San Francisco Bay area resident Kari Zinser is a painter and photographer whose current paintings make connections to fractals and self-similarity, astronomy and microscopy, evoking worlds within worlds and conjuring intense feeling from oblique, non-narrative cues. Her photographs are minimal worlds, big on emotional content.
Kari decided to pursue her love of visual arts following a career as a musician in Los Angeles. Moving to NYC in 1996, she attended Pratt Manhattan with additional training at The New York Academy of Art. After returning to Los Angeles in 1999, she continued study at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Kari continues to pursue her love of music and art at her studio at The Art Center of San Carlos/Redwood City, CA.
Kari participated in the Somerville Open Studios in Somerville, MA where two of her paintings were chosen for the city-wide banners advertising Open Studios for two consecutive years. She has also participated in the Silicon Valley Open Studios for the last two years. Kari was a member of the Cambridge Art Association and has been included in shows juried by Arthur Dion, Director of Gallery Naga, and Jane Farver, Director of List Gallery, MIT. She was also included in the 2016 iMotif exhibition by the Sohn Gallery in Lenox, MA, and was a member of The Main Gallery in Redwood City, CA. Kari has pieces in private collections throughout the U.S.