Karin Waskiewicz approaches painting much like an archeologist approaches a newly-discovered site. She carefully carves digs through built up layers of acrylic paint to reveal the image buried within. She also uses the discarded chips of paint in subsequent paintings so that each is physically and conceptually linked.
For Karin, the paintings act like memory - they are revealed by excavating fragments of experience. What's created is new but also retains a resonance of the original experience.
Karin is based in NYC having recently graduated from the University of Iowa's School of Painting MFA program, one of the top ten paintings departments of public universities. In addition to numerous group exhibitions, Karin has recently had solo exhibitions at Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC and Levitt Gallery in Iowa City. Her work has been represented at PULSE Miami and at the Houston Fine Art Fair and was highlighted in notable online publications Design Milk and Beautiful Decay.