New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans native Kara Crowley is an artist who embraces the uniqueness of Black culture. She creates pieces in order for her audience to make emotional or spiritual connections, understanding the aesthetics, hardships, and accomplishments of African Americans in society. Kara's primary medium is acrylic on wood surfaces and molding paste or dried acrylic to add depth. Kara's time with YAYA Inc. (Young Aspirations - Young Artist) and at Xavier University of Louisiana molded her into the artist she is today. She teaches visual arts at St. Augustine High School. She continues looking for ways to nurture her own artistic practice throughout the New Orleans art community, such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the Ana & Adeline Foundation. Kara's primary medium is acrylic on wood surfaces and molding paste or dried acrylic to add depth.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2020
My work primarily demonstrates the evolution of Black culture—Black women and men—and how they’ve impacted the world spiritually, physically, and emotionally. This ranges from our positive influences of style, grace, caregiving, and beauty to negative associations around mental and physical health issues, relationship struggles, and how we're viewed by society through stereotypes.”