Karine Rupp-Stanko collects words and scraps of used materials to piece together a variety of visual experiences that connect people to each other and to their environment. 

Child looking at “We are Here” installation, by Karine Rupp-Stanko at MSP Airport

An educator at heart, she also holds “social folding” workshops at community events in Saint Paul and Minneapolis on a variety of themes, such as food justice and pollination.

She has worked in collaboration with Made Here MN, Forecast Public Art, Saint Paul Public Art and, most recently, Art@MSP.  

In 2020, with no regular access to a studio, she has been focusing on small comic strip collages that explore her family’s life and experience of covid-times in a foreign land.

Covid-self-portrait colored pencil, gouache collage

A graduate of MCBA’s Book Arts Certificate program, Rupp-Stanko also holds a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and has translated over a hundred Japanese graphic novels and comic books for GlĂ©nat, a renowned French publisher.   

Other Qualifications : Mother, Lover, Friend, Teacher, Gardener, Cook.