About the Artist
I grew up in Dallas, Texas and I was in the first graduating class
of Booker T. Washington High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts. Being at that school was a life-giving experience. I received my undergraduate
degree in Art History from Boston University..
I am a multi media artist working as a painter, photographer, jewelry designer and body artist.
My fine art has been exhibited in both solo shows and group shows in Texas.
I have immersed myself in studies of face and body art the last
many years. I provide henna, face painting,
body painting and temporary tattoos to individuals, private parties, corporate events and festivals. I love
doing this work and I have met the most wonderful people because of these art forms.
In my recent work I am excited to find my various art media
merging as I combine my canvasses, 3-D design,
photography and body art all into one piece.
I feel that art is as necessary as breathing, whether you make
it or experience it. I am grateful to be making my
living and supporting my two amazing children as a full-time artist. I encourage everyone to pursue his or her dreams.
BA in Art History
SOLO ART SHOWS:
Center for Spiritual Living 2008
Eisemann Center for the Arts, Richardson, Texas 2006
Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas 2005
Another Path Gallery, Dallas TX December 1995 - January 1996
Bath House Cultural Center, "Dia de Los Muertos" 2010
Art Hotel Gallery, "Her Story", Dallas, TX 2009
Bath House Cultural Center, "Exquisite Creatures" Dallas TX 2009
Texas Visual Arts Association Show, Dallas TX 2009
Jupiter House, Denton, TX 2008
Salon du Fit, Dallas, TX. July 2006
"A day in the life of a Woman", Fort Worth, TX March 2006
El Curazon, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX. 2006
Tokens of Love, Nine Eyes Studio, Dallas, TX. 2006
Dia de los Muertos, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX 2005
City Views: McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas TX. 2003
Dallas Visual Arts Center 2001 2808 Commerce, Dallas, TX.
AMHS Association, Dallas Tx. 1997
Another Path Gallery, Dallas Tx. 1995-1996
D-Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas Tx. 1993
Photographic Center and Gallery, Dallas Tx. 1992
Hill Country Art Foundation, Ingram, Tx. 1991
Speiler Gallery, Clifton, Tx. 1991
D-Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas Tx. 1991
Photographic Center and Gallery, Dallas Tx. 1990-1991
Excellence '90, Fifth Annual National Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Tx. 1990
Dave's Art, Dallas Tx. 1990
D-Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas Tx. 1990
500x Gallery, Dallas Tx. 1989
Photographic Center and Gallery, Dallas Tx. 1987
North Texas State University, Denton Tx. 1987
KDAF Channel 33, Dallas Texas November 2010 News Story "Body Art"
Inspired Retailer 2008
Advocate Magazine 2008
Baby Dallas 2008
Envy Magazine, 2006
"First Exposure: Visual Voice" 1990 A collection of works by Texas photographers
Excellence 1990 Catalog for Fifth Annual National Juried Sculpture Exhibition Texas Sculpture Association
Texas Sculpture Association
Dallas Fort Worth Face Painters Guild, 2003 to present
Oak Cliff Artisans, 2003 to 2007
McKinney Avenue Contemporary 2003 to present
Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators
Texas Visual Arts Association
Numerous private and commercial commissions
Copyright by Karen Weiss. 1992 - 2014
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