Karina Nöel Hean lives in the Galisteo Basin between Cerrillos and Galisteo, NM on the San Marcos arroyo, where the light and land provide daily inspiration. A life-long art educator, Hean now serves as Chair of Visual Arts at the New Mexico School for the Arts.
She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Drawing from Studio Art Centers International, and a MFA from New Mexico State University.
Her artwork is grounded in drawing and printmaking and explores responses to landscape. She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland and has completed several artist-in-residence opportunities in the US, several at national parks. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US.
Karina Hean was born and raised in Mayo, MD on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore.