Karen Kitchel

Like contemporary America itself–a complex grid of property lines, roads, and subdivisions–Karen Kitchel creates epic, horizonless landscapes of many small parts. She is intrigued by the concepts of native vs. invasive, and landscapes that contain stories of human exploration, occupation, and change.

Kitchel’s oil paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S., and are in several private and public collections, including the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the U.S. State Department, and many others.

A full-time artist, she works in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains on the northern edge of Los Angeles, California.