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Leigh Sanders and Jessica Goodall, The Art of Compassion: Creative Activism for Animals, 2018, pgs. 86-91

Gabriel Geanillo & MacKenzie Chase, “New Flagstaff Murals Look at Unity and Water Conservation” October 21, 2018:

MacKenzie Chase, “Finding Unity: Karen Fiorito Offers a Positive Message with New Flagstaff Mural”, Flaggstaff Live, September 6, 2018:

Andrea Arroyo, Steve Brodner, and Peter Kuper, “OppArt: Dispatches from the Resistance”, The Nation Magazine, March 5 and 30, 2018:

Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, The Design of Dissent, pg. 275, Rockport Publishers, Beverly, MA, 2017

Huffington Post, "Despite Death Threats, Artist Behind Nazi-Themed Trump Billboard Plans To Make More", March 23, 2017:

Hyperallergetic, "Artist Receives Death Threats Over Her Anti-Trump Billboard", March 21, 2017:

Art Forum, "Artist Receives Death Threats for Her Anti-Trump Billboard" March 20, 2017:

Art News, "Morning Links: Met Museum Clashes Edition", March 20, 2017:

Washington Post, "This apocalyptic anti-Trump billboard won’t come down until he leaves office, its creator insists", March 20, 2017:

LA WEEKLY, Vol. 39, No. 2, December 2-8, 2016: Pages 5: and


APONIA Magazine Issue 5, Nov 16, 2016:16-21:

Josh Ryder and Melissa C. Hilborn, "Karen Fiorito", ArticulAction Magazine, Winter 2016:122 - 141

Shana Nys Dambrot, "A Climate Change Arts Festival Takes Over LA", The Creator's Project, Dec. 8, 2015:

Barefoot Vegan Magazine, "The Art of Compassion Project", November/December 2015, page 66

Ari Nessel,"Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving," Huffington Post, August 27, 2015

Daniel Rolnick, “Affordable Art Fair (LA): Buddha Cat Press”. Argot and Ochre. January 20, 2012

Paula E. Calvin, Deborah A. Deacon, American Women Artists in Wartime, 1776 - 2010. Mac Farland and Co., North Carolina, 2011 

“Illuminating Display of Art in Flinders Square.” The Townsville Sun. August 3, 2011: Page 2. Sun Community Newspapers, Townsville Australia

Josh Mac Phee,  Celebrate People's History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, Feminist Press, The City University of New York, New

York, New York, 2010

Matt Gleason, “Screenprinting Survery Spans the Streets to the Sublime.” Huffington Post. August 2, 2010

S. Preston Duncan, “Paper Politics: Without Bureaucracy,” RVA Magazine, August, 2009

Josh Mac Phee, Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today, PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2009

Kaysee Olsen, “The Sound and the Fury.” URB Magazine, July, 2008

Stewart Noble, “Hummersaurus Wrecks”, The Agonist. May 22, 2008 

Fidel Rodriguez, Divine Forces Radio.  Pacifica Radio. KPFK, 90.7. Los Angeles, CA. 27 Apr. 2007. 

John Carr, Yo! What Happened to Peace?,  (Exhibition Catalogue). Rome, IT. 2007:66, 71,74, 75,90,129,135

Susan Anker, Real Writing. Bedford/St. Martin’s. New York, NY. 2007.

Connie Bretz, “Time Capsule: The Foundry will Flourish!” The Phoenix, Phoenixville, PA. January 8, 2007.

Ellen Williams-Masson, “Artists Do Their Part to Promote Peace.” Capital Times. November 13, 2006: 1

Image Control. LA Weekly. September 9-15, 2005:22

Keith Valcourt, “Truth in Advertising”. Hustler Magazine. December 2005:15

Andi McDaniel, “Drive By Activism”. Whole Life Times. August 2005.

Andrew Engelson, “Visual Arts Picks”. Seattle Weekly. April 27-May 3, 2005.

