Karen Powell

Black American Mixed-Media Collage Artist

“My work breathes life into universal childhood experiences with the integration of vintage photos and themes of children playing street games: solitary moments of quiet grace and undeniable dignity span age, gender, and time. My work celebrates the African-American experience in a positive and absorbing way not commonly seen.”

Learn More About Karen Powell

Karen Powell has come full circle with her visual voice. To illustrate, she has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Fisk University and attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate Program in Visual Arts. Following an extensive career as an award winning graphic designer and art director, Karen returned to the fine arts. As a result, her work has been featured on Saatchi Art, the Black Entertainment TV Network, Black Art in America, and UpScale magazine.

In 2021, the Museum of Science and Industry used her painting Yesterday as the theme of the Black Creativity Exhibit.

Karen exhibits extensively in diverse galleries throughout the United States. In addition, her work is in private collections both here and abroad. In addition, find a number of her pieces at Art Leaders and acquire her collection by contacting ­

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