Karen Kunc explores inventive color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books, creating ideas of ‘strange beauty’. Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. Awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship. Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally
and are held in numerous private, public and university collections. She has taught workshops nationally around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions. In 2014 she opened Constellation Studios as a creative work-site for print, paper, and book, inviting artists for residencies, workshops, collaborations, exhibitions.