Karen Kulyk was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1950, and is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, Toronto. She has painted in France, England, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Mexico, Cuba and Venezuela. Her reputation is truly international and she has been honoured with solo exhibitions by many museums and institutions including the National gallery of Thailand, Art Gallery of Ontario (touring exhibition), University of Toronto (New College), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Chicago International Art Exhibition, and Festival Canada ( Hong Kong). Karen’s work has received an enthusiastic reception into the permanent Collections of major international corporations and financial institutions.
In 1983 Karen was awarded the Gold Medal for watercolour painting in the Prestigious Treviso International Art Competition in Italy. She is the official artist for Stony Ridge Cellars, Ontario, and a number of her paintings have graced prize winning labels.
Her solo exhibitions in private galleries have included Marianne Friedland Gallery in Toronto, and the Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York Art Expositions, In April 1997 she mounted a very successful exhibition at the Quaker Gallery in London, England.