Karina Noel Hean
Karina Noel Hean is based in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She has served on the faculty at the University of Montana, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and an MFA from New Mexico State University. Karina has worked with SITE Santa Fe in exhibitions and education, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts as the Visual Arts Coordinator. Her artwork is grounded in drawing and explores both formal and conceptual responses to landscape. In 2008, she was granted an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland and has completed several artist in residence opportunities in the US. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US. She is represented by ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, IL. She is also included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. Karina Hean was born and raised in Mayo, MD on the Chesapeake Bay.
Karina says of her work: “The drawings revel in the visual pleasure of moments in the landscape and a connection with particular places. Selecting, recombining, and embellishing specimens from nature’s complexity interests me as a means to present fantastical visual metaphors for the human condition while exploring the beauty of line and value, natural forms, and land.”
Upcoming exhibitions include Post-Ruralism, Group Exhibition, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; SITE Unseen, Fundraiser for SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; 10th Anniversary Show of Residents of Soaring Gardens, Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton; Scranton, PA; Western State College; Gunnison, CO and ZIA|Gallery, Winnetka, IL.
Karina Hean at Zia Gallery