Kara Patrowicz (neé Waxman) is a visual artist exploring the intersection of fibers, painting and drawing. She has exhibited in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Ireland, and recently in Switzerland through the Art in Embassies program. She has been a Fulbright Grant recipient in Painting, and a 2019 nominee for the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. She has taught art courses at UMass Lowell and the Brookline Arts Center and worked as an Artist-in-Residence at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Patrowicz earned her B.F.A. (Painting) from Boston University, Post-Baccalaureate (Studio Art) from Brandeis University, and M.F.A. (2-D Media) from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Her original studies were in figurative oil painting and drawing, and during her time at MassArt she discovered the world of fibers. Her work now inhabits the rich realm of mixed-media and surface design.
Patrowicz is a member of the Concord Center for the Visual Arts, ArtsWorcester, the Surface Design Association and Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA). She lives and works in Maynard, MA with her husband and young son.