Karri A Dieken grew up in the badlands region of the Midwest, inspired by the landscape, heritage, craft and the hand-made. She earned an MFA from Washington State University in 2010, and a BSED in Art from Black Hills State University in 2007. She has studied printmaking, sculpture, and photography.
Since 2007 her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, New Zealand, and Germany. She has been included in exhibits at the Museum of Art WSU, Boise Art Museum, Essex Art Center and the South Dakota State Museum of Art. A selection of her prints have been acquisition into the permanent museum collections at the Museum of Art WSU, Boise Art Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Missoula Art Museum. Publications include the Fiber Arts Around the World 2014 Issue, Studio Visit, Tieton 10x10x10, and Photographers Forum. She continues to participate in various print exchanges and fiber based installations exploring the narratives of the nuclear family and her childhood growing up in rural South Dakota. As a performance artist, she is interested in fibers and polymers as mediums for documenting perceived moments in time.