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About The Artist

Karli Mogen

Mixed Media Artist, Designer & Illustrator

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I am a mixed media artist, designer, and illustrator from south Florida skilled in a variety of techniques and media, including both traditional and digital art processes. My work has been showcased in several exhibitions in the USA, where I attended the University of Florida for my Bachelor's in Fine Art, and the UK, where I earned my Master's degree in Medical Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland. 

My interests vary greatly, and that is reflected in the art I produce. I am passionate about the process of creating, and sometimes the result is throwing paint at a canvas, just for the heck of it. My most consistent body of work is composed of scenes juxtaposing cosmic imagery and human anatomy. I take inspiration from a bunch of sources, including biology, anatomy, pathology, psychology, philosophy, social issues, music, poetry, mental health, mythology, and spirituality, just to name a few.


The core of why I make art is as an expressive outlet, and to connect with others. I've realized recently that it has been the way I cope with whatever is happening around me or within me that I find difficult to process, from chronic pain, to anxiety and environmental stressors. I have had intense anxiety for as long as I can remember and chronic back pain from herniated lumbar discs since I was 16. In high school, when my back issues first arose, I started depicting human anatomy and somewhat unsettling images of pain. Looking back, I think this was to try to express and release my own pain. Now, the images have evolved to include cosmic motifs and often botanical aspects, shifting the tone into a more optimistic light. Pain is a universal aspect of the human experience. It is something that connects us all, and, if nothing else, it serves to form stronger bonds of connection among individuals.  It allows complete strangers to share their pain with each other, even if they share nothing else.

Through my work, I draw attention to the unseen world of the internal body, a world that lives in each and every one of us, yet so easily gets overlooked. By drawing attention to this universal yet unseen aspect the human experience, I am shedding a light on the often invisible human experience of pain, both physical and emotional.


Me at my first solo art show "Cosmic Bodies", 2018.

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Thesis show
Thesis show

Me and some classmates at our master's art show, 2019.

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Art show 2018
Art show 2018

Super excited to be at the Pancakes and Booze Art show in 2018.

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Resume & CV


2019                    MSc Medical Art, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

2017                    BFA, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2013                    High School Diploma, with Distinction, Western High School, Davie, FL


2020                     Artist; Erik the Flute-maker, Davie, FL

                             Assists in making and preparing bamboo instruments for sale.

                             Medical Illustrator; University of Cambridge Research Lab, Remote Position

                             Created illustrations related to fetal development for research lab presentations.

                             Graphic Designer & Illustrator; Sonoran Standard Poodles, Remote Position

                             Created a graphic design package for the branding of a poodle breeding company, including logos,                                           watermarks, and other on-brand graphics.

2019-2020           Anatomist & Medical Illustrator; Milo's Academy, Remote Position

                             Created anatomy illustrations for an international medical education startup company.

                             Graphic Designer; Anna Grace Tees, Remote Position

                             Designs Graphic T's for a successful apparel company and its affiliate brands.

                             Freelance Artist; Dundee, Scotland UK

                             Created custom artwork for clients.

                             Scientific Illustrator; D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee, Scotland UK

                             Collaborated with the museum director to create materials for students to learn animal anatomy.

2017-2018           Rentals Assistant; Flamingo Gardens, Davie, FL 

                             Assisted the Rentals Director with daily tasks, office management, and event organization.                    

2016-2017           Graphic Designer; UF SG Graphics and Copy Center, Gainesville, FL

                             Made web and print designs for events and activities of UF student government organizations.

2016                     Tattoo Designer; Freelance, Gainesville, FL

                             Designed several tattoos for friends and family

                             Custom Muralist; Richard McElhaney, Miami, FL

                             Painted a custom mural for the living room of a home in Miami.

                             Intern; Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

                             Assisted store manager with daily store activities. Designed merchandise for the museum store.

                             Graphic Designer; Graphic Empire, Gainesville, FL

                             Created designs for T-shirts relating to fraternity and sorority events based on client requests.

                             Newsletter Designer; Peter Senesac/Jewelry Art Studio, Gainesville, FL

                             Put together bi-monthly newsletters to customers and subscribers of artist Peter Senesac’s work.

2015-2016           Graphic Designer; Hope Cupcakes, Gainesville, FL

                             Designed logo, business cards, flyers, banners, post cards, website, and press release for Hope Cupcakes.

                             Art Editor and Illustrator; Trout Magazine, Gainesville, FL

                             Illustrated written pieces for the student-run satire magazine. Oversaw other illustrators of the magazine. 

2012-2014           Illustrator; Wind Dancer Publishing, Lighthouse Point, FL

                             Illustrated several children’s picture and short story books.

Exhibitions, Residencies, & Awards

2019                     Group Exhibition, Public Art and Anatomy Exhibition, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK

                             Group Exhibition, Master's Show 2019, University of Dundee, Scotland UK

                             American Association of Pharmacognosy Fine Art Competition Winner 2019

2018                     Group Exhibition, Local Art Club, Miami Garden Food and Bar, Wynwood/Miami, FL

                             Group Exhibition, Pancakes and Booze art show, Miami, FL  

                             Solo Exhibition, Cosmic Bodies, Norwegian Seamen's Church, Davie, FL

2017                     Artist in Residence, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO 

                             Two-Person Exhibition, Bodies and Shrines, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

                             Group Exhibition, Subliminal Figures, Waldo Road Studios, Gainesville, FL

                             Group Exhibition, Artbash, Fine Arts Complex, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2016                     Group Exhibition, Sadly Halfway, Warphaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL                                                               

                             Two-Person Exhibition, Fine Arts Library Display, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                             Group Exhibition, 5x5, Convergence Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2015                     Group Exhibition, Artbash, Fine Arts Complex, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2014                     Group Exhibition, Artbash, Fine Arts Complex, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                             Group Exhibition, Warphaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL

                             Collaboration, Inflatables, Cultural Plaza, University of Florida, FL