Karla Stingerstein

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Biography

Karla Stingerstein enjoys painting because she is able to set her own rules and boundaries, creating her own, unique “visual language.” She uses watercolors, acrylics and oil paints to create loose representations of landscapes, with a primary focus on trees. Her work has been exhibited throughout the region, including at the New Brunswick Artist Co-Op in New Jersey, the Lafayette College Grossman Gallery in Easton and Monsoon Gallery in Bethlehem.

Karla earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies, with a concentration on American literature and music, at Lafayette College. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she worked in film and television production, including at VH1, where she was an associate producer and assistant editor for “Behind the Music” and “100 Greatest Hits.”

After 9/11, Karla left the city and moved to Bethlehem, hoping to rediscover herself. The fear and grief exisiting in contemporary culture had a huge impact on her as an artist, inspiring her to create a world that’s different from the one we live in.

Prior to becoming a resident artist at the Banana Factory, Karla worked as a director of development for the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, N.J. She was a visiting artist at Lafayette College, producing artwork under the mentorship of faculty, and she is now a painter at the college’s Experimental Printmaking Institute.

When Karla is not busy painting, she spends time with her husband, Jeffrey, at their home on Bethlehem’s South Side.

Artist's Statement

“Being part of the Banana Factory has created many opportunities for me and my artwork to grow. Ever since its inception, I have wanted to be a part of the art center. It’s a valuable resource for artists and for the Bethlehem community.”

-Karla Stingerstein

Visit her website at: http://www.bananafactory.org/artists/karlastingerstein.asp

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