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

Her most recent body of work explores ideas of place and belonging.

How does living in a second or third language environment affect one’s identity, adding to the disorientation of immigration?

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.

Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Minnesota and she has worked in collaboration with Made Here MN, Forecast Public Art, Saint Paul Public Art and, most recently, Art@MSP.  

A recent 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 Glénat, a renowned French publisher.   

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