Karen Quirion is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Thetford Mines, Quebec. She has a formal background in fashion from the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy in Quebec and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. She is the founder and creative director of a fashion brand, KQK, and has recently started including ceramic pieces within her collections.
Focusing on one-of-a-kind art pieces and sculptural vases, Quirion started working with ceramics in 2020, and the practice has quickly become an integral part of her work.
A long-time lover of brutalist architecture, Karen is a self-taught ceramicist working essentially with clay. All her pieces are hand-built through coiling, pinching, and slab-building techniques. Exploring the boundaries of rigidity in their nature, her ceramics are the result of an experiment of deconstruction through organic forms.