Karen Hackenberg

(American, born 1955)

Port Townsend-based painter Karen Hackenberg playfully challenges how waste affects the environment. In an ongoing painting and drawing series, she captures images of trash found near her studio. She also creates drawings on an iPad, intentionally leaving them unfinished. She has served as a panelist, curator, and instructor in both the field of art and environmental affairs. Karen Hackenberg received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).