Karina Mago, Morean Center for Clay Artist in Residence 2020-21

About Karina Mago , Morean Center for Clay, Artist in Residence

Karina Mago is a Venezuelan artist, raised in Caracas, then transplanted to South
Florida. She received her BFA from Florida State University, with concentrations in Ceramics,
Paint, and Printmaking. Her current body of work emerges from an ongoing collection of
memory landscapes, translated from lived experiences, that seek to capture the affect of time,
feelings of displacement from the known to the unknown, and the semi-sweet bitterness of
relinquishing home. Symbols of late stage capitalism, the scaffolding of partly constructed
buildings, light flickering through fences, cables weaved together on a powerline, ladders
leading to more ladders, are welcomed subjects for the work, and become protagonists within
a harrowed narrative expressed through installation and sculpture. Her travels have taken her
across the continental US, becoming an Artist in Residence at Goggleworks Center for the Arts and the Mendocino Art Center, and most recently, at the Morean Center for Clay.