Biography

Karen Miranda AugustineKaren Miranda Augustine is a Canadian mixed-media artist and writer whose works have exhibited in Canada, the US, Scotland, and Haiti.

Karen Miranda has been published and cited in various books and publications, including Caribbean InTransit Arts Journal, The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts (Cleis Press), and The Art of Reflection: Women Artists’ Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press).

Formerly, she was the founding editor of At the Crossroads magazine, editor of MIX: Independent Art & Culture, and CKLN 88.1 FM radio host of BASS: Black Afrikan Sistuhs of Soul.

As a poet, she had opened for Philadelphia recording artist Ursula Rucker and recorded "Sapphire" for Urbanicity Recordings' jazz/poetry compilation The New World Reveal-a-Solution.

Her creative projects ride on the confluence of pop culture, spirituality and the underground. Born in Toronto, and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, she is of Dominican and Kalinago Indian descent. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University.

Press materials

PDF icon Backgrounders:
Artist's statement (179 kB)
Short bio (184 kB)

PDF icon Kits and releases:
• June 2016 — Don't You Forget About Me: A two-person exhibition (5.9 MB)
• June 2014 — Outgraced (4.8 MB)
• November 2011 — Toronto artist honours Haitian women's rights activist (409 kB)
• October 2011 — Ghetto Biennale Participating Artist (882 kB)
• February 2010 — Magalie Marcelin obituary (679 kB)
• September 2009 — American Empress: Credit for the Empire's Troubled Royalty (357 kB)

Recent press

PDF icon Interviews and articles:
• July 2014 — Meet the artists: Karen Miranda Augustine (772 kB)
Link icon Feminist Art Conference
• June 2014 — In conversation: Karen Miranda Augustine (6.3 MB)
Link icon ARC Magazine
• April 2012 — After the Earthquake (2.2 MB), Dazed & Confused
• March 2012 — Rhizomatic Curation: The 2nd Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince (6.1 MB), Intransit Caribbean Arts Journal
• September 2009 — Karen Miranda Augustine: Ritualistic pop artist (278 kB)
Link icon Shameless Magazine