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Karen Koblitz
Homage to North Hollywood

Project Area: North Hollywood
Project: Vineland Magnolia Shopping Center
Project Location: Magnolia Boulevard at Vineland
Project Type: Developer


Hand-made tiles with fruit labels, baskets and fruits, representing North Hollywood's agricultural past, are located on the center's buildings. Tiles accent the architecture of the buildings while suggesting the rural history of the area.
Homage to North Hollywood

Artist Profile

Karen Koblitz draws inspiration from her life experiences, travels, and readings.  While in college, the artist studied in Florence, Italy where she was exposed to the Renaissance works of the Della Robbia family which led her to develop a passion for Italian ceramics that is still prevalent in her contemporary pieces.  Koblitz’s work focuses on images of contemporary collectible objects within the context of historical shapes and surface designs.  She strives to elevate images of popular culture into the high-end decorative arts.  The artist has been awarded commissions to complete public artwork for the Cerritos Public Library; Inglewood Cultural Arts; Wilshire Boulevard Temple; Sunland-Tujunga Public Library; and the Vineland and Magnolia Shopping Center.  Karen Koblitz lives in Los Angeles where she heads the Ceramics Department at the University of Southern California.