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Karin Olah

Charleston , SC

About Karin Olah

Charleston , SC

Inspired by the colors and light of the coastal landscape, Karin Olah combines hand-dyed fabric and paint to create her signature multi-layered paintings. Karin’s subject matter ranges from seascape to abstract expressionism to a dreamy place in-between.

Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Karin combines her interest
in quilt making, a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, a background in fashion design in NYC, and an ever-growing fabric collection to add layers of texture, depth, and color to her work. She is a recipient of the Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award. Her work has been featured in Southern Living, House & Garden Magazine, Elements of Style Blog, Charleston Magazine, and American Contemporary Art Magazine. Her work exhibits at Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Hillary Whitaker Gallery in Ponte Vedra, FL, and Liz Lidgett Gallery in Des Moines, IA, and is part of the public collections at Medical University of South Carolina, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Meeting Street Lofts, and The City of Charleston. Karin lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where she enjoys spending time along the harbor, on the water, and at the beach with her family.

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Other works by Karin Olah

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Charleston Magazine, "Above The Radar"
    October 2019
  • Coastal Isles Magazine, "The Art of Found Objects"
    February 28, 2013
  • The Post and Courier, Charleston Scene
    October 21, 2015
  • The English Room, "Artist Spotlight"
    July 13, 2020


  • Maryland Institute, College of Art, BFA Department of Fiber Art
    Baltimore MD,1999 

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