Primarily interested in society and the commons, Karin’s art and writing take inspiration from Mikhail Bakhtin and the work of Guy Debord and the Situationists International. She enjoys poking fun at society, celebrity, politics and entitlement using pastiche, satire and parody as her tools.
Karin began her career as an Interpretive Illustrator in 1997, specializing in book publishing. In 2000 she began working as a graphic designer for print media, focusing on business branding and educational book publishing. Shortly after, she added web design, copywriting and social media to her portfolio.
Karin recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia at McMaster University. During her student career at Mac, she taught a variety of multimedia and fine art classes as she worked her way through university as a teaching assistant. Her university career included working as a research assistant for MacGRID and the hitchBOT robotics project. Here Karin discovered a passion for interactive public artworks.
Currently, she explores interactive art using big data, machine learning, AI and other forms of technology to focus her lens on society, the environment and institutions. In addition, Karin delights in storytelling and enjoys making her audience laugh and contemplate life with her poignant animations and short films.