Karen Lofgren plays with perception through unusual and diversified elements with a focus on process and material. Born into counterculture participation, her childhood spent in experimental social structures has deeply influenced her practice. Ritual, history, mythology, and the construction of consciousness over time are core to her research. Through the lens of cultural and other wild systems, she combines minimalism with contemporary sculpture and challenges our species outside of the human lifespan.
Lofgren, a Fulbright Core Scholar at University of Arts London, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018, has exhibited at venues including Espacio Puasa Lima, Peru; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA; PØST, Los Angeles, CA; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada; and Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada. The artist has a permanent installation, also published as a book, titled Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 produced with Andrea Zittle of High Desert Test Sights located in Pioneertown, CA.