Karen moved to Nashville in 1994 from Woodland Hills, California. She began to focus on art and take it seriously while attending high school at Hume-Fogg Academic in the heart of downtown Nashville. After graduating and excelling in AP Art, she followed her dreams to Rhode Island School of Design where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. After graduating, she continued her studies in Greece and soon after moved to France, and completed one year of graphic design at École de Communication Visuelle. Karen returned to the states in 2011 and has since, continued to pursue her many passions, the newest one being, the art of tattooing.