Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Natural Clear Maple

Unframed print

Karina Llergo, Northbrook, IL
Member Since November 2013
Artist Statement Karina Llergo was born and raised in Mexico City where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design as well as advanced degrees in Multimedia, Animation, and Abstract Art. She studied with famed Mexican artist Roberto Cortazar and portraitist Enrique Estrada, who both saw her talent and strongly encouraged her to continue her artistic journey.

While keeping art at the forefront of her mind and heart, Karina enjoyed a highly successful corporate career as art director for Mexico City’s top newspaper “Reforma” and at illustrious advertising agency, McCann Erickson. Among the many campaigns she helped create, some of her most memorable were for clients such as Coca-Cola, Revlon and Kimberly Clark.

Throughout her professional life, Karina painted and worked tirelessly to develop her unique style. As a lifelong dancer, competitive swimmer and enthusiastic skydiver, she found herself drawn to depicting on canvas the palpable energy of the human body in motion. Driven by these fascinations and armed with her talent for figurative painting , Karina found a way to translate her observations and creative imagination into thought-provoking paintings of breathtaking beauty.

Since moving to Chicago in 2007 and transitioning to art full time, Karina’s work has received high praise and she is greatly admired throughout the vibrant Chicagoland art world. Among her many accolades, Karina has received numerous Outstanding Achievement and Best In Show awards at distinguished art shows all over Chicagoland and exhibits in galleries throughout the United States.

Of Mexican, Armenian and Spanish descent, Karina’s diverse background influences her life in every way, as does her insatiable passion for the creative arts. When she is not painting, Karina relishes spending time with her husband and four children.


2006 Iberoamericana Univerity, Mexico City, Postgraduate Diploma in Abstract Art
1995 Sinclair College, Dayton, OH, Postgraduate Diploma in Animation
1994 Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia
1993 Anahuac del Sur University, Mexico City, Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

2014 Village Hall, Northbrook, IL
2015 Studio Show, Northbrook, IL (also 2013, 2014)

2012 8th Global Latino Fest, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago, IL

2017 Artist in residence, Northbrook Library, IL
2016 Art Comes Alive ACA show, ADC’s Gallery in the Sky, Cincinnati, OH
2015 12th annual Originals Juried Art Exhibit, Northbrook Library, IL
2014 11th annual Originals Juried Art Exhibit, Northbrook Library, IL
2013 Hispanic Heritage, Global Latino Fest, Germania Palace, Chicago IL,
2012 Life Dance, Gallery G, Glencoe, IL
Face to face, Boocoo Cultural Center, Evanston, IL
2008 Las Guadalupanas, Scalenus Gallery, Mexico City
Quatro, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
2007 Emartea VIII, Ataranzas Cultural Center, Veracruz, MX
Milleret, Colegio Asunción, Mexico City
2006 Woman in Art, Colegio de las Vizcainas, Mexico City

2016 27th Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the arts, Delray Beach, FL
Palm Beach Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea, Juno Beach, FL
Art Fair at Laumeire Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, Springfield, IL
Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN


Product No 5126303
Subjects Dance, Décor, Figurative, Folk, Hispanic, Mexico, People, Places, South American, World Culture
Style Fine Art
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