Karen Brasier/C.V.

Karen Brasier is a Houston based multidisciplinary artist. She holds a masters degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati and did graduate work in sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. Karen’s work shows an interest in material and spatial exploration and spans a variety of mediums.


solo shows
• Anti-Cube, post-studio projects, Houston
• Water, Water Everywhere, Site-specific installation at The Kenmore at SKYDIVE Artspace, Houston
• Fragment/Ornament, Galveston Arts Center, Sculptural interventions in 1878 First National Bank Building
• Architectural Jewelry Scavenger Hunt, Sculptural interventions at Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati
• Rooms for Rent, Houston Community College, Southeast Campus, Artist in Residence
• Three Wreaths, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati

group shows
• Sawyer Yards Revealed, The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston
• Art by Architects, Architecture Center Houston
• The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston
• Color Up/Color Down, Russ Pittman Park, Houston
• The Trojan Box, Art League Houston
• Shipped: Work by Box 13 Artists Outside the Box, 4411 Montrose Project Gallery, Houston
• Oh, Snap!, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City
• Right to Assemble, Texas State University Galleries, San Marcos
• Sustainable Sculpture, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
• Celebrate! SF, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
• Symbolic Flow, SUB-Mission Gallery, San Francisco
• DAAPworks, University of Cincinnati
• Visual Fringe, featured artist, Art Academy of Cincinnati

• Box 13 ArtSpace Resident Artist 2011-14; President 2013-14.
• Houston Community College, Southeast Campus, Artist in Residence, Fall 2011.
• Many Mini Residency, SKYDIVE Artspace, Houston, TX, July 2011.

• Suaer, Rebecca. “COM alum constructs art around unique spaces” The Galveston Daily
News, September 2014.
• Liscum, Dean. “Brasier Young Works in Water Balloons.” The Great God Pan Is Dead. 24
May 2012.
• Rosen, Steven. “Going with the Gut: New Direction, New Venue, Mural Project Breathe Life into Visual Fringe.” CityBeat, 21 May 2008.