I believe it is the responsibility of the artist to bear witness to injustice and to hold a mirror to and shape reality. My art enters the public domain through the use of billboards, prints and murals to educate the public and to create debate and awareness about important issues concerning the future of our planet. A lot of my work involves printmaking. Printmaking has had a long history of being tied to political movements, social justice movements and revolutions. I use my art to explore such themes as women's rights, animal rights, climate change, war, the media and environmental issues.

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Buddha Bunny, Silkscreen, 2015
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Ganesha, Woodcut, 2012
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Golden Buddha Cat, Silkscreen, 2016
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Buddha Pig, Silkscreen, 2012
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The Animal Resistance, Silkscreen, 2017
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Unity, Silkscreen, 2017
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Buddha Chicken, Silkscreen, 2015
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Angel of Grief, Solar Plate Etching, 2019
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Angel of Grief, Solar Plate Etching, 2019
Escondido, CA
United States

Karen Fiorito is an activist, artist and curator residing in California. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and featured in major publications such as Art in America, Hyperallergic, Art Forum and ArtNews and featured in such books as American Women Artists in Wartime, Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today and The Design of Dissent. Fiorito has received grants from the Flagstaff City Council, the Puffin Foundation, the Pollination Project, A Well Fed World and LUSH Cosmetics for her public art projects. One of her current public billboard projects, 'Got Drought?' has been touring internationally since 2015 (www.gotdrought.info ). She is perhaps most noted for her controversial ‘Trumpocalypse’ billboard in downtown Phoenix (2017) which gained international media attention. She is a curator of many art exhibitions, including Evolution/Revolution: The Interconnectedness of All Beings (2011), and Indivisible: United We Stand, Divided We Fall (2020). Her work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and Self Help Graphics. She holds a M.F.A. from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. form the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a member of the California Printmaking Society, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and is the President of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. She is represented by TAG Gallery in Los Angeles.

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