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KAREN CAPPOTTO is inspired by evidence of the handmade in a world where technology prevails. She is known for her distinct palette and combination of vintage + found materials.   Cappotto's work is in PAAM’s Permanent collection and has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions.
 
KAREN is a recipient of the Lillian Orlowsky William Freed Grant for painting. She is a founding member of the non-profit group Provincetown Commons, dedicated to developing a sustainable creative economy in the place that continues to inspire her work.  
To make a Studio Appointment, or inquire about artwork
please call or text
#617∙699∙4666 
more info: karencappotto@gmail.com



 

BIOGRAPHY Career Narrative

CAPPOTTO’S Undergrad years she studied Feminist Theology at Boston College and a year abroad focused on Contemporary British Fiction at Oxford University... After 9/11, Cappotto was accepted into at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in order to pursue a new career as a visual artist.

Karen sold her first painting on her 43 birthday and has maintained gallery representation ever since.

Karen Cappotto has just come on the radar recently after winning the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed grant for painting, having successful
Museum shows in two consecutive years while launching a new design company called Peg + Dick (www.peganddick.com), a fine art standard

collection of prints, named after her parents, recently picked up by a hip chain of furniture stores expanding across America.

Over the past decade, Cappotto’s painting is primarily rooted in the Landscape of Provincetown where, she has maintained a studio since 2001.
Karen also has had extended residencies in Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Where ever her focus, Karen has consistently received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions and oil paintings.

Her work is in Provincetown Art Association and Museum permanent collection and in a new book by Deborah Forman
published by Schiffer, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists Images of Land and Sea.

Cappotto is a founding member of the non-profit group Provincetown Commons dedicated to developing a sustainable creative economy
in the place that continues to inspire her work

BIOGRAPHY Career Narrative

CAPPOTTO’S Undergrad years she studied Feminist Theology at Boston College and a year abroad focused on Contemporary British Fiction at Oxford University... After 9/11, Cappotto was accepted into at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in order to pursue a new career as a visual artist.

Karen sold her first painting on her 43 birthday and has maintained gallery representation ever since.

Karen Cappotto has just come on the radar recently after winning the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed grant for painting, having successful
Museum shows in two consecutive years while launching a new design company called Peg + Dick (www.peganddick.com), a fine art standard

collection of prints, named after her parents, recently picked up by a hip chain of furniture stores expanding across America.

Over the past decade, Cappotto’s painting is primarily rooted in the Landscape of Provincetown where, she has maintained a studio since 2001.
Karen also has had extended residencies in Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Where ever her focus, Karen has consistently received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions and oil paintings.

Her work is in Provincetown Art Association and Museum permanent collection and in a new book by Deborah Forman
published by Schiffer, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists Images of Land and Sea.

Cappotto is a founding member of the non-profit group Provincetown Commons dedicated to developing a sustainable creative economy
in the place that continues to inspire her work

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