Karen Elem received her degree in art education from the State University of
New York at New Paltz. After retiring from a 37 year career teaching ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting at Saratoga Springs High School, she is now a resident studio artist at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, NY.
Karen's art has been included in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions. Her work received recognition as "Best in Show" in the national juried show,"Intermedia 2015" and "The Saratoga Clay Arts Center 5th Annual Member Exhibition”. The Clay Center of New Orleans displayed her wall hanging, “Inspiration, Lake Luzerne, NY” in a nationally juried show.
Her art can be found at AMP Galleries, Saratoga Springs, NY, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY, Pause Gallery,Troy, NY, Saunders Gallery of Fine Art, Glens Falls, NY and in private collections across the country.