Karina Noel Hean

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Durango, CO
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jul 4, 2005 to Jul 30, 2005
Jan 5, 2009 to Feb 27, 2009

Karina Noel Hean is a drawing and printmaking artist who is currently an artist in residence at various national and international art centers. She most recently resided in Durango, CO and was a Visiting Instructor of Art in the Art Department at Fort Lewis College for the last three years. Hean received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She has participated in several solo and group juried and invitational exhibitions, both regionally and nationally. Hean's artwork is concerned with revering nature and understanding nature as a source of spirituality in that it serves as a metaphorical reflection of the human condition. In some works tangled, overlapping organic imagery presents the layered contexts and confusion with which we daily struggle while in other works there is a general examination of the visual character and kind of knowledge presented in the diagrammatic language we use to construct a coherent order for the natural world and consequently our lives. One of the enduring elements throughout her various bodies of work is the desire to communicate the impact of the landscape on the body and psyche. Born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay in Mayo, Maryland, Hean spent most of her time walking in the woods, combing the beach, fishing, crabbing, and swimming in the Bay. 

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