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Kara Patrowicz (neé Waxman) is a visual artist exploring the intersection of fibers, painting and drawing. She has exhibited throughout Massachusetts, New York, Ireland and most recently in Geneva, Switzerland through the Art in Embassies program. She is a previous Fulbright Grant recipient in Painting to Ireland and a 2019 nominee for the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. She has taught studio art courses at Umass Lowell and the Brookline Arts Center and worked several years as an Artist-in-Residence at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Patrowicz earned her B.F.A. in Painting from Boston University, Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and M.F.A. in 2-D Media from MassArt. Her original training was in traditional oil painting and drawing, but during her time at MassArt she discovered the world of fibers. She began to incorporate embroidery, felting, and more into her creative process, and her work now inhabits the rich realm of mixed-media and surface design. 


She is a member of the Concord Center for the Visual Arts, ArtWorcester and the Surface Design Association, and lives and works in Maynard, MA with her husband and young son.


Portrait of the Artist, courtesty of Jonathan Patrowicz

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