Christy Karll


“My drawings, paintings, and three-dimensional artworks emerge primarily from the subconscious mind. I have come to understand that hidden, unconscious thoughts drive my artistic expression.”

Christy Karll is a visual artist born in Santa Monica, California. She lived in Dallas and Mexico City before attending University of Texas at Austin and earned her BFA at University of Houston.

Recent exhibitions include Art on Paper New York, (2016), Journey Through the Trees and Beyond, Jung Center Houston, I Will Become a Mountain Again, Lalit Kala Akademi, The National Academy of Art, New Dehli, India (2015); and As I Become Who I am Soon To Be, exhibited at SCOPE Art Basel Miami Beach. Karll is a former board member of DiverseWorks and Houston Advisory Council for the Jane Goodall Institute. Her work is in numerous private collections. 

Karll's work is conceptual. Current work is about the fragility of nature while working across a variety of media, overlapping ideas and exploring metaphysical connections. Her landscapes are not about the appearance but rather about the energy and vital forces running through it.

An avid supporter of animal rights, Karll was profoundly impacted by a meeting with Dr. Jane Goodall. Goodalls' pioneering research of the relationship between humans and animals informs both the artists' work and life.