Karen Kunc is by far among the most highly accomplished and respected woodblock printmakers in the contemporary art world. Her dedication to this historic medium together with her innovative techniques and complex use of color has earned her admiration and inclusion in museum collections in a wide international network. She has also had a very strong influence on younger printmakers, and numerous contemporaries owe gratitude to her guidance and inspiration. With an unwavering message regarding the power of our natural and ever-changing environment, she continues to produce fresh and challenging new works. "Into the Deep" reveals forthrightly her concerns and inspirations by and from our physical world, and presents an almost surreal series of images that are provocative and tantalizing.
Kunc has received numerous awards and has held a number of positions on Museum and Print Association Boards. Her work is included in the collections of over one-hundred museums, including Alvar Alto Museum, Finland, American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Art Museum of Reykjavik, Iceland, Boston Public Library, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Honolulu Academy of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Art Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, and Washington University, St. Louis.
Kunc has been exhibiting with Atrium Gallery since its inception, 30 years ago. We are very proud to present again, an extensive exhibition of her most recent works.