Karina Noel Hean is based in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the New Mexico School for the Arts. She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. John’s College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and a MFA from New Mexico State University. Karina worked as the Associate Sales & Gallery Director at Selby Fleetwood Gallery, has worked with SITE Santa Fe in exhibitions and education, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts as the Visual Arts Coordinator. Her artwork is grounded in drawing and printmaking and explores responses to landscape. She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland and has completed several artist-in-residence opportunities in the US, several in national parks. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US, including exhibits and visiting artist talks at the Gerald and Stanlee Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, UTEP, TX; Haydon Art Center, NE; Furman University, SC; Western State Colorado University, CO; Sam Houston State University, TX; Krause Gallery, RI; Western Oregon University, OR; McDaniel College, MD; Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, NM; Gallery Shoal Creek, TX; Zia Gallery, IL; is included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and is working on a 2017 solo exhibition of drawings at the University of Wyoming. Karina Hean was born and raised in Mayo, MD on the Chesapeake Bay.