Karen Gallagher-Iverson is an Oakland California based printmaker focused on expanding the accepted conventions in traditional printmaking. She curiously investigates her view of the world through image making, materials and processes while feeding a passion for
innovation and scholarly exploration.
Gallagher-Iverson exhibits nationally, was awarded a Kala Art Institute 2017/18 Parent Artist Award & Residency, and was the 2016 recipient of an International Encaustic Conference Attendee Grant. Her work is in the collections of the Bancroft Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State University of New York at Albany Art Museum, and other private collections.
She has taught in educational programs such as Kala, the Richmond Art Center and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her MFA with the department fellowship.
In addition to volunteering on community centered public art projects, and holding a position on the California Society of Printmakers Board, Karen has decades of experience as a fine art installer, gallery preparator, studio manager and project assistant for prominent artists and galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Karen now focuses the majority of her time in the studio, alongside her young family.