Karen Friedland

Karen Eve Friedland is a Brooklyn based visual artist whose oeuvre is color. The joyful spirit of bold color plays a key role in her creations. Paramount to her work is the energy the use of saturated hue (pure color) brings. Sometimes, the energy of color can feel chaotic. Its random use can lead to a sense of confusion and mayhem. Friedland?s work delves not only into the essence of hue but also the impact of one color on another. With color design, she curbs the maelstrom, creating complementary contrasts and analogous pairings. She directs the power of color by commanding its intensity (depth of color) and value (lightness). Friedland works principally in acrylic on canvas and mixed media. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and in solo shows in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received awards in exhibits of: Hilton Head Art League, Northwest Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of America, Mississippi Watercolor Society, amongst others. She was chosen by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to collaborate in a music and art program called Arabian Nights.? Her work has been featured in The Artist Magazine.? A devoted transplant to Brooklyn, New York, Friedland buries a Brooklyn Bridge symbol in each of her paintings. Community activist, she founded and led the Flatbush Artist Studio Tour. As a Teaching Artist for the Brooklyn Arts Council, Friedland has taught art to mainstream and special needs children and adults for more than 12 years. She is a creativity and business coach. An artist for more than 20 years, her paintings have been represented by Trapani Art Gallery in Manhasset, New York and Robley Gallery in Albertson, New York.

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