The intersection of human and animal as well as terrestrial and marine habitats frequently serves as the thematic and conceptual framework of the work and is often prompted by a trauma or disaster.
Karen Kramer graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, in 2003 subsequently working in graphic design for the Center for Coastal Studies in Cape Cod Massachusetts. In 2013 Kramer made a shift in her career completing the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has since exhibited internationally. Selected screenings and exhibitions include: West Space, Melbourne, Australia, 2017; E-WERK Freiburg, Germany, 2017; Pyeong Chang Biennale, Gangneung, South Korea, 2017; Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2017; Galerie Fatiha Selam Paris, France, 2015; Jupiter Woods, London 2015. The Gallery Apart, Rome, 2014; Oyoyo, Sapporo, Japan, 2014; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, 2013; and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013. In 2016 Kramer was selected for the Jerwood/FVU Awards Borrowed Time.