Kara Garrett is an artist living and working in Durham, NC. She began her art degree in 1989 in the BFA program at Arizona State University before taking a 17-year hiatus from her education to raise her two sons. Kara now holds a BA in Studio Art with a focus in printmaking from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (2014). She has had her prints featured in a solo show at the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery in Wilmington, NC, as well as several group shows. She works mostly in screen printing and relief but also prints using varied intaglio processes.
Kara is a fourth generation Chicagoan although she considers herself to be from the whole of the Midwest. She is the product of a creative family, an artist father and writer mother; her large extended family includes installation artists, painters, glass blowers, flame workers, printmakers, illustrators, writers, poets, and graphic designers. She grew up surrounded by original paintings & drawings, graphic art & illustrations, advertising & typography, and books; these influences are easily seen in her work