Artist statement:

Karen Margolis is fascinated by the unseen forces that shape our every thought and action.  Providing form and physical presence to these mysterious interior energies, she focuses her investigation on the mind’s operations, recording internal monologues in order to explore the patterns created by various feeling states.

After receiving her BS in Psychology from Colorado State University, Margolis continued her research in Neural Psychology while studying portraiture at the Art Student’s League in New York City.  She furthered her studies in art at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.  During a Microscopy course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, through the New York Microscopical Society, Margolis was inspired to diverge from her investigations of figurative art in order to create work exploring universality of macro/micro patterns.