Born and raised in San Francisco, Ana Karkar studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Sorbonne and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She dropped out of her MFA for a job at Louis Vuitton HQ where she worked for 7 years in image production and digital media. In 2013 she was mentored in the TURPS Correspondence program based in London.
Her work is influenced by images held in the collective conscious, experimental film and cinema. She offers an alternative perspective to these images via painting. The storytelling in her work is inspired by film directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and Dario Argento as well as a number of contemporary photographers. Her painterly stroke evokes that of Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele as well as the Viennese Secession reprised in Psychedelic Art from her hometown.
More recent exhibitions include a solo show at Galerie Marguo, Consulat de la Gaité in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and DZIALDOV in Berlin. Her work has been presented by international galleries, mostly in Germany and Luxembourg, but also in France, Belgium, the UK and Japan.





2013 - 2016 : TURPS Art School, London, UK

2005 - 2010 : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Arts et Sciences de l'Art, Paris, France

2004 - 2008 : Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

2002 - 2004 : San Francisco Art Institute, USA





October 2022 – solo show at Galerie Marguo in Paris, France

2019 – We value your privacy, DZIALDOV, Berlin, Germany

2019 – Spine to Perform an Exorcism, Copie Service, Paris, France

2018 – Where there's smoke, Le Consulat de la Gaité, Paris, France

2015 – Unmanifest Territories, Meta-Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, USA



March-May 2022 – Fundamental Occurrences at Nosbaum Reding, Brussels, Belgium

April 2022 - group show at Minus 1 gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2021 – Seasons of Nebula, N.104 Gallery, Tokyo Japan

2021 – Portraits et figuration, regard sur la scène francaise, curated by Hervé Mikaeloff,

ArtParis & Hors Cadre at Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

2021 – MISA Discoveries, König Galerie, Berlin

2021 – Messe in St Agnes, König Galerie, Berlin

2021 – Iwakan 2, Tata bookshop, Tokyo

2021 – Intimations, Horscadre, Paris

2020 – Brussels Galerie Ephémère, Nosbaum Reding, Bruxelles

2019 – Just So Stories, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

2019 – Café Spit, Galerie PCP, Paris, France

2018 – Submission Friday, SFMOMA, online

2018 – Colourful Chaos, by Fluxkunst, Laundry Artspace, Brisbane, Australia

2017 – L'homme Sauvage, Dzialdov, Berlin, Germany

2017 – Et Tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA

2017 – Night School, La Galerie 36 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, Paris, France

2017 – BYOB_Lx, Zaratan Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 – „…why not hug the strangers.“ , Dzialdov, Berlin, Germany

2016 – Submission Friday, SFMOMA, online

2016 – Turps Correspond, The Artworks, Halifax, UK

IR11, Edinburgh, UK

Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK

2015 – Malfunction, Dzialdov, Berlin, Germany

2015 – Cold on the Outside, Glasgow Openhouse, UK

2015 – FTO #2, Passage Choiseul, Paris, France

2015 – Figure This Out, Assembly House, Leeds, UK

2014 – Correspond, Turps Painting Studio, London, UK

2014 – Re-Boot, Dzialdov, Berlin, Germany

2012 – Surf Your Mind, Galerie Christian Berst, Paris, France

2010 – Centre Commerciale Sans Commerce, CHIC Art Fair, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, France

2010 – Chez Jack, Centre Culturel Auguste Dobel, Paris, France

2009 – Chemins de Fer, « La Petite Ceinture » 75020, Paris, France

2008 – Untitled, Centre Saint Charles, Paris, France

2006 – I V Y Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France



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2010 – 2015 – Art Wall, Louis Vuitton interactive exhibition space, online

2015 – “Never Ending Story” video installation, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez, Grand Palais, Paris, France

2015 – Series 2 interactive animation, online

2011 – Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs aux Arts Décoratifs digital animation, online

2011 – Louis Vuitton Voyages Beijing animation and minisite, online



2014 – Atelier Austmarka Artist in Residence Grant, Norway



2021, September - A Art Paris 2021, des retrouvailles enjouées, Le Figaro

2021, September - Il y a du Schiele chez Ana Karkar! Le Quotidien de l'Art

2020, August - Manon Sailly, directrice de Hors-Cadre: « Plus que jamais, je crois en la valeur ajoutée du modèle nomade de la galerie » Toute la Culture

2020, July – Room with a view: Ana Karkar, Loewe Contemporary

2019, July – Ana Karkar What's it like to be an artist in the information age? The Gallery

2018, October – Ana Karkar's Where There's Smoke, Le

2017, May – Writer Lara Konrad Interviews Ana Karkar, Coeval Magazine

2017, May – Carte Blanche à Xaver von Mentzingen :

Double Je, construire l'image des autres et/ou créer sa propre image, Mowwgli

2016 – Psych Out: Ana Karkar, Seymour Projects

2016 – Turps Correspond, exhibition catalogue

2014 – Correspond, exhibition catalogue

2012 – Mindsurf, exhibition catalogue

2010 – CHIC Art Fair, FAD Magazine

2010 – Halfslant at CHIC Art Fair,