Karen Rubado


Karen Rubado is an Auckland artist who is interested in the aggregation and transformation of found materials through hand-making. Her enthusiasm lies in the connections between intention and action, the real and imagined, and the imperfection that often characterises the handmade. Inspired by techniques of extemporising within a structure, her weaving practice encourages the unexpected and allows for spontaneity as a catalyst for discovery. She sees this as a subtle form of opposition to the authorial powers of tradition and the expectations emanating from both craft and contemporary art conventions.

Selected Media.

  1. Karen Rubado's Giant Drawn Scarf
    Eyecontact review by John Hurrell
  2. Karen Rubado
    Art Ache artist profile, Anusha Bhana


  1. Studio Visit: Karen Rubado