Mama, Artist, Meditator, Teacher
Karah Pino is a conceptual artist specializing in paper, ephemera, and performance art showcasing meditation as an art-form. She studied at the University of Washington School of Art with an emphasis on Metals graduating with a BA in Interdisciplinary Art in 1998.
Karah began taking art classes as part of the requirements for a communications degree focused on advertising and found herself hooked on the creative process. She made custom jewelry and sculpture in metal for several years before developing an allergy to this favorite material. As part of her degree in Interdisciplinary art, she explored a number of media including digital arts. After college, she worked in film and television both in Seattle and Los Angeles while teaching as an art specialist to low income girls in an afterschool program.
Working with children, she re-discovered the joy and geometry of origami and began to focus on working with paper as a sculptural medium. In 2002, she was inspired to study Chinese medicine and received a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2008 completeing 1000 cranes in the process.
Returning to Seattle in 2009, Karah developed a meditation course for the University of Washington Experimental College and helped to start a holistic healing collective using consent based decision making model.
In 2012, she joined the Mind Unwind Gallery as a teaching artist and exhibited Meditation as Art: The Sacred Shadow Self in June of 2013.