Karen Goetzinger is a mixed media artist who after living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York, currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Fine Arts from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work is exhibited by public and commercial galleries throughout North America, and has been shown in exhibition spaces in China and Australia. It also hangs in both private and corporate collections internationally.

Recent recognition for her work includes a 2016 exhibition award at the Shenkman Arts Centre LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space in Ottawa, Ontario,Canada, an invitation to participate in the 2017 Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf in Quebec, as well as 2016 and 2017 grants respectively from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Karen has taught at the Ottawa School of Art and by invitation in Australia and New Zealand. She was appointed to the Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture, and Heritage Investment Program Steering Committee and was unanimously elected to the Arts Network Ottawa Board of Directors in 2013 and is currently serving her second term.

Mike Taylor, visual art program director of the Trinity Art Gallery and LaLonde +Doyle exhibition space located in the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario 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.”