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    • Karen Tompkins
    • Galileo White Sunspots 1 2017
    • gesso and acrylic on paper: 24 x 24 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Galileo White Sunspots 2 2017
    • gesso and acrylic on paper: 24 x 24 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Galileo White Sunspots 3 2017
    • gesso and acrylic on paper: 24 x 24 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Galileo White Sunspots 4 2017
    • gesso and acrylic on paper: 24 x 24 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 6 2015
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 7 2015
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 8 2015
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 11 2013
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19.5 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 13 2015
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Bubble Double 15 2013
    • gouache on vellum: 24 x 19.5 inches
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Blue Square 1 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 30 x 30 inches, paper; 26 x 26 inches, image
    • Edition of 5
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Blue Square 2 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 30 x 30 inches, paper; 26 x 26 inches, image
    • Edition of 5
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Blue Square 3 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 30 x 30 inches, paper; 26 x 26 inches, image
    • Edition of 5
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Blue Square 4 2012
    • 30 x 30 inches, paper; 26 x 26 inches, image: pigment print on Moab Entrada paper
    • Edition of 5
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Series 2009
    • suite of 12 archival inkjet prints: 16 x 20 inches each
    • Edition of 10
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (1 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (2 of 12) 2009
    • archival ink jet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (3 of 12) 2009
    • archival ink jet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (4 of 12) 2009
    • archival ink jet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (5 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (6 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (7 of 12) 2009
    • archival ink jet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (8 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (9 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (10 of 12) 2009
    • archival ink jet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (11 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Car Wash Portfolio (12 of 12) 2009
    • archival inkjet print: 16 x 20 inches
    • Edition of 15
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 1 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 2 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 3 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 4 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 5 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
    • Sea Script Portfolio
    • Sea Script 6 2012
    • pigment print on Moab Entrada paper: 36 x 29 inches
    • Edition of 5
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    • Karen Tompkins
    • Q.A.L. #1 2011
    • pigment print on Somerset Velvet paper: 30 x 30 inches
    • Edition of 10
    • SOLD
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Q.A.L. #2 2011
    • pigment print on Somerset Velvet paper: 30 x 30 inches
    • Edition of 10
    • SOLD
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Q.A.L. #3 2011
    • pigment print on Somerset Velvet paper: 30 x 30 inches
    • Edition of 10
    • SOLD
    • Karen Tompkins
    • Q.A.L. #4 2011
    • pigment print on Somerset Velvet paper: 30 x 30 inches
    • Edition of 10
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Karen Tompkins

American, b. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Karen Tompkins prints and paintings explore the world in magnified view. Tompkins accentuates moments of the natural and human-made worlds including intensified views of sea foam, queen anne’s lace and a trip through the carwash.

Q.A.L.  (Queen Anne’s Lace) is  a portfolio of four large-scale, mixed media prints in an edition of 15 speaking to the artist’s love of the convergence of nature and science.  The laser prints are paired with multiple hand-drawn layers to achieve the end result, an exquisite tour-de-force in black and white. The Car Wash Series, a portfolio of 12 color archival digital prints, is available in a portfolio of 12 or individually as diptychs or triptychs. Car Wash is a stunning project of color, abstraction and the poetry of our relationship with water.

Tompkins studied at Pratt Institute, NY; the Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy; and the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions in New York City and collections include Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK.

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