Karen Fitzgerald’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States. The Queens Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Arizona – Tucson and the United Nations in NY have featured her work. She has received funding from the Queens Community Arts Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work is in Fort Wayne Museum of Art collection, the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Union Gas collection, and the Rienhart Collection of Germany. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center commissioned her to create artwork for their infusion rooms in Manhattan. Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center have collected her work. She completed commissions at Public School 239 in Queens, and a 28’ x 56’ exterior mural for PS 193 in Whitestone. She is a master teaching artist and works with a wide range of institutions on a variety of educational issues. She has taught at St. John’s University, Iona College, and worked as education director for the Queens Symphony Orchestra. She earned an MFA from Hunter College, and an M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University.