Karlene Harvey is an illustrator, artist & writer who lives in Vancouver, BC. She is passionate about arts-based publishing, which originally began with a love for graphic novels and zines. She graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in 2007 with a degree in visual arts.
She is from the Tsilhqot’in, Carrier and Okanagan nations and grew up in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Professionally, she enjoys working at the community level and has worked for numerous arts- and health-based organizations. She continuously works at creating spaces that are engaging and inclusive; as well as developing leadership skills and facilitating leadership capacity, in group and team-based situations.
She was an avid roller derby player, skating for Vancouver’s Terminal City All-Stars (a team that competes internationally). In 2014, she was selected to play on Team Canada for Blood and Thunder’s World Cup tournament.
She works at grunt gallery, an artist-run centre in Vancouver, BC.