Karen Koblitz

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Karen is an internationally recognized artist and educator whose vibrant ceramic and mixed media works can be found in collections worldwide. She creates pieces for public and private commissions and is currently Head of Ceramics in the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.

Facing East, 2007

Solo exhibition, L2kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

The confluence of Eastern and Western cultures is celebrated in the artwork of "Facing East." Works included in this exhibition combine the elaborately crafted and richly decorated art, architecture, and literature of Azerbaijan as it intertwines with images and symbols familiar to those found in my native state of California.

A Lyons Faculty Research Grant from the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California funded a full color catalogue of the exhibition.

Rugs woven by Abilova Qanira from hand-woven wool

"Notes on Facing East," is a 50-page full color journal containing passages from a daily diary kept during my fifteen-day journey to Azerbaijan in May 2006. Also included in this journal is an in-depth explanation of resources for the artwork in the exhibition.

The catalog (free) and journal ($20) are available upon REQUEST from the artist.