Karen Gustafson graduated summa cum laude with a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis specializing in painting and drawing. She received a MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Karen is tenured faculty at Normandale Community College.
Karen has exhibited in galleries and art centers nationally including the Kohler Arts Space in Kohler, WI. Karen was awarded an artist residency at Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia and has traveled, assisted and led study abroad courses in Europe, most recently teaching a semester of Visual Arts in Oxford, England.