Karen Kamenetzky
Fiber Artist







intercellular spaces



sieve tube

Artist Statement

My biomorphic fiber wall hangings are inspired by the lines and patterns of microscopic/cellular imagery which I find visually and metaphorically rich. All changes in essence happen on that infinitesimal level and result in the world we experience. My work is a kind of invented biology zooming in on that fundamental nature of things and bringing it into vision.

Beginning with undyed silk, wool and other fibers, I add vibrant saturated color using dye and paint as well as adding dimension and textures through the process of wet felting. Dense stitching adds lines of light and shadow and color.  I love the soothing tactile pleasure of handling and creating with fiber.


In my long ago younger days, I studied art; primarily drawing and painting. After decades of detours through careers as a teacher and a psychologist, I have again happily created room in my life for artmaking. I began dyeing cloth and focusing on fiber art in the mid-nineties. I work out of my home studio in the woods of Southern Vermont.

Gallery Representation

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Images by the Botanical Society of America

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Last Updated: 1/6/19