Karen Myers Paavola

Karen Myers Paavola received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and her BFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University. Paavola’s psychologically intense, densely decorated portraits examine our culture’s hyper-sexualized obsession with glamour and physical beauty, touching on its aesthetic extremes, seductive appeal, and emotional casualties. 

Paavola served as Redux’s Executive Director from 2009 – 2011. Recent exhibitions include Thinking of You at LUIS de JESUS, Los Angeles, CA, My Sweet, Sweet… at the Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Incite at Robert Steele Gallery, NY, NY and New Painting at The Southern, Charleston, SC.

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