Karen Ristuben
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About Karen Ristuben

Karen Ristuben is an artist and educator living in her hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, her BFA and teaching degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, and her JD from Suffolk University Law School.

Her art practice is environmental advocacy at its core. She believes that real change toward a healthier planet calls for knowledge, then caring, then action. Through multimedia, she bridges the disciplines of art, environmental science, and education for the sake of our shared planet.

Karen is currently leading the Rocky Neck Art Colony, one of the nation’s oldest art communities, through a time of growth as it develops its programming and infrastructure for the benefit of future generations of artists, residents, and visitors.

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