Karen Lofgren born 1976 in Toronto, Canada, is an LA-based artist recognized for her work that taps into cultural anxiety, contemporary ritual, and ancient mythology through objects and environments at life scale. Recent solo exhibitions include Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 at High Desert Test Sites; Stabilizers at Armory Center for the Arts and Blood Sister at Royale Projects, as well as Signs Point to Yes at LACE; Gold Flood at Pitzer Art Galleries; Be Like Water at PØST; and Believer at Machine Project. Group exhibitions include LACMA; Human Resources; Carter & Citizen; and OCAD University. She has received project support awards from the Canada Council for the Arts; Durfee Foundation; and West of Rome Public Art.
During her 2014 Vancouver Biennale Residency, Lofgren exhibited artworks at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden inspired by ancient Chinese scholars’ stones prized for asymmetry, hollowness, awkwardness, figuration, and suggestibility.