Karen Fitzgerald was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Midwest. It is this early, close relationship with the natural world that informs her work. This work has been actively exhibited in the United States. The Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Arizona – Tucson and the United Nations in NYC have featured her work in their active exhibition schedules. She received grants from the Queens Community Arts Fund, the Greenwall Foundation and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work is in many private and public collections, including the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, Related Group, the Rienhart Collection of Germany, Montefiore Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Rahr-West Art Museum and special collections at Princeton.