Kara Patrowicz (neé Waxman) is a visual artist exploring the intersection of fibers, painting and drawing. Born in Brooklyn, she spent her formative years on Long Island and in Boston before moving to Maynard, MA with her husband and young son. She has exhibited in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Ireland, and also Switzerland through the Art in Embassies program. She lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland as a Fulbright Grant recipient in Painting, and is a 2021 Finalist in Crafts for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program. 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 M.F.A. (2-D Media) from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), Post-Baccalaureate (Studio Art) from Brandeis University, and B.F.A. (Painting) from Boston University. Her original studies were in figurative oil painting and drawing, and during her time at MassArt she discovered the world of fibers. She began to incorporate embroidery, weaving and felting into her creative process, and her work continues to inhabit the rich realm of mixed-media and surface design.