Karen Fiorito is a vegan artist who created the roadside billboard in Phoenix that depicts President Trump flanked by mushroom clouds and Swastika-style dollar signs. Fiorito received her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. She is the Exhibitions Chair for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and President of Buddha Cat Press, a printmaking studio and publishing company. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions and featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, L.A. Weekly and the Seattle Weekly. Her work has also been featured in books, such as American Women Artists in Wartime, Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today and The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. She has been interviewed on television as well as radio stations KPFK and KBPK. She received a Change, Inc. Grant from Robert Rauschenberg, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Pollination Project Grant, A Well Fed World Grant and a LUSH Charity Pot Grant for her public art projects. Her current public art project, Got Drought?, is currently touring California.
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