Karoleen Decastro is an artist living and working in New York City. She was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1986, grew up in North Hollywood, and received her B.A. in Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2008.

Group Shows
2019 NBA 76ers Crossover Art, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Plaxall Gallery “Creative Mosaic”, Queens, NY
2019 Con Artist Collective, NYC

2017 Con Artist Collective, NYC
2015 Artloop, Sopot, Poland
2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Side Hustle NYC

Speaking
Brooklyn Art Library, NYU, Miami Ad School, UCSB

In addition to her fine art, Karoleen also works as an independent UX design consultant, and a trauma-informed coach. To view her design work, visit karoleendesign.com. Information about coaching can be seen at karoleendcoaching.com.

My work is a representation of narratives often inspired by my travels around the globe, life lived in big cities, and the effects of all this on my internal world. An often open and exploratory process, my paintings become a thoughtfully constructed mix of the abstract and the figurative, resulting in complex details that viewers can be immersed in. I combine layers of realism, geometric figures, and abstract textures to construct what feels like a holistic memory that is either represented through the piece itself, or the subject’s experience.