Karen Kamenetzky
Fiber Artist







intercellular spaces



sieve tube

Artist Statement

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.

I add vibrant saturated color using dye and paint to undyed silk, cotton and wool as well as to textures created from wet felted fibers. Dense stitching adds lines of light and shadow as well as color. I love the soothing tactile pleasure of handling and making art with fabric.


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


Click Here for selected gallery and museum exhibitions and awards

Images by the Botanical Society of America

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Last Updated: 5/9/15