Kari Kant (born 1981) is a professional artist working primarily with acrylics on canvas and wooden panels. She has a studio inside the Newseum Residences in Washington, D.C.
Kant was born and raised near 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. She then went to Spring Hill College, a small Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, where she studied photography and 2-D design while obtaining her Bachelors of Arts degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2004 and began working with acrylics at the end of 2010.
Kant's artwork is known for its vibrancy and texture. Her technique involves mixing a combination of mediums - pumice stone, modeling paste, molding paste, etc. - with acrylic paints, and then working directly on the surface with knives and brushes. She scrapes, builds, and adds many layers which result in extremely unique and expressive works of art.