Karen Rips & Paula Chung: A View Within
About The Exhibit
The artists’ command of material and technique inspires an important dialogue about people’s interpretations, responses, and relationships to these medical images. A View Within inspires us to open up about our own experiences with life and death, allowing us to discuss subjects—like illness and disease—that are otherwise unpalatable.” At the heart of this exhibition, Karen Rips’ and Paula Chung’s textiles expose viewers to the inner beauty found within their own bodies, challenging them to embrace change and find common ground.
About The Artist
Paula Chung lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada where she studies nature and maintains her fiber art practice. Chung began her career in fiber art as a quilter. She has exhibited her work internationally and she has received several awards of merit, including the 2008 Silver and Bronze awards at the 9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Chung has contributed to several publications including the Surface Design Journal (Summer 2012) and Quilting Arts Magazine (April/May, Oct./Nov. 2011).
Living in Thousand Oaks, California, Karen Rips is pursuing a career as a fiber artist after retiring from neonatal nursing. With over 30 years of quilting experience, Rips continues to experiment with dye techniques and enjoys the process of “mark-making.” She has exhibited internationally in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia as part of the Twelve by Twelve International Exhibition. Her work can be found in the collections of the Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Panorama City Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and at the Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Burbank, CA.