Karri A Dieken

MFA - Washington State University
BSED - Black Hills State University
McCarthy Hall 359
Karri Photo

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Art History
  • Photography
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to Visual Arts


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.


Office Information

Art Dept. Chair & Assistant Professor of Art: Karri A Dieken
Adjunct Instructor: Brock Drenth
Administrative Assistant
: LaDonna Anderson

Department of Art
McCarthy Hall 3rd floor (room 359)
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Phone 800.532.8641 x37310 or 701.845.7310
FAX 701.845.7104