Karen Mobley is free range, but not a chicken. She earned the Dabbler badge in Girl Scouts and has been working at it ever since. She is a visual artist, poet and arts consultant.

Mobley will be artist in residence at Laboratory (2018). She was artist in residence at Spokane County Library District (2017), AIR Studio Paducah (2016), Jentel Foundation (2016) and Brush Creek Foundation (2015).

In addition, Mobley has participated in Spokane’s Window Dressing installation program and in numerous group exhibits. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth University and as an instructor for Spokane Art School. She serves as a Program Contractor for Spokane Arts. Mobley also served as Arts Director for the City of Spokane from 1997-2012. She holds an MFA from the University of Oklahoma and a BFA with Honors from the University of Wyoming.