Karen Fitzgerald’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States. The Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Arizona – Tucson and the United Nations in NY have featured her work in their active exhibition schedules. Her work has received funding from the Queens Community Arts Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work is in Fort Wayne Museum of Art collection, the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Union Gas collection, the Rienhart Collection of Germany, and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center commissioned her to create artwork for their infusion rooms at 64th Street in Manhattan. Montefiore Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center have collected her work for their Art Programs. She completed commissions, at Public School 239 in Queens and a 28’ x 56’ exterior mural for PS 193 in Whitestone, Queens. She is a master teaching artist and works with a wide range of institutions on a variety of educational issues. She has taught at St. John’s University, Iona College, and worked as education director for the Queens Symphony Orchestra. She earned an MFA from Hunter College, and an M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives with her husband and family in Woodside, New York; her studio is in Northern Long Island City.