I was one of the artists directly affected by the World Trade Center attack. My studio was on the 91st floor of Tower One. The program was sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils' Studioscape. 

"Five Cosmopolitan Artists at Westbeth" by Jane Heil Usyk.

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WORLDS SEEN & UNSEEN was a 5 women art show at Westbeth Gallery, New York City. The show run from March 29th to April 20th, 2019.

Karin Batten's work features mixed media paintings of her travels in the Caribbean and Central America.

Show date: March 29th to April 20th, 2019

Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, NY. 10014

Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 6 PM.


Photos from gallery opening. People enjoying my paintings.

Chapter 7

Edited by Elizabeth Hack

Foreword by Al Young

This year’s topics included ancient historical sites and the subject of death. The poetry and art seemed to be yearning for connections rooted in the past. Death has always been a tiptoe subject, but the poets and artists confronted this theme as well. Amazing, really, how civilizations survived despite ongoing wars, plagues, diseases, political turmoil, and other cataclysmic events.

Elizabeth Hack

The Gift, 2016. Mixed Media on Canvas. 66 x 52 inches.

"The exhibition includes the New York many people think of first - New York City - with Karin Batten's Ellis Island, a painting from an artist with a fascinating back-story, and a depiction of sites that are most emblematic of the United States' history of welcoming immigrants who have helped our country keep working toward forming a more perfect union".

Ambassador Lisa J. Peterson

Mbabane, Swaziland

September 2016

Established in 1963, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) plays a vital role in our nation's public diplomacy through a culturally expansive mission, creating temporary and perma...

April 8-June 30, 2017

Opening Reception: April 8, 3-6pm

The Loisaida Center

710 East 9th Street

New York, NY

A look at the 26 political murals for La Plaza Cultural and their continued relevance today.

 Nicaragua, 1985 by Karin Batten

 March 31st-April 15th, 2017

 Reception: March 31st  6-8pm

Westbeth Gallery

Karin Batten, New York

Ralph Raphael Fleming, Brooklyn

Eugen Meier, Zürich

Josette Urso, Brooklyn

The artists in this diverse group share a lineage to 1990’s Switzerland with their connection to the artist Fred Engelbert-Knecht who ran Galerie A-16 in Zürich.  Karin Batten, Eugen Meier and Josette Urso had solo exhibitions at Galerie A-16 and Ralph Raphael Fleming joins the extended family via Al Loving.  Each artist also shares unique impressions from their immediate urban environment.  Working with abstraction and representation, these ar...

On June 30th, stop by 166 Mercer Street in Soho from 6-8pm for the opening.

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