Artist, author, architect, and advocate, Karen Lee Sobol engages creativity wherever she finds herself. In New York City, her space use study set the stage for Grand Central Terminal’s magnificent restoration. In many media, her art celebrates our emotions and environments, and the play between them. She has shown at Radcliffe College and Harvard University, in Cracow, Poland, and at other venues. In collaboration with her daughter Sara Zielinski, Karen Lee created the interactive exhibit and installation Saudade for the National Parliamentary Library in Tbilisi, Georgia. A version of Saudade is slated for Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Karen Lee serves on the executive committee of Save Venice / Boston Chapter and as an education advocate for the Bing Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A champion of the role of integrative therapies in the lives of cancer patients, she is the 2016 keynote speaker at Dana-Farber’s Lenny Zakim Lecture. Her memoir—Twelve Weeks: An Artist’s Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope—is illustrated with her art.
An alumna of Radcliffe College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Karen Lee is an affiliated artist with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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