Author: Karen Skloss
Credits: photo by Lee Brooks

Karen Skloss works as a filmmaker and visual artist. Her films and video installations have been shown in festivals internationally including the Cannes Film Festival Market and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her artwork has been exhibited at nationally juried shows such as "New American Talent," curated by Dan Cameron senior curator The New Museum New York, and the triennial "22 to Watch" at the Austin Museum of Art. Her short film, Smitten, is distributed through Hart Sharp Video. SUNSHINE, which premiered at SXSW 2009 and was nationally broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in May 2010, is her first documentary feature as director.

 

Karen's work as an editor for documentary film has been released theatrically across the USA and Europe; as well as shown on PBS, HBO, and in the MoMA. Feature titles include Atomic Ed & the Black Hole, (dir.Ellen Spiro), Be Here to Love Me (dir. Margaret Brown), Dirt  (dir. Jeff Bowden), Writ Writer (dir. Susanne Mason) and Taken By Storm (dir. Roddy Bogawa). She received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in studio art in 2005 and a bachelor's in radio, television, and film also from The University of Texas in 1999.