Karen Fitzgerald

Karen Fitzgerald is a contemporary artist who repurposes everyday items into stunning compositions, breaking down various materials from junk mail to discarded clothing to explore the value and meaning of the things we own and the things we throw away. Due to its resin coating, her work has a jewel-like, reflective finish, inviting the viewer to look closer at what lies below the surface. Fitzgerald works primarily in series, focusing on subjects and materials she finds particularly relevant. “What most compels me about being an artist is the calling for authenticity, championing merit in a disposable world, and digging in the dirt for clues to what holds us together,” she says.