Christy Karll is an American artist born in Santa Monica, California. The daughter of a diplomat, she grew up in Dallas and Mexico City before attending the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of Houston. Karll resides and works in Houston.
Karll's current series of sculpture, "On Ice," references our fraying ecology. "It's a statement about how fragile nature is. It's both personal and environmental, addressing our own vulnerability and the effects of climate change."
Recent exhibitions include "Journey Through the Trees and Beyond" at the Jung Center Houston (2014); "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 the Scope Art Fair, during Art Basel Miami Beach fair week (2013).
Karll is a former board member of DiverseWorks and Houston Advisory Council for the Jane Goodall Institute.
Karll's collectors include American art patron William J. Hill, architects Michael Landrum and Philip Paratore, John and Becca Cason Thrash, and Jane Blaffer Owen, whose family founded the Blaffer Art Museum, and her daughter, Anne Owen Pontez.