Artist Statement

Karen Klee-Atlin is originally from Toronto, where she studied at the Ontario
College of Art. She did graduate work in painting and printmaking and received her MFA in painting from the University of Calgary. She has lived in many parts of Canada and the US as well as in Peru, the Philippines and Mexico, teaching art in schools and universities as well as pursuing her own studio work. She teaches at the Kirkland Arts Center.

Much of her life has been spent overseas and these periods of time have contributed richly to her work. Her work in woodcuts, linocuts and monoprints represents many years of printmaking as her primary medium. Her choice of subject matter is eclectic and ranges from nature and figures to utilitarian objects but tends to put an emphasis on beauty overlooked or obscured. She has shown her work internationally, and her images can be found as the covers of two plays, Bone Cage and It Is Solved By Walking, by Canadian playwright and two-time Governor-General’s Award winner Catherine Banks.

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Karen Klee-Atlin | Remnants

June 6 – 29, 2024

Karen Klee-Atlin | Toposequence

October 5 - 28, 2023

Karen Klee-Atlin | New Work

August 4-27, 2022

Karen Klee-Atlin | Spillway

March 4 - March 27, 2021

Karen Klee-Atlin, Barbara Shaiman, David Traylor – Theatrics Scene 3

Theater is a way of calling attention to important things, to better understand ourselves and

Karen Klee-Atlin

Pond Surface My work in woodcuts, lino-cuts and monoprints represents eight years of printmaking as


David Traylor, Karen-Klee Atlin, Barbara Shaiman and James Gill, through February 1, 2020 Peggy Murphy

Quiet Grandeur

Karen Klee-Atlin through September 28, 2019 Peggy Murphy In Karen Klee-Atlin’s show Granite Spit, process

Karen Klee-Atlin – September 5-28, 2019

GRANITE SPIT  Opening: First Thursday, September 5, 5:00–8:00pm Artist Talk: Second Saturday, September 14, 2:00pm