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Karen Azarnia, Resilience, 2020. Oil and acrylic on canvas; 24 × 20 in.
Lindsey Hook, Nimrod, 2012. Hand-knit cotton blend yarn; 12 × 12 in.

03  Description

This piece was made in response to our current moment; both sociopolitical along with Covid-19.

03b  Description

Lindsey Hook’s Nimrod was made for a collaborative project with the Lakeview Orchestra. Artists were invited to make interpretive portraits of the people associated with each of Elgar’s Enigma Variations.


Karen Azarnia is an artist, educator, and curator. Through painting, she explores time through the lens of memory, home, and natural life cycles. Born in Miami, FL, she currently lives and works in Chicago. She received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. A grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, she has exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been included in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, and Newcity Art, among others. She currently teaches in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.