title of this piece is “Disconnect”
36” x 36” triptych
thread, paper, and acrylic on stretched canvas
Seven moves within a seven year period of time can have a profound effect on anyone but for artist Karen Goetzinger, who experienced those relocations, the result has been the flood of inspiration behind her most recent series of work.
Known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions that are influenced by her roots in quilt making, couture construction, and her life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Goetzinger captures urban life through the perspective of treasured but fading memories. Mike Taylor, program director of the Trinity Art Gallery in Ottawa,Ontario, Canada, was quoted as saying, “It’s the multidimensional approach that makes Karen’s work pop. She is meticulous in her composition; she has a terrific understanding of tone.”
Her work also includes an on-going site specific installation piece “A State of Transparency”, on exhibit at the international World of Threads Festival in Oakville, Ontario, November 2014. Her works have been exhibited by museums, public and commercial galleries, in Times Square, New York, hang in private and corporate collections internationally and are featured in “500 Art Quilts” (Lark Books a division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.).
Ms. Goetzinger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Fine Arts. Since 2004 she has taught at the Ottawa School of Art, is a mentor to private fibre art students and will be returning as a tutor to Fibre Arts Australia in April 2015. as well as Fibre Arts New Zealand. She is a grateful recipient of a ARTicipate Endowment Fund project grant and was unanimously elected to the AOE Arts Council Board of Directors in 2013.