Karen Opstelten was born in 1962. She knew very early she wanted to be an visual artist. Also making music attracted her very much, so she studied both; visual arts at the Rietveld Academy and playing the recorder at the conservatory in Alkmaar.


Soon she discovered she wanted to have all the  freedom to paint whatever she wanted, regardless what people want to buy. So she did not finish the academy and the conservatory, but instead learned a solid profession: piano tuner.


Over the years she had many exhibitions:

2016 A living history, a project for museum het Sterkenhuis in consignation for museum Kranenburgh


2015 Ahlen ‘CampingArt’ groupshow, curator Stephan Us

camping art 2015 Droombureau

2015 Bergen NH ‘De Vrouwelijke Blik’ groupshow in Museum Kranenburgh

vrouwelijke blik ‘Patronen en Motieven’ in samenwerking met Ingerid Opstelten

2014 Boekarest ‘No Politics’ an exhibition with Adrian Lis, Gerlinde Pistner, Armin Lutz, Ingerid Opstelten,Maria Gall, Mihai Istudor, James Kudo, Dick Roberts, George Pancencu.

boekarest 1

2014 Bergen ‘Chaos en Schoonheid’ groupexhibition in Museum Kranenburgh


2014 Arnhem Koningsdag with Sleurkunst

sleurkunst 2014

2013 Bergen



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