“I create grid-based abstract paintings with textured surfaces using the encaustic technique of beeswax and fire. I work in a Post-Minimalist style, using subtleties of texture and color to create a quiet material presence that is infused with emotionally expressive qualities. I want my paintings to provide a respite for the eye and the soul."

Karen Hubacher has been exhibiting her work in the Washington DC and Mid-Atlantic areas for 25 years. She is the recipient of two Residency Fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, two Painting Grants from the Vermont Studio Center, and a scholarship from the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her work is included in the collections of Edward Albee, the International Monetary Fund, the Washington DC City Hall Art Collection, Marriott Marquise, Embassy Suites Hotel, the American Board of Surgeons, the American Embassy in Poland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many other corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe.