Kari-Lena Flåten (1972) is a Norwegian artist, born in western Norway.
She is currently living and working in Oslo and Malaga Spain.
She studied art and design in Lund, Sweden and sculpture at Central Saint Martin, London, after her degree in «children’s welfare» from Oslo Metropolitan University.
Kari-Lena gets her inspiration from interacting with people, mainly children who’s strength and vulnerability often are exposed at the same time.
She works with sculptures, painting and different kind of graphic tecnics.
Her sculptures are casted in limited editions, never exceeding 8 of each sculpture.
«I admire the children`s strength and strategy to survive. They stand so strong and fragile at the same time. This I try to capture and recreate, as to shape a voice of the children»
Her art has been exhibited in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Austria.Her art has been purchased in several public and private institutions.