Faye Hirsch, “Art and Politics: Graphic Art in the Summer of Dissent.” Art in America. October 2004:61

Image Control. LA Weekly. September 17-23, 2004:13

Image Control. LA Weekly. August 6-12, 2004:13

Eight Days A Week, “Peace Attack.” The Boston Phoenix, July 9, 2004:6

Joe Watson, “Hung Fury.” The Phoenix New Times. June 24-30, 2004:34

Tyler Thompson, “Fast and Furious.” The State Press Magazine. Arizona State University, April 1,2004: 8

Edward  J. Sozanski, “Group Show Politics.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 5, 2003: W40

Anne Fabbri, “Freedom of Speech.” ArtMatters. December, 2003: 3, 19        

Lori Hill, “First Friday Focus.” The Philadelphia City Paper. Nov 6, 2003: 27

Christopher James, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. Delmar Publishers. 2001: 227

Edward  J. Sozanski, “TV or Not TV.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 28, 2000: W38

Gerard Brown, “The A-Musing Fiorito.” The Philadelphia Weekly. December 30, 1998. 45

Robin Rice, “Crafty, Very Crafty.” The Philadelphia City Paper. April 10, 1998: 34

Grants and Awards

2022             Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ

2019             Not Real Art Grant, Los Angeles, CA

                     Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ

2018             Beautification and Public Art Grant, Flagstaff City Council

2017             Pollination Project Impact Grant, Berkeley, CA

2016             Pollination Project Impact Grant, Berkeley, CA

2015             Pollination Project Grant; LUSH Charity Pot Grant; A Well Fed World Grant

2005             Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ

2004             Change, Inc. Captiva, FL (Founder: Robert Rauschenberg)

                     Student Enrichment Grant. Herberger College of Fine Arts. Arizona State University.

                     Dean’s List. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

2001             University Graduate Scholarship. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

                     ASU Travel Scholarship. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

                     Regent’s Graduate Academic Scholarship. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

1993             Dean’s List. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                     Lenore Adelman Award, Printmaking, The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

                     Lessing and Edith Rosenwald Scholarship. The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022             KarenFiorito: Political Animal, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2015             Sacred Beings, SOS Gallery, Venice, CA
2010             Buddha Cat, Urban Sanctuary, Los Angeles, CA
2009             Karen Fiorito: Recent Work, Cafe Novel, Los Angeles, CA
2004             Lil’ Fury: The Art of Propaganda, Studio Lodo. Phoenix, AZ

                     Lil’ Fury: Agitprop and Culture Jams, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2001             Amassed Media, The Photography Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
1999             [Dis] Figure, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
1995             The Phoenix, 1521 Cafe Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1991             Karen Fiorito: Works In Progress, Roxy Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022             All Media, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

                     Taking it to the Next Degree, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA
                     Paper Boats 2022, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy
                     PowHer, Sugar Press Art, Los Angeles, CA
                     Wild Life, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
                     San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 2022 Spring Exhibition, San Diego, CA
                     Disruption, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                     Weird Science, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                     Pretty In Pink, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                     Labyrinth, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                     The Absent Referent and the Intersectionality of Isms, TAG Gallery, Los A
ngeles, CA (Curator and Artist)
2021             Graphic Liberation! Perspectives on Image Making and Political Movements, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
                     Small Works, Tag Gallery, Los Angeles
                     Small Works Members Exhibition, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
                      Annual Members’ Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
                     The 2021 FL3TCH3R Exhibit Dedicated to Protection of Voting Rights, Reece Museum, Eastern Tennessee State University, TN 
                     The Fifth Trust, Compassion Arts Festival 2021, Online
                     San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Summer Exhibition, San Diego, CA
                     All About Women, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
                     World on Fire, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
                     Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, ArtRage; Point of Contact Gallery; Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY
                     Exquisite Corpse, International Printing Museum, Carson, CA
                     Raining Cats and Dogs Benefit Show, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
                     2021 Women in Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
                     Pop Culture & Trashy, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
                     Works of Heart 2021, Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA
                      At Home in Nature, The Art of Compassion Project, Online
                     Nourishing with Heart, The Art of Compassion Project, Online
2020             The Election 2020, The Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ
                     What Are You Voting For?, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
                     Indivisible 2020, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Curator and Artist)
                     Works of Heart 2020, Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA
                     The Elephant in the Room, Indiana University, Kokomo, IN
                     HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora and Fauna, Palos Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
                     ImMigration, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA        

