Designer Martin Solomon at the Parsons School of Design in New York (1988) and continued her Design education at the Escuela Panamericana de Arte in Buenos Aires (1989 - 1991).

During the first years of her artistic production, she produced pictorial work using oil techniques, studying painting with the artist Kenneth Kemble and later with Inés Bancalari, Claudia Brito Sousa and the Chilean artist Matías Movillo. 

She continued researching within the drawing media and live model in New York at the Arts Student League, and in Buenos Aires under the tutelage of Ernesto Pesce at the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts and with Eduardo Faradje in his private studio. In 2000, she attended the Taller Sur founded by the abstract artist Alberto Delmonte where she ventured into the use of color, composition and the fundamentals of Visual Arts with Silvia Della Magdalena.

Accompanying her artistic practice, in 2004 she began the career in Art History by the theorists Miguel Ángel Muñoz and Susana Smulevici, to complement her knowledge in Visual Arts.

Since 2016 she has been part of the Laura Messing Studio where she continues to experiment with mixed media, collage, acrylic painting, and presently attends the Project Workshop 2020.

Karina Conen's current work stands out for its rhythmic abstract compositions that rest on the contrast, tensions and vibrations of color. Her pictorial production is closely influenced by her initial training in Graphic Design, giving rise to great aesthetic quality work.

She has participated in exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Luxembourg, New York and Brussels. Lives and works in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Group and Solo Exhibitions (Selection): ‘Reflejos en Tránsito’, Galería Terciopelo Negro (2022); ‘Pop Color’, Centro Cultural Judaica Norte, Buenos Aires (2022); ‘Azules en Atriles”, Centro Cultural Judaica Norte, Buenos Aires (2022); ‘Sueños del Alma: Karina Conen & Cristina Santander’, MaLaLi Esquina de Arte, Buenos Aires (2018); ‘Graffiti en Oda’, Oficina de Arte, Buenos Aires (2016); Expo Arte, Pier 94, New York, NY (2016); Feria Arte Espacio, Buenos Aires (2016, 2014, 2012); ‘Exposición Taller Antares de Ana Dragone’, Universidad Nacional de Luján, Buenos Aires (2013); ‘Alberto Delmonte y su legado’, Fundación Rómulo Raggio, Buenos Aires (2011); Feria de Arte Latinoamericano, Abadía de Neumünster, Luxembourg (2011); ETNIA VI - Feria de Arte Latinoamericano, Espacio Wallonie, Brussels (2011); ‘Karina Conen’, Galería El Socorro, Buenos Aires (2010); ‘Arteclásica - Argentine Artists in New York,’ The Mosaic Project, Artexpo, Pier 94, New York, NY (2010); ‘Homenaje a Fortunato Lacámera’, Agrupación Impulso, Buenos Aires (2009); ‘Exposición de Pintura Solidaria’, Galería ArtexArte, Buenos Aires (2008); ‘Artistas Rioplatenses’, Museo Municipal de Arte de La Plata (MUMART), Buenos Aires (2008); ‘Karina Conen’, Galería El Socorro, Buenos Aires (2008); ‘Expoartistas’, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires (2008).

Awards: Mention of the Jury, Salón Pequeño Formato, San Isidro, Buenos Aires (2009); Artist Selected at the XXVI Annual Salon of Visual Artists from San Isidro, Buenos Aires (2009); Mention of the Jury in the Primavera Exhibition and Art Week Award, R. van R., Buenos Aires (2009); Selected Artist in the Drawing and Painting Award, Colegio de Escribanos, Buenos Aires (2009); Second Prize, Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Galeria de Arte Braque, Buenos Aires (2007); First Prize, Club Náutico San Isidro Art Exhibition (Fondo Nacional de las Artes Jury), Buenos Aires (1999).

Her work is part of collections in Uruguay, Mexico, United States and Buenos Aires, among others.

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