The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas proudly announces
the acquisition of its' first fine art mosaic, "TEN".
This was featured in our first exclusively mosaic show,
A Mosaic Passover Story.
Karen Ami was born in Chicago and adopted by a mid-western family. The circumstances of Karen’s adoption were unconventional and have greatly informed her later life and work. These emotions of pain, loss, longing, love, and passion are vital to her work. Karen received her training at The Boston Museum School, Tufts University (BFA, 1986) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 1995) with a
major in ceramics and sculpture.
Karen experimented with mosaics early in her career, but found that there was no place to study the mosaic art form academically in the U.S. This led her to establish the first Not-For-Profit mosaic arts school in 2005,
The Chicago Mosaic School.
Karen has been in many exhibitions, publications, and organizations,both national and international. She served as the President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists from 2007-2010.