About Me

Karen Kreyeski
Karen Kreyeski

Painting is an act of self-discovery…while I believe myself to be exploring nature’s habitat or the human condition, I am actually disclosing my own fragile connection to those things. While the temporal existence anyone of us has can be recorded with a touch of a finger to an iPhone, an artist  brings the image to life after the day is gone by weaving together light, color, texture with forms and shapes. I am challenged to tackle such a task and blessed to get lost in the magic and mystery of the process of painting, no matter the topic at hand.

Work is in private collections throughout the western United States and can be viewed in changing exhibits at the Nevada Artists Association Gallery, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Nevada. (Click on EXHIBITIONS for further information on shows.)

Professional Experience

Art teacher in Nevada and Montana public schools

President of Nevada Art Educators

Selected Awards: 

Thomas Moran Fellowship for Yellowstone Park Artist-in-Residence

Nevada representative, National Master Art Teacher Retreat, Johnson Art Studios, Johnson, Vermont


Mining the Treasures: Contemporary Comstock Artists, edited by Mary Beth Elam

Illustrated Snowmelt by Shaun Griffin, Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno


University of Nevada, Reno

University of Montana, Billings

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, Colorado

Memphis Art Academy