Karen Snouffer concentrates on installation and multi-media, exploring themes of identity, history and place, and how these topics may intersect in studio practices. She has exhibited nationally at Art Center South Florida, Miami; The Work Space, New York; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Hallwalls, Buffalo; Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati; Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH; Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN; Poor Dog Space, Los Angeles; Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis; and internationally at La Médiathèque, Epernay, France; and Gallerie Cardo, Reims, France. She is a former fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, and a past Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito. Snouffer is a recipient of six fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; a Great Lakes College Association New Directions Initiative; numerous Kenyon College faculty development grants; and most recently, a McGregor Foundation Global Exchange Grant, supporting travel to France for a project based on rural culture. In addition to her individual work, she has collaborated with poets, dancers, sculptors and new media artists. Her work has been published in three books: The Next Hedgerow; Love Life; Love Life: Memory and Nature at Play; and Somatic Principles and Dance.
She received her BS in Education and MFA from The Ohio State University. She teaches painting, drawing, and multi-media classes at Kenyon College with a studio and residence in Gambier, Ohio.