Education: Bachelors in Fine Arts in 3D Studio Arts Northern Illinois University, December 2003

Awards/Research: USOAR (Undergraduate Special Opportunity in Artistry and Research) grant 2003, internship in wool fiber preparation, spinning, and natural dye techniques, Serendipity Farm & Studio, Suffolk, Virginia

Exhibitions (solo unless otherwise noted)

  • Upcoming: 5/24-6/9: City Gallery, Charleston, SC, Veneer (group)

  • Exhibitions (5/23-6/9) and Nature/Found Art Workshops at Dart (5/29) and Main Libraries (6/1) in Charleston, SC during Piccolo Spoleto 2024

  • Part Crowd Art Gallery, 2024, Divorce exhibition, Divergence (part of life in Layers series) , Toronto, Canada (group)

  • Soujourn, Envision Arts, 2023, Castoff 12, Denton, TX (group)

  • Piccolo Spoleto 2019, Contagion, Cannon Street Art Center, Charleston, SC

  • Equip for Equality 2008, Love Me, Chicago, IL

  • October 2008 The Waiting Room, Parents as Advocates Retreat, Elburn, Illinois

  • February, 2007 Speaker and Art presenter, The Waiting Room, Cystic Fibrosis Institute Convention, Glenview, IL

  • June 7-July 1, 2006 The Waiting Room, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

  • April 1-June 4, 2006, Appointment, Chicago Cultural Center, Human Being: Disability in Contemporary Art (group)

  • March 4-8, 2006 The Waiting Room, Assoc. of Maternal & Child Health Programs National Conference, Arlington, VA

  • November 2-4, 2005 The Waiting Room, Healthy People 2010, Div. Of Specialized Care for Children, Springfield, IL

  • August 22-Sept. 16, 2005 The Waiting Room, University of Illinois of Chicago, Chicago Illini Union, Chicago, IL

  • August 11-12, 2005 The Waiting Room, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

  • February 4-April 22, 2005 The Waiting Room, Anatomy in the Gallery, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

  • January 8-March 12, 2005 Views, Northern Illinois University Chicago Gallery, Invisible Body, (group)

  • November 30-December 14, 2003 Senior Group Show, The Waiting Room, Jack Arends Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • Spring 2002 ARS Nova juried student exhibition (group), NIU, Dekalb, IL


studio: Charleston SC
phone: 630-277-0895

While in the Chicago area Karen exhibited work in an installation format in which the viewer was invited to participate. The mixed media series The Waiting Room was exhibited nationally in solo and group shows. After a hiatus in creating and exhibiting art during a time of chronic pain and the loss of a child, Ms. Jayne relocated to Charleston, SC. The artist engaged the public again with Contagion which was exhibited as part of Piccolo Spoleto in 2019. Her two current series, Castoffs and Life in Layers are ready for exhibition.

About Karen