Karen in her studio
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44-02 23rd St., #316, Long Island City, NY 11101

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photo by Steve Peliotis


Karen Kettering Dimit’s sculptures suggest an aura of timelessness as they deal with universal dualities of humanity that are brought into high relief by current events.  Dualities such as male/female, creation and destruction, body and spirit, nature and nurture, are mirrored in the choices of material she uses and the way she uses them:  seductive colored stone and hard metals; crisp, reflective glass and warm, sensuous wood; polished forms and broken surfaces.  Ms. Dimit allows historic associations that come to mind as she is working a piece to infiltrate the work, creating poetic assemblages that resonate with the viewer on many levels.

Ms. Dimit is the Co-Founder of the LIC Arts Open, a Senior Arts member of the St. Botolph Club, and a member the Society of American Mosaic Artists, LIC Artists.  She was also the Chair of Sculpture at the Pen and Brush, NYC.  Ms. Dimit has shown widely throughout the U.S., both in solo and group exhibitions. Most recently, she was juried into the 2018 Mosaic Arts International, winning the Contemporary Innovation Award.  Other recent events: she was invited to show work in the 10th anniversary celebration of The Gallery at Penn College (where she showed a significant body of work in 2014), juried once again into the competitive exhibition of Mosaic Arts International 2016, held this year at the Women's History Museum in San Diego, and was invited to participate in a small group show featuring strong women at Gold Coast Art Center.  Her “Medusa” won the “Best in Show” award in the High Risk Gallery juried international mosaic show in Chicago; and “Miss Willendorf 2008” won “First Place” in the Pen and Brush 62nd Annual Sculpture Exhibition in NY.  Ms. Dimit lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in Queens (LIC). She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Compleat Sculptor in New York, and Orsoni Mosaics in Venice, Italy. Ms. Dimit has also curated a number of well-received shows, most recently UPSTANDERS!!!, as show of 23 artists who channel their activism into their art practice.