My art and life are a study of contrasts: order and chaos, thick and thin, questioning and acceptance. Using rich surfaces and layers of glass, I contrast fleshy realism with abstraction. Immediacy and restraint, delicacy and directness; I balance bold composition and nuanced line.


A maker of pictures and teller of stories, I'm soothed by familiar fluency yet stirred by ecstatic newness. Fleeting gesture on solid ground, murky meaning and bruising impact, chaos and eerie calm. Disparate elements crescendo and resolve into beauty.


Kari Minnick owns and operates Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, where she produces architectural commissions and fine art, and introduces artists from other media to kiln-glass. She is the recipient of several awards, and her work is held internationally in private, corporate, and embassy collections. Minnick began her career as a painter, earning a degree in studio art from the University of California at Davis. An exhibiting artist and dynamic educator, Minnick shows her work and teaches internationally.