My work explores the landscapes of our emotional and natural worlds.
Images develop from my experience and intuition about human nature, the global environment, and the harmony and clashes between them. Depending on the medium and the message, images may be serene or chaotic. My work is musical, and sometimes explosive.
Architect, artist, author, and advocate, Karen Lee Sobol is an alumna of Radcliffe College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She worked as an architect in New York City, where projects included corporate interiors in Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building. Her space use study set the stage for Grand Central Terminal's magnificent restoration. Metro-North Commuter Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road became long-time clients.
Shifting emphasis from architecture to art, Karen Lee attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. She continued to explore drawing, painting and sculpture, and began working in printmaking as well.
Karen Lee serves on the boards of Save Venice, the New England Aquarium, and the Institute for Health and the Global Environment. She is an education advocate for the Bing Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Karen Lee's memoir—Twelve Weeks: An Artist's Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope—is illustrated with her art.