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As an intuitive abstract artist, I am inspired by the contrast of the natural and urban worlds.  Using a rich colour palette, my works are layers of several paintings built onto the canvas like an excavation site, encouraging the viewer to see what lies beneath.  


​Originally from San Francisco, I currently live and create my art in Vancouver, British Columbia.​  My art can be purchased at the two links below or contact me directly for inquiries or commissions.   Please follow me at IG@markikaren.  


Karen Marki

Eastside Atelier Building Studio 12   1310 William Street Vancouver, BC   V5L 3K7

My art is available for sale at Saatchi Art - or visit me in my studio.

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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

Thomas Merton


Current awards and exhibitions:

Federation of Canadian Artists - Awarded Active Member Status 2019-2023

Art in the City Exhibition - Vancouver, BC May 3-5, 2019

"Winter Equinox" juried and selected for Federation of Canadian Artist online exhibition July 2019

"Grafitti Series: A Populist Storm" juried and selected for Fusion Art international online exhibition Jul/Aug 2019

"Walls" juried and selected for Concept Exhibition at the Federation of Canadian Artist Gallery Sept 16-29, 2019

"Autumn Echinaceas" juried and selected for Emerging Exhibition (online) at the Federation Gallery Nov 5-20 2019

"Late Summer Storm" juried and tied for 3rd place in the Minimalist Expressionism category of the   

2019 American Art Awards

Two paintings selected for Vancity Credit Union branch exhibition Vancouver BC Nov/Dec 2019

Awarded solo on-line exhibition with Fusion Art Gallery Palms Springs CA Dec 2019

"Autumn Echinaceas" selected for exhibition at Artize Gallery Palm Springs Feb 2020

"Cherry Blossom" juried and selected for the Painting on the Edge international Exhibition Jul/Aug 2020

"Tin and Wood" and "Blue Hyacinths" juried into Small Works Exhibition Aug 2020

"Blue Hydrangea", "Peace Rose" and "Eucalyptus" juried into Limitless Exhibition Aug 2020

"The Icebergs Weep" juried into the CRISIS:Climate Change Exhibition Oct 2020

"Eucalyptus" and "Cherry Blossom" juried into the Distrupting the Silence Exhibition with The Visionary Projects NYC and The Lohme Art Gallery in Malmo, Sweden

Selected for the Emerging Artist Platform from London, UK 2020

"Winter Emerging" juried into the "Abstract:Reality Reimagined" Exhibition Feb 2021

"The Iceberg Weep" selected for the Montreal-based Cine Vert art and film festival 2021

"Zinnia" juried into the 2021 Federation Gallery Limitless Exhibition

"Shattered Summer" juried into the Concept Exhibition - Sept 2021

Awarded two artist exhibition at the Kay Meeks Arts Centre Fall Oct1-31, 2021

"Peril" juried into 2021 Now Exhibition at the Federation Gallery

"Silver Lichen" juried into the Artist's Choice Exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver BC Jan 2022.

"Flower Dance" juried into the Shape and Form Exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver BC Feb 2022.

“King Tide” selected for an invitation-only curated exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver BC May 2022.

“Destruction” juried into the Abstracted Exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver BC Aug 2022

Solo window exhibition granted at the Federation Gallery Oct 2022.

 “King Tide” accepted into the 2023 North Vancouver Arts Rental Program with opening exhibition Jan 2023.

“Silver Thistle” juried into the “Shape and Form” exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, BC Feb 2023.

"Tidepool" juried into the "Water" exhibition at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver BC Oct 2023

Solo Exhibition at the Vancouver Jericho Arts Centre Jan/Feb 2024

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