University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery is Bay Area Houston's premier venue for the visual arts created by living artists. Our mission is to promote scholarship, inspire creative excellence and deepen an understanding of the visual arts.
Exhibitions in the gallery include group shows featuring the talents of UHCL students in all media, thematic exhibitions of regional artists, and retrospectives of nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Office: Bayou Building, Room 2121
Karen Fiscus has been with UHCL since 2001, starting as an Instructional Assistant before being promoted to her current position in charge of installing exhibitions and art in the gallery and throughout campus. Prior to her career in art handling, Karen has worked for H&R Block as an editor during tax season and as a laboratory assistant at Hercules Research Center and The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. A practicing ceramic artist, Karen has exhibited her wheel thrown and altered work at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, Texas City Art Festival, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She has also taught ceramics at Alvin Community College. She is a past member of Aikido School of Ueshiba and the Houston Potters Guild and current member of the Salt Grass Potters and the UHCL Art Association. Karen was born in Smethport, Penn. and grew up in Lexington, Ohio. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University and received her Master of Arts in Humanities from UHCL.