Karen Snouffer’s artwork concentrates on installation and multi-media processes. She explores themes related to identity, history and place and their intersections in studio practices. National and regional venues that have exhibited her work include: Art Center South Florida, Miami; The Work Space, New York; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati; Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, Indiana; Poor Dog Space, Los Angeles; Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis; and international venues are La Médiathèque, Epernay, France; and Gallerie Cardo, Reims, France. 

Snouffer is a former fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown and a past Artist-in-Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito.  She is a recipient of six fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; a Great Lakes College Association New Directions Initiative Grant; numerous Kenyon College Faculty Development Grants; and a McGregor Foundation Global Exchange Grant. She has collaborated with poets, dancers, sculptors and new media artists. Her work has been published in three books: "The Next Hedgerow," "Love Life: Memory and Nature at Play" and "Somatic Principles and Dance."

Areas of Expertise

Drawing, painting, installation.


1987 — Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University

1968 — Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University