Title: Black & Green - Installation
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Size: 75 x 69 cm
Karnouk was born in Cairo, Egypt. She received a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1966. She did postgraduate work in communications at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and received a master's degree in art education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 1982. Karnouk has been the recipient of several grants and awards, among them a Ford Foundation grant for 1982 through 1985. Her work is in several museum collections.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Eastern Desert, Galerie La Part du Sable, Cairo, 1992; Ibrahim, Centre d'Exposition de la Gare, Quebec City, Canada, 1992; Hautungen, Galerie IFA, Bonn, Germany, 1988; Paper Flying Carpets, Italian Cultural Center, Cairo, 1987; Sabra & Shatilla, Goethe Institute, Cairo, 1985; Miniatures & Books, Ostracca Gallery, Alexandria, 1985; Desertscapes, National Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, 1981; and Desertscapes, Goethe Institute, Alexandria, Egypt, 1982.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Storia Naturale, Museum of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, 1991; Natura Mater, Centro Internazionale Multimedia, Sint-Baafs-Vigve, Belgium, 1991; ECAER, Boreal Multimedia, KIO Kunstnersenteret, Lillehammer, Norway, 1991; ECART, Boreal Multimedia, Centre d'Exposition de la Gare, L'Annonciation, Quebec City, Canada, 1991; Acht Kunstler Aus Agypten, Galerie der Kongresshalle, Augsburg, Germany, 1990; International Biennial of Paper Art, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany, 1986; Alexandria Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Alexandria, Egypt, 1983; and Desertscapes, Samia Zeitun Gallery, Cairo, 1983.