2019             From the Head and the Heart, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norfolk, CT

                     ImMigration, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Venice, Italy

                     FL3TCH3R Exhibit, Reece Museum, Eastern Tennessee State, University, TN

                     Sweet Earth/Bitter Earth,Center for The Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA  

2018             Los Angeles Holiday Show, MuzeuMM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA      

Armistice Day, 2018, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ      

Celebrating Women, Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA      

CFAER’s 14th Annual Art Auction, Center for The Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA     

Air, Water, Earth, The Muckenthaler  Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA     

Nasty Women Art Exhibition, The Hive, Flagstaff, AZ

2017             Beasts of Burden, TUF Gallery, New York, NY

'Degenerate' Artists Against FascismConstellation Chicago, Chicago, IL

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock's 13th Annual Art Auction, Eagle Rock, CA

PRESS ON!, Hangar Gallery South, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2016           ANIMUS, Kabaret at Karamel, London, UK

Facets of Felines, Green Screen Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles

Crazy Cat Ladies, The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Animal Justice: The Exhibition, VGallery, Walsall, UK

California's Future?, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA

The 7th KIWA Exhibition, Kyoto Municiple Museum, Kyoto, Japan

Art Makes Change 2.0, Earth We Gallery, Santa Mnica, CA

2015           LOVE, Honeycomb Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

LAPS New Members Show, Azuza State University, Azusa, CA

Bunnymania, Chung King Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Politicon, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Edges and Curves, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art Makes Change, Earth We, Santa Monica, CA

National Feral Cat Day: The Faces of Feral, Art District Downtown Photo Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2013           Los Angeles Printmaking Society 21st National Exhibition, CSUN/California State University Northridge

Print: Democracy in Print, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

2012           Animal Portraits, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia

Crossings: Rhonda Stevens and Karen Fiorito, Brush and Press Gallery, Townsville, Australia

Narcolandia, Sub/Mission Arts Space, San Francisco, CA

2011           Neoteric, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Art, Townsville, Australia

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fempressions, Solidarity Ink, Los Angeles, CA

Evolution Revolution: The Interconnectedness of All Beings, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. (Curator and Participating Artist)

2010           Marxist Glue, Hold Up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Art Against Empire, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Stoke 2, Munich, Germany

Vanguardia Erotika, Casa 0101 Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2009           The Pandemic Show, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

POVevolving One Year Anniversary Exhibition, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fly with the Cage, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Stop the Armed Forces, 2023 E. Olympic Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013

SheRock, First Time LA, Los Angeles, CA

Paper Politics, Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA

Feminine, Phantom Galleries, Santa Monica, CA (co-curator)

Master Peaces: High Art for Higher Purpose, Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

Cannibal Culture, SpaceFlea Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2008           My Father’s Party is Busted!, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA

Engineering Cinematheque, Studio 1636,Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA

Hello Comrade! : Bring a Friend!, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AMP (Art, Music, Politics), Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA

Reclaiming the “F” Word: Posters on International Feminisms, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, CA

LA VS WAR. The Firehouse, Los Angeles, CA

Shock and Aw....Shit.  01 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

POV Editions. POV Evolving (ArtShare), Los Angeles, CA

2007           Living Room: Conscious Art and Design. Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

From L.A. with Love, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Propaganda III, START SOMA, San Francisco, CA

