Mediums: Sculpture, Mixed Media/Collage, Assemblage
Gallup received a BFA from Michigan State University and taught junior high art for two years before continuing her studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she obtained an MFA in Metalsmithing and in Design. Other subsequent positions include Art Education at Delta College, Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the College for Creative Studies, and adjunct professor, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Eastern Michigan University.
Throughout her career, she has continued to explore numerous creative disciplines, including paper and basket making, wood turning, blacksmithing, welding, wood block printing, paper lithography and polyester resin casting.
Gallup's award winning work, in both collage and sculpture, has been exhibited nationwide. The First Methodist Church in her home town of Midland, Michigan, has 136 memorial windows designed and executed by Karen and documented in the book "Windows to the Soul".
Karen is a member of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild and the Ann Arbor Women Artists, having served as chairman of numerous committees in both groups. She now serves on the board of The Scrap Box, and volunteers at the Kiwanis Thrift Shop as well as Meals on Wheels. Karen lives with her husband, cat and dog in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Baby in the LibraryCollage
Size: 16" x 20"
A Day at the BeachCollage
Size: 18" x 16"