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.
From 2012-2015, Karlene worked as the Communications Director at grunt gallery, an Artist-Run Centre in Vancouver, BC. In 2016, Karlene has returned to grunt gallery as a member of their Board of Directors. She currently works at the University of British Columbia as an Arts Academic Advisor for Aboriginal students.