KAREN ROBERSON POWELL received her M.F.A. at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 1988 with a concentration in sculpture. She pursued additional training in Italy, Wales, and England. In 1993 she took a year’s leave from her university position to attend the Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop near Cardiff Wales. While there she was featured on BBC television and radio for her installation at Cardiff Bay for a piece entitled “The Voyage”.
She served as an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas At Tyler for ten years. As head of the sculpture program she taught courses in sculpture, life drawing, and bronze casting. Her exhibitions have ranged from the U.S. to Wales and Italy and her works have been purchased by collectors in the U.S. in Texas, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, California, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Internationally, they are in collections in Wales, Canada, England, and Belgium.