Karen Hackenberg

A painting by Karen Hackenberg named Promordial PETE.

Karen Hackenberg is an artist who lives and works in Port Townsend, Washington. She sat down for an interview with Lost in Composition in mid March of 2022. The recording of our interview is below. Following the video are sampling of her works, links to the galleries currently representing her, and items discussed in our interview. I would like to thank Karen for the interview, and for the use of her images.

Karen Hackenberg
Between Scylla & Charybdis, 2020
Oil on canvas.
28″ x 35″
Karen Hackenberg
Fossil Feud, 2016
Oil on canvas
23.25″ x 29.5″
Karen Hackenberg
Holy Water, 2016
Oil on canvas.
74 x 38 in. (188 x 96.5 cm)

During our interview Karen mentioned her late husband Michael Fleber. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael several times. His work as an artist was astounding. His depth of knowledge of the arts always impressed me as well. For more information on Michael and his works, please visit the links below.

Links to items discussed in the interview above:

Karen’s website: https://karenhackenberg.com

Karen is represented by Patricia Rovzar Gallery: https://rovzargallery.com

Karen has work in David Wagner’s traveling exhibition Environmental Impact II. For those in The Pacific Northwest, the show will be in Victoria, British Columbia through May 31,2022. More details can be found by using the link in this paragraph.

Karen’s interview in The Courtauldian can be found here.

Karen’s essay on the Stanford University blog: The Unshakeable Habit of Noticing

Tacoma Art Museum: https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

As mentioned in my interview with Karen, her latest book opens and lays flat. This is an incredible feature for books about art and I hope to see more art books like this. Information about purchasing the book can be found on her website: http://karenhackenberg.com/monograph

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