Kari Duke is a self-taught artist, living in Edmonton, in a small community near the University of Alberta, surrounded by urban alleys that tend to re ect an untouched and overgrown environment. Known for her idyllic representations of residential alleyways, Kari Duke spent two summers painting in Norway with Jon Lindheim, concentrating on portraiture and scenery. She also spent three years studying painting with artist Chris Crosgrey in Hope, B.C., as well as three consecutive summers at the White Rock Summer School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited regularly across Alberta and is widely collected, and is included in the Lois Hole Robbins Pavilion, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the Mazankowski Heart Institute collections. Duke is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and
an Associate member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.