Karen Albanese Campbell is a printmaker and painter. She was born and grew up in Syracuse, New York and studied fine arts at Boston University.
Karen is inspired by the way people around the world express their unique vision of “home” using whatever is available and often under extremely limited circumstances. This has inspired her ongoing series of art quilts called "The Tablerunner Project" which are created in the format of a basic covering for a kitchen table. They express ideas about the loss of home experienced by immigrants and refugees, and symbolize the sacred practice of hospitality as a path towards humanity, normalcy and healing. She is also working on a series of new prints that focus on people who should not be sleeping outside but are forced to do so because of the loss of a safe home.
(above: detail from an art quilt from "The Tablerunner Project" showing a marigold painted by the artist on cotton and the original embroidered detail from the found tunic used to make the quilt.)