ZoneOne Interview with Karina Furhman
Karina sculpting a structural figure study

Exhibition History: Several Galleries in New York, 1st Black Lives Matter Art Exhibition MCLA Gallery 51 MA, National Sculpture Society, Art Prize, Artist Portfolio Magazine, Museum exhibits and work in private collections.

Karina was just named Best Fine Art Photographer in San Francisco.

She is a fine art figurative sculptor focusing on portrait sculpture, figures in small and large scale. Karina lives and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a refugee from Latvia to the United States at the age of thirteen.

She focuses on public monuments that are both impactful, beautiful and accessible to the public. Karina’s approach for designing monuments for public art is to create a holistic experience for the public, to create the sculpture, lighting and landscaping within a fitting architectural composition.

Her childhood years were spent in Riga, Latvia, which is beautiful and historical architectural gem of a city. As a child Karina was always drawing and dreaming.

San Francisco – Stephen Perkins and his Ecorche crew!

Karina studied with Stephen Perkins for over 10 years, subjects such as ecorche, figure modeling, figure structure, history of sculpture, drawing and design. During quarantine she studied structural anatomy with Jon DeMartin and Dan Thompson in NY. Karina’s education included detailed studies in ecorche, anatomy, dissection, figure modeling and classical drawing.

Current portrait series sculpted from life is progressing and a large scale bronze figures project plans are in progress.