tiny clown long wait #2, Karin Konoval 2006
acrylic and ink on canvas, 12 x 36 inches

The artwork for Karin’s story in paintings “tiny clown long wait” is currently on exhibit at the Waterfront Theatre Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver B.C., March 22 – June 6 2017.

Karin’s artwork has appeared on solo and group exhibit in Vancouver, B.C.: “Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December” at the Waterfront Theatre Gallery (2016); “Gore and Cordova” on solo exhibit at the Firehall Arts Centre (2016); My Friend Sally Has 56 Swim Suits, a story in 32 paintings, on solo exhibit at the WECC Showcase (2012); auditions 2day!, her series of paintings celebrating life in show business, on solo exhibit at the Waterfront Theatre (2011) and Biz Books (2010); tiny clown long wait, a story in 21 paintings, on solo exhibit at Unity Gallery (2009) and at the WECC Showcase (2008). Paintings from her Sky Dance series were exhibited at the Silk Purse Gallery (2011) and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens (2009). Other individual paintings been exhibited at the Stanley Theatre, Bears Toy Store and the Harmony Arts Festival. She has created custom greeting card artwork for PAL Vancouver among many other private commissions, and contributes to art auctions in support of theatre and great ape conservation. Since 2011 Karin has been visiting regularly with a family of orangutans at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, with whom she has an ongoing conversation in painting. 

Karin contributes artwork to auctions in support of theatres, great ape conservation and other charitable organization events. In 2015 her piece “Into The Call” was featured at “Apes In The Arts” in Atlanta, Georgia – a unique exhibition of paintings by ape artists and paintings by human artists inspired by the apes’ pieces. Since 2011 she has been visiting regularly with a group of orangutans in Seattle, Washington, with whom she has an ongoing “conversation” in painting.

Karin’s short stories have been published in the anthologies Exact Fare Only II and Live To Imagine and in literary magazines, and have been broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Sounds Like Canada” and “Alberta Anthology.” Her first illustrated book, Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December, was published in 2015. It is available through Friesen PressAmazonBarnes and Noble, and Chapters Indigo.