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Karis is an artist, designer and arts educator working out of Oklahoma City. They received their BFA from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and went on to receive their MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Karis has exhibited works across the U.S. and Canada. Along with teaching courses in the visual arts in Oklahoma and New York, Karis is currently an illustrator and community arts advocate working out of Oklahoma City.

My work delves into the depths of the human experience, exploring the strange and often unsettling nature of our physical form. Through my unique interpretation of anatomy, I seek to capture the raw essence of humanity and convey it in a way that is both relatable and deeply personal.
My work is rooted in the belief that we are all bags of meat, complex and fragile vessels that contain the very essence of our being. By highlighting the intricacies and imperfections of the human form, I seek to confront viewers with the fundamental absurdity of our existence, and challenge them to embrace the beauty of our inherent impermanence.
Using a vivid, saturated color palette and fantastical segments of flesh, I craft a world that is both familiar and alien, inviting viewers to explore the mysteries of the human body in a way that is both intimate and existential. Through this process of deconstruction and reconstruction, I am able to distill the essence of humanity into a form that is both strange and damaged, yet undeniably human.
My work is a celebration of the human experience in all its complexity and imperfection. By pushing the boundaries of recognizable form and challenging viewers to confront their own perceptions of the human body, I seek to create a space where we can explore the meaning of our existence and connect with the shared experience of being human.

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