Karen Hampton

Karen Hampton

Artwork

Karen Hampton
As an artist of color, I have made a life long commitment to creating artwork that responds to the lives of my ancestors. My lens is anthropology and I study my own genealogy. I travel in my ancestors footsteps, I walk the roads where they lived, explored the plantations where they were enslaved, I am the storyteller. As their medium I provide a vehicle for my ancestor’s spirits to transcend history and remain as historical memory. My medium is cloth -- whether digitally printed, hand woven or aged linens -- pieces are imbued with the hopes and visions of African American lives, telling their stories from a maternal perspective.
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Artist
INVISIBLE CHILD, 1996
Karen Hampton

INVISIBLE CHILD, 1996

cotton double weave, painted warp dyed, discharge, image transfer

16 x 69 in

$12,000.00

LADY WITH WATCHES, 2012
Karen Hampton

LADY WITH WATCHES, 2012

vintage digital print on silk organza color field print on linen, hand stiched with silk thread

22.50 x 14 in

$7,000.00

LESSONS, 1999
Karen Hampton

LESSONS, 1999

cotton, hand stiched, natural dye stain

36 x 48 in

$9,000.00

LOOKING FOR GOD, 2016
Karen Hampton

LOOKING FOR GOD, 2016

raffia cloth, earth pigments, pigments, dye, linen paper

68 x 44 in

$9,000.00

MI FAMILIA, 1994
Karen Hampton

MI FAMILIA, 1994

cotton double weave, painted warp dyed, discharge, image transfer

32 x 32 in

$12,000.00

PENSIVE MOMENT, 2010
Karen Hampton

PENSIVE MOMENT, 2010

vintage digital print on silk organza color field print on linen, hand stiched with silk thread

27 x 16 in

$7,000.00

QUEST FOR ANGELS, 2017
Karen Hampton

QUEST FOR ANGELS, 2017

raffia cloth, indigo, madder, earth pigments, pigments, linen paper

66 x 49 in

$9,000.00

RENDA, 2016
Karen Hampton

RENDA, 2016

repurposed cotton textile, pigment, natural dye, cotton thread

64.50 x 58 in

$15,000.00

SHAPE SHIFTER, 2016
Karen Hampton

SHAPE SHIFTER, 2016

repurposed textile, pigment, synthetic fiber, cotton and silk yarn

78 x 46.50 in

$15,000.00

SILVER MAN, 2014
Karen Hampton

SILVER MAN, 2014

raffia cloth, dye, silk-screen

66 x 26 in

$9,000.00

THE DANCER, 2016
Karen Hampton

THE DANCER, 2016

repurposed cotton textile, pigment, cotton thread

64.50 x 58 in

$15,000.00

THE FILMMAKER, 2011
Karen Hampton

THE FILMMAKER, 2011

vintage digital print on silk organza color field print on linen, hand stiched with silk thread

22 x 19 in

$7,000.00

THE MODEL, 2010
Karen Hampton

THE MODEL, 2010

vintage digital print on silk organza color field print on linen, hand stiched with silk thread

24 x 23 in

$7,000.00

TROUBLED TIMES, 2017
Karen Hampton

TROUBLED TIMES, 2017

raffia cloth, indigo, dye, dye sublimarion, pigment, raffia

47 x 53 in

$9,000.00

WANTING MEMORIES, 2010
Karen Hampton

WANTING MEMORIES, 2010

vintage digital print on silk organza color field print on linen, hand stiched with silk thread

22 x 14 in

$7,000.00

WE WILL NEVER FORGET, 2018
Karen Hampton

WE WILL NEVER FORGET, 2018

double weave linen, synthetic fiber, pigment

40 x 30 in

$12,000.00

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