Pronouns: She/Her


Artist Statement:

My artworks are a manifestation of a conversation/negotiation that I conduct with the many subtle affects enmeshed in the urban wilderness in which I live. I listen closely for the cracked concrete, chipped paint, and dilapidated billboard around me to convey their resonances and sensibilities, so that I can speak back with my own visual language of gesture, materiality, form, and color. This practiced negotiation of influences is grounded in an ethic of rehearsal, improvisation, and a bodily/intuitive concentration.



Karah Lain received her MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft, and has shown her collage work throughout the country in such locations as the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, Third Room in Portland, Oregon, and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She has also served as an artist-in-residence at Portland Garment Factory, and as a University Fellow at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Art in Painting and Drawing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She lives and works in San Diego, California.