Karen Maness

Karen

Maness

Boundless

2019, Oil on Panel, 36 x 36 x 2 in

$
4000

Karen

Maness

Skyland

2018, Dye on silk, 44 x 72 x 4 in

$
3500

Karen

Maness

Homeward

2019, Oil on panel, 18 x 48 x 2 in

$
0

Karen

Maness

Rain Dance

2016, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 x 1.5 in

$
5500

Karen

Maness

Found

2014, Acrylic on panel, 36 x 24 x 2 in

$
2500

Karen

Maness

Los Muertos

2016, Acrylic on panel, 30 x 30 x 2 in

$
0
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Karen Maness

About the Artist

Karen Maness is a visual artist, muralist, designer, and educator with thirty years of painting and fabrication experience for the entertainment industry. She creates expansive landscapes and intimate stories of people through her contemporary realist work. Lecturer with the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre & Dance, The School of Design & Creative Technologies, and Scenic Art Supervisor for Texas Performing Arts, her courses build upon a culture of encouraging risk-taking, academic rigor, and mutual respect. Maness has worked extensively in theatre, themed attractions, industrial display, and music tours teaching master painting classes in the USA and abroad. Maness is a proponent of digital-analog fluidity for artists and hands-on, project-based, interdisciplinary team collaboration. In 2019 she led the installation of UT Austin's Creek Monster Habitat for Waterloo Greenway Conservancy's 2019 Creek Show.

She is the co-author of the award-winning The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, the definitive behind-the-scenes history of Hollywood's motion picture scenic art. Her studio practice includes public art, exhibitions, corporate and private commissions.

Artist Statement

Karen's career as a scenic artist has profoundly affected her instincts and practice as a studio artist, ever reminding her of the palpable, dynamic, spacial interplay between character, story, and environment -- the theatre of daily life.