Karen Reimer’s work is rooted equally in the traditions of domestic craft and the traditions of minimalism and conceptual art, using the resulting disjunctions to consider the values and assumptions that underlie both. She has a BA from Bethel College, Kansas, near where she grew up, and an MFA from the University of Chicago, the city where she now lives. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; LAXART, Los Angeles; Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas; the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; the Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; Owens Art Gallery, Mt. Allison University, New Brunswick; Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago; Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore; and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, which represents her work.  She is a recipient of the Artadia and Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist awards, and the Women’s Caucus for Art’s President’s Award.  She has also received grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.  Her 2015 monograph Endless, was published by Whitewalls and Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois.  Her work is also published in Reprint: Appropriation (&) Literature, Luxbooks Gmbh; The Object of Labor, MIT Press; By Hand, Princeton Architectural Press; and Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II, University of Minnesota Press.