Karen Starrett is a painter and print maker working in oils, acrylics, and monotype. Her need to make art is an indispensable part of her being, and she feels joy and gratification creating work connected to personal imagery that has shifted throughout her life.
After graduating with a B.A. in Art Education from Douglass College, Rutgers University, Starrett studied at the School of Visual Arts. Her development as an artist continues in her daily studio work and as a participant in painting and print making workshops in New York for widening her technical repertoire to create her imagery.
Karen Starrett is proud to be a Signature Artist member of The Noyes Museum of Art. This July 2014, Starrett will have a solo exhibit of new paintings at The Frederick Gal¬lery, Spring Lake. Her solo exhibitions have been at the Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, the Johnson & Johnson Headquarters Gallery, New Brunwsick, the Brodsky Gallery, Educa¬tion Testing Services, Princeton, Mattison Gallery, Asbury Park and Gallery on Grant, Deal Park. Starrett is an Exhibiting Artist at the Guild for Creative Art, Shrewsbury, and three paintings are currently on view at the Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick.
Her work has been in juried gallery exhibitions throughout New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. She has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, Meridian Healthcare, and the Capelli diAngeli Foundation and awards in painting and sculpture from the Monmouth Museum.
Karen Starrett is a teaching artist for people with age-related memory loss. As a certified dementia practitioner, she facilitates art workshops in assisted living facilities. Her love of personal imagery and the use of paint, paper, and mixed media as the foundation of her arts curriculum, is a continuation of her life as an artist.