Kari Kant (born 1981) is an abstract artist working primarily with acrylics on canvas and wooden panels. She has a studio inside the Newseum Residences in Washington, D.C.
Kant began drawing with pencils and oil pastels in her teens creating replicas of Post-Impressionist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. She was and continues to be influenced by many of their concepts such as the thick application of paint, the use of vivid and bold colors, and the distortion of form for expressive effect. Her pieces are also known for their many layers to create texture and depth.
Kant was born and raised along the Gulf of Mexico in the city of Fairhope, Alabama, home to many authors and artists who have found the natural beauty of the area to be an inspiration for their work. Kant moved to Washington after graduating from Spring Hill College, a small Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, in 2004.
A replica of Paul Cezanne's "Man Smoking a Pipe" (1892) drawn by Kari Kant in oil pastels in high school in 1999.
Kant painting in her studio in 2012.
Kant painting on her rooftop in 2011.
Kant painting in her studio in 2011.A picture taken by Kant of her hometown - Fairhope, Alabama.