Kari graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in printmaking. After completing her degree, she worked in the fine art field producing both commercial prints and artwork.
Previously a dancer and choreographer, she is drawn to objects in space and their movement. Each individual piece has its own level and style of motion. She recalls her lithography professor, who often asked: “What is the nature of the thing?” In her own words… “I like paintings you feel you can reach into. I try to create a depth to them. The sky can seem as if it is a living organism. The hills can feel as though they are moving, like bodies of earth.”
Kari lives in central Phoenix, near the newly–revived art scene, with her husband and three dogs.