Karen Rush



Karen Rush is a printmaker and book artist. She received her BA and MA in Art History and began routing around in old libraries during her research. The obsession with books continues to this day.

Artist's Statement

Books have been the telescope to history for me. Each page reveals a new sense of people, places and the human experience. For me the process of reading or creating a book is similar to adding a color, shape or line to an experience so that the picture or feeling in your mind become richer and more fulfilling with each page. The passing of time, memory and the human experience are frequent subject matter. I also like to make my own paper to communicate another layer of experience through shape, color and texture.

Contact Information
eMail: karush111@yahoo.com


Bay Area Book Artists Pacific Center for the Book Southern Graphics Council International Friends of Dard Hunter


Group Exhibitions 2014 "Undercurrents", Peninsula Museum of Art "BookWorks 2014, San Francisco Public Library 2013 BABA Member Exhibition "Red", Vargas Gallery, Mission College BABA Member Exhibition Women's month, Foothill Library, 2012 "Water", Krause Center

Teaching & Workshops

Eco-dying Single page binding Beginning papermaking


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