Goetzinger, Karen

Karen Goetzinger is an abstract painter, who resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Through the use of mixed media such as acrylic, ink, graphite and oil pastel, she expressively marks moments of beauty found in what may seem inconsequential. There is a fierceness about her brushwork— an agitation and determination and yet her paintings are often described as beautiful, uplifting and filled with an energy that pushes off the edges as if life is unable to be restrained.

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, in cities such as Toronto and New York. It has also been shown in exhibition spaces in China and Australia and hangs in both private and corporate collections internationally.

Her art practice has been supported by the ARTicipate Endowment Fund, 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 served on the Ottawa Arts, Culture, and Heritage Investment Program Steering Committee and on the Arts Network Ottawa Board of Directors.