Yo! What Happened to Peace?, House of Love and Dissent, Rome, IT

Painting with Fire, Central CT University, New Britain, CT

2006           Art for Change: A Peace Campaign,  Winnebago Studios, Madison, WI

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Annual Party and Auction, Los Angeles, CA

American Democracy Project: Raise Your Voice! Central Missouri State University. Warrensburg, MO

Contemporary American Radical Political Poster Art, MoMo Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Prison Nation, Watts Art Center. Los Angeles, CA

2005           Six Degrees Festival. Factory Place, Los Angeles, CA                                    

The Third Annual “Don’t Support the Facists Who Stole Christmas” Show. 33 1/3 Book Store. Los Angeles, CA

The Optical Lounge and Audio Lab. Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA

Yo! What happened to Peace? Tokyo, Japan; Chicago, IL

America VS America. Galley Klink Og Bank, Reykjavik, Iceland                                 

Pressing Issues. Hemicycle  Gallery, The Corcoran Museum of Art. Washington, DC       

Four War Years: Posters Against Bush. Artists’ Television Access. San Francisco, CA

Paper Politics (West). Phinney Center Gallery. Seattle, WA

2004           The Second Annual “Don’t Support the Facists Who Stole Christmas” Show. 33 1/3 Book Store. Los Angeles, CA

Post Gen’s Stop the War Tour. Black Market. Long Beach, CA        

Peace Signs. Chisholm Gallery. New York, New York    

By1. Transport Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Invitational

sElections. Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. Art Center of Design. Pasedena, CA                   

Yo! What Happened to Peace?: San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC 

Art and Propaganda. Lionel Rombach Gallery. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2003           Say Something: The Art of Politics. Painted Bride Art Center. Philadelphia, PA

Stitches of War. Anthropology Museum. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

Summer MFA Exhibition. Harry Wood Gallery. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ    

Nathan Cummings Exhibition. Harry Wood Gallery. Arizona StateUniversity,Tempe, AZ Westin Kierland Resort. Scottsdale, AZ. 

2002           ABBA Members Show. Harry Wood Gallery. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ            

Screen Stars. Harry Wood Gallery. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Invitational    

ABBA: A Buncha Book Artists. Phoenix Public Library. Phoenix, AZ.

2001           Printed Matter. Harry Wood Gallery. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Juried

Sun Works: Contemporary Alternative Photography, The Art Institute of Boston, MA

2000           Now in Real Time, Nexus Gallery and Foundation for the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

1999           Gritty City. The Irvin and Laurie Borowky Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. Juried

Philadelphia Volunteer Layers for the Arts 20th Anniversary Silent Auction and Gala. The Packard Building. Philadelphia, PA. 

1998           New Member’s Show. Muse Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.

Artist Craft. Chester Springs Center for the Visual Arts. Chester Springs, PA

Identity. The Philadelphia Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA. Juried

Non-Silver: Printing with Light. The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Recent Digital Images. Apple Corporate Center. Philadelphia, PA. Invitational

Alumni in Print. The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA. Invitational            

Paper Prayers. Nexus Gallery and Foundation for the Arts. Philadelphia PA 

1996           Le Charcuterie des Beaux Arts. New Arts Salon. Philadelphia, PA. Invitational

1995           Works on Paper. Perkins Center for the Arts. Moorestown, NJ. Juried

1994           In Black and White. Sande Webster Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. Invitational    

Chiaroscuro. Main Line Center for the Arts. Haverford, PA. Juried

64th Juried Competition. The Plastic Club. Philadelphia, PA. Juried

Pentimenti Annual Student Competition. Pentimenti Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1993           Dimensional Sculpture. The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA. (Invitational)


2004            M.F.A., Printmaking. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1993            B.F.A., Printmaking. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Lectures

2018            Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2014-16       Josephine Press, Santa Monica, CA

2012            Brush and Pen Studio, Townsville, AU

2011-12       Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009            Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

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