Karen Kamenetzky
Fiber Artist







intercellular spaces



sieve tube

Artist Statement

Currently, my fiber wall hangings are inspired by microscopic/cellular imagery. All changes in essence happen on that infinitesimal level and result in the world we experience. My work is a kind of invented biology zooming in on that fundamental nature of things and bringing it into vision.

Starting with white cotton and silk, I add vibrant saturated color using dye and paint. Dense stitching adds lines of light and shadow as well as color. There is a tactile pleasure to handling and making art with fabric. I work loosely from sketches and concepts but each piece travels a route of evolution and change. My challenge is to trust the process to unfold.


In my long ago younger days, I studied art; primarily drawing and painting. After decades of detours through careers as a teacher and a psychologist, I have again happily created room in my life for artmaking. I began dyeing cloth and focusing on fiber art in the mid-nineties. I work out of my home studio in the woods of Southern Vermont.

Gallery Representation

  • The Guild -Artful Home

  • Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT


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Images by the Botanical Society of America

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Last Updated: 12/30/13