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Karla Kantorovich

Karla Kantorovich is a mixed media artist from Mexico City-based in Miami, FL. She works with paintings, textiles, hand-made paper, and assemblages, leaning into the importance of texture and dimensionality to explore renewal. Karla's art is a testament to the transformative power of nature. She brings the outside world into our realms, allowing us to explore the profound togetherness that binds us to the natural environment. By deconstructing and reassembling sustainably sourced materials, Karla creates a visual language that speaks to the ephemeral nature of life, the beauty of decay, and the intricate layers that compose our collective story.


Kantorovich received the Ellies Creator Award 2021 from Oolite Arts, leading to her immersive art installation "AMATE" at Piero Atchugarry Gallery in 2022. She also received an Honorable Mention at the XIX Bienal Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, exhibiting at the Museo Rufino Tamayo and the MACO Museum of Arte Contemporaneo in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has showcased her work nationally and internationally, including at the XIX International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, the MFA Exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Mexican Consulate in Miami, and the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.


Kantorovich holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida International University. Actively engaging with the community is of utmost importance to her; she works as a teaching artist aiming to inspire, connect, and provoke meaningful dialogues, embodying the potential for regeneration and growth.


Green Space Award (2023) Green Space, Miami FL

The Ellies Creator Award (2021) Oolite Arts, Miami FL

Honorable Mention XIX Bienal Tamayo (2020)  XIX Bienal Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City

Ratcliffe Incubator Art + Design Fellowship Award (2018) Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, FIU

Scholarship Award (2018) Susan Applebaum

Urban Studios Leadership Program (2018) Miami Beach Urban Studios FIU 

Visual Arts Scholarship Award (2018) Women in the Visual Arts


2017   –   2019       Master of Fine Arts, Florida International University, Miami FL 

2015   –   2017       Problem Solving in Painting, Darby Bannard, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2003  –   2005     Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media, Mario Rangel Studio, Mexico City, Mexico

2003  –   2005     Composition and Perspective, Modern Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

1993  –   1997         Bachelor in Arts, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico


2023        Displace, Green Space, Miami, FL

2022        XIX Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

2021        XIX Bienal de Pintura  Rufino Tamayo,  Museo Centro Cultural Mexiquense Bicentenario, Mexico City, Mexico

2019        LAB 13 ART CONTEST, Selected Artist, Piazza Di pietra, Rome, Italy

2017        First Street Gallery MFA National Competition, New York, NY 

2017        Florence Biennale, XI International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

2017        White Jeans, Washington Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2017        Open Art Miami, Artrium Gallery,Wynwood, Miami, FL

2017        In One’s Element, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL 

2017        8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL 

2016       10th Annual MASTERPIECES , Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH  

2016       Annual Juried University of Miami Exhibition, CAS Gallery, Miami, FL 

2016        National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Chicago, IL 

2015        Hope Help Nepal Mural, Spectrum Miami Art Show, Miami, FL 

2015        IBIS House exhibition, University of Miami IBIS House, Pinecrest, Miami, FL

2015        University of Miami Juried Exhibition, UM Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL


2023       You are Here, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL

2023       Punto de Inflexion, Casa EME, Mexico City, Mexico

2022       Subverting Materials, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas, Miami, FL

2022       In the Company of Women: At Large, LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

2022       Book Bound, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

2022       El Hilo Conductor II, Mexican Consulate in Miami, Miami, FL

2022       Casa Nueva, Far Contemporary Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2021       Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL

2021       64 Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse: Fama & Guests Quilt, The Camp Gallery, North Miami, FL

2021       BEFORE/AFTER Unveiling the Creative Process, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL

2021       Seeds of Connection, Kendall Art Center, Miami, FL

2021       Women of Vision Exhibition: South Florida Women Artists at Large, Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Doral, FL

2021       Works On Paper, The In Art Gallery, Online

2020      40 Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse, The CAMP Gallery, Miami, FL

2020      Art Herstory, Glenn Hubert Library, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, North Miami, FL

2019      RISK, MFA Exhibition Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, FL

2019      International Women's Month Art Exhibition, Michael Ann Russel, Jewish Community Center, Miami, FL 

2018      Shape-Shifting, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL 

2018      The Variety Show, Laundromat Art Space, Miami FL 

2018      A Taste for Art, Turnberry Isles Miami, Aventura, FL 

2017      City Remix, KER Gallery Art Projects, Miami, FL

2017      I.R.M.A., Florida International University, Miami, FL 

2017      Fractured Affinities, KER Gallery Art Projects, Miami, FL 

2016      Wirtz Gallery, First National Bank of South Miami, Miami, FL 

2016      Magical Thinking, University of Miami Wynwood Gallery, Miami, FL 

2015      New Works: University of Miami, CAS Gallery, Miami, FL


2022      Amate, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL

2020      Rewriting, Mexican Consulate in Miami, Miami, FL

2020      Reclaiming Poetry, The CAMP Gallery, North Miami, FL 


2022 Art Magazine 

Luxe, Interiors + Design MIAMI , Natural Connection ,May / June 2022 


2019 Interview

NY ART NEWS   Karla Kantorovich: My Art is a Way of Finding Peace in Chaos, Unity from Fragments December 2, 2019, by Monica Herrera, view more.

2019 Printed Catalogue

Malamegi LAB 13 International Art Contest Mostra finale 28 Settembre / 11 Ottobre 2019 . 28 PIAZZA DI PIETRA FINE ART GALLERY ROMA .28 PIAZZA DI PIETRA - FINE ART GALLERY Palazzo Ferrini-Cini Piazza di pietra 28 00186 Roma 

2019 Art Magazine 

Aesthetica, The Art & Culture Magazine, Issue #90, August/ September 2019, page 156


2019 Online Interview

ArtSeen365 talks to @karlakanto MFA Graduate @fiuart

@frostartmuseum, May 2019, view more

2018 Art Magazine

Studio Visit, Volume 44, The Open Studio Press, January 2018, Page 90 


2017 Online Newsletter

MFA Candidate Selected to Participate in 2017 MFA National Competition,  August 2017, Florida International University CARTA


2017 Printed Catalogue

INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, XIth Edition EARTH Creativity & Sustainability, September 2017.Page 315


2017 Newspaper Article

Inauguran 'Confluences' en Wynwood, con obras premiadas en Concurso Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, El Nuevo Herald, November 30th, 2017 


2016 Art Magazine 

National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Poets Artists, Issue #71, February 2016  GOSS183 Publishing House 

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