Exene Karros

Born 1995

Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

Born in 1995, Exene Karros lives and works in Philadelphia. She received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Since graduating Karros has participated in group exhibitions throughout New York, New England, Baltimore, and Miami, as well as recent solo and two-person shows at Whaam! in New York City and Airfield Art in Kingston. Her work examines the big stuff — Life, Death, God and the Internet. In her recent paintings she maps out ubiquitous yet specific imagery and literally draws connections between these themes. They are equal parts dogmatic and curious — each painting answering a question before it asks one.


God strike me down or at least pay attention

Sept 10 - Oct 12, 2022


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo & Two Person

Life On Earth
Whaam! Gallery, New York, NY
Exene Karros & Ed Paschke
Airfield Art, Kingston, NY


Hell March, curated by Colin Ross
Eyes Never Sleep, New York, NY
All Roads Lead to More Roads
The Bunker Art Space, Miami, FL
A New Museum’s Triennial
Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art, MA
The Symbolists: Les Fleurs Du Mal
Hesse Flatow, New York, NY
White Lillies
Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Online
Untitled Exhibition
Sinkhole Project, curated by Joe Speier, Baltimore, MD
More Than A Feeling
Whaam! Gallery, Miami, FL
There Are A Range Of Things That Can Bring You Joy
Mery Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Senior Painting Exhibition
Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Cars and Trees
Benson Hall Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Late Night Pundit
Friendly Gallery, Providence, RI