Kari Lennartson earned her MFA in Painting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She completed a BA in Studio Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where she also majored in Scandinavian Studies.
In her artwork, Lennartson uses acrylic paints and mixed media such as charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, cattle markers, graphite, and collage elements. Surface texture and line play a significant role in guiding the artist’s process of intuiting the whimsical interplay of shape and pattern.
Lennartson’s artistic influences include Joan Snyder, Terry Winters, and Kiki Smith.