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

Karin’s artwork has appeared on solo and group exhibit in Vancouver, B.C.: “tiny clown long wait,” a story in 21 paintings, on solo exhibit at the Waterfront Theatre Gallery (2017), Unity Gallery (2009) and at the WECC Showcase (2008); “Jeffrey Takes a Walk in December” on solo exhibit 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). 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’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.