Recipient of a dozen prestigious international grants and residencies, including one from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Karp was artist-in-residence in Mojacar, Spain when he visited the Alhambra. Its intricate domes inspired this series of paintings, whose abstract shapes are surmounted by an interleaved grid of tubular forms. Karp’s fractured, multihued surfaces—termed “visual jazz” by one critic—present a “rhythm, harmony and dissonance,” according to the artist, that is perceived as blended color and movement. His extensive list of exhibitions in leading museums and galleries includes two travelling shows originated by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. His works are included in more than two dozen of the nation’s top corporate and public collections, including those of the Guggenheim; IBM Corporation in both Houston and New York City; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Denver; Coca Cola in Atlanta; and MCI WorldCom in Arlington, Virginia. See more here.