Karen Oremus has worked as an artist, curator and educator internationally in Australia, Canada, the United States, Italy, England, Germany, China, Estonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Middle East. She received her BFA in Printmaking, with a Minor in Roman Archaeology at Concordia University in Montreal Canada. She studied Painting and Printmaking at the Academia di Belli Arte di Roma, (Academy of Fine Arts in Rome), Italy, and completed her archaeological field school at the University of Warwick in Coventry England. Karen graduated with an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, in Philadelphia, USA. Oremus worked for fifteen years as a Professor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, where she contributed to the establishment of the College. Karen joined Winthrop University in South Carolina, USA, in 2018, and assumes the position as Interim Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC. USA).
Karen Oremus most recently exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at La Latteria Moderna in Venice Italy, the Museum of Seljackih Buna in Zagreb Croatia, and the Multimedia Center in Rovijn Croatia. She also recently participated in juried and invitational exhibitions at both the Xi’an Art Museum and the China Printmaking Museum in China; the Kyoto Art Museum in Japan; Museo Do Duoro in Portugal; the International Biennale of Works on Paper at Palazzo Fogazzaro in Vicenza Italy; The Center for Applied Arts and Innovation in Wroclaw Poland; The Center for Book Arts in New York, NY; and the Brooklyn Gallery in Brooklyn New York. Recent awards include the 2017 Guanlan Print Prize at the Guanlan Printmaking Biennial in Shenzhen China and the Croatian Woman of the Year Award in Arts and Culture, in Zagreb Croatia.