born in new york city, karen horne was raised in california and utah. she graduated with honors from yale university and completed her mfa in painting at indiana university at bloomington. over the years, she has received numerous awards, including a major prize from the national academy of design and three grants to develop series on new york parks. her work has been featured in venues throughout the united states, including galleries in new york city, san francisco and bridgehampton, long island.
in the spring of 2000, ms. horne completed a cycle of paintings for the lobby of the hilton hotel downtown salt lake city. she was also honored to have a large painting installed in the first lady's office at the utah state capitol. other corporate and public collections include morgan stanley dean witter reynolds, american express, the springville museum, and the utah state art collection.
the daughter of landscape painter, phyllis horne, ms. horne was also inspired by her great-grandmother, alice merrill horne, champion of early utah artists. in 1999, the springville museum presented "phyllis f. horne and karen horne - it's all relative," a major exhibition showcasing the two artists' work.
she has lectured at the frick collection in new york city and presented numerous color workshops and portrait demonstrations. currently, she is teaching in the art and art history department at the university of utah.
ms. horne was delighted to show her work in the exhibition, utah art / utah artists at the springville museum during the salt lake 2002 winter olympics. this spring, the olympic curatorial committee selected her as one of the 100 "most honored artists of utah."