Karen Spiering is an artist whose life and work revolve around deep place knowing and the pursuit of stronger connections to the land/earth. She grew up in Wyoming and has lived and worked in northern Virginia, central Illinois and northern Colorado. She has a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois and a BFA in Painting from George Mason University as well as a BA from Christendom College. Her work is deeply invested in the natural, cultural and local political landscape in every place she lives, and her work addresses, investigates, and maps her experiences of these places. Her practice includes walking, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and the written word.