Hi, I am Karen, an illustrator, designer and visual artist based in Berlin. I graduated from the University of the arts in Berlin in 2022 with a masters degree. I also studied at Muthesius Art Academy (Germany), Bezalel Art Academy (Israel), University of the West of Enngland (UK). Feel free to contact me for commissions and collaborations.


New e-mail address: exner.karen@gmail.com

Thelephone: 0049 157 34952640





2018   “Facetten der Illustration”, Gallery Cube+, Kiel, Germany

2019   “A travel journal”, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

2021   “Marking Territory”, re|space gallery, Berlin, Germany
2021   “PopUp-PickUp”, PopUp-PickUp, Lübeck, Germany

2021   “Prag — Pressburg — Berlin”, Tabook Festival, Tabor, Czech Republic

2022  “Plan B – Buchausstellung”, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany

2022   “10th Ulsan International Woodcut Print Art Festival”, Ulsan Culture and Arts Center, Ulsan, South Korea

2023   “Bilder schreiben, Wörter zeichnen”, Verwalterhaus, Berlin, Germany

2023   “Hamburger Bilderbuchpreis”, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

2023   “Ilustrofest”, Illustration Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

2023   group exhibition at bnb iii_house, Xi’an, China



2020   Second place: Open Studios Poster Competition, Berlin University of the Arts

2021   Winner: Children’s picture book grant, Miroslav Šašek foundation

2023   Winner: Hamburger Bilderbuchpreis, Verein neues Bilderbuch

2023   Merit: 3×3 international show no.20, 3×3


2023   “Bilder schreiben, Wörter zeichnen”, Peter Hammer Verlag

coming up 2023   “3×3 Annual No.20″, 3×3

coming up 2024   “Hüte und andere Kopfbedeckungen aus aller Welt”, Carlsen Verlag


2023   Grafikmagazin 03.23