Artist Karen Fitzgerald’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States.  The Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Arizona – Tucson and the United Nations in NY have featured her work in their active exhibition schedules.  A recipient of two grants from the Queens Community Arts Fund, she has also received funds from the Greenwall Foundation and the Women’s Studio Workshop.  Her work is in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Union Gas collection, the Rienhart Collection of Germany, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center and many other public and private collections. She has completed several large commissions, including 28 round panels at PS 239 in Queens and a 28’ x 56’ exterior mural for PS 193 in Whitestone, Queens.  Fitzgerald has curated many exhibitions including, “Change” for Flushing Town Hall (2009) as well as producing a 5 venue exhibit,“Transpositions Along the Queensboro Bridge”, with curator, Judith Tolnick Champa, celebrating the centennial of the Queensboro bridge. Fitzgerald sits on the Board of Directors for Art Connects New York. For 30 years she has been a teaching artist and continues to provide consultations for a wide range of institutions on a variety of educational issues. Since 2013, she has taught a variety of workshop series for Lifetime Arts, including workshop series in drawing, art history, printmaking and quilt-making for the Queens Library and New York Public Library systems.  She has taught at St. John’s University, Iona College and worked as education director for the Queens Symphony Orchestra.  In 1985 she earned an MFA from Hunter College, and a M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1990.  Karen’s work can be seen at:  She lives with her husband and family in Woodside, New York; her studio is in Northern Long Island City.