Karen S. Karmazin



Karen Karmazin attained her BA and graduate studies in Fine Arts at Queens College. Subsequently, she was awarded a fellowship and attained her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Doctorate in Education at the University of Buffalo. Karen’s teaching career spanned the education of normally achieving and special needs students from birth to adolescence in suburban and urban districts. She holds NYS Certification in School District Administration, Special Education, Elementary Education, and Fine Arts. She was employed as an elementary school principal in Amherst NY, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Grand Island NY, and as clinical assistant professor at the University of Buffalo. She taught graduate classes in literacy, assessment, and adapting instruction in various colleges and universities in Western New York. While serving as the School and Community Liaison at the University of Buffalo, she held seminars at the Teacher Education Institute in the Department for Learning and Instruction and assisted with research in the field of bullying prevention.  Fellowships included a scholarship to study at the Provincetown Art School in Cape Cod, MA, a grant from the Department of Health and Education for graduate study, and a National Wildlife Grant to construct a large school habitat. Her painting and drawing is influenced by post abstract expressionists and incorporates a wide array of medium including oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawing and watercolor. She has exhibited work in Cape Cod, MA, Queens County, NY, Buffalo, NY and Palm Beach County, FL.  She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County which recently hosted a two person show entitled “Karmazin and Rojas”. As a resident artist, Karen can be found painting at her easel at Art on Park Gallery.



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