Born in Boston, MA and raised the greater New York City area, Karen JS Tashjian has become a woman of multiple facets. She is an accomplished artist, professor, and a licensed architect. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Design, Fine Arts and Architecture and her BARCH degree in Architecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She designed sets for Shakespeare in Delaware Park, D’ellArte Opera Ensemble, and the Department of Creative Arts at Siena College. Academically she served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Buffalo, School of Architecture. As an architect, Karen JS Tashjian was part of the HOLT architecture firm and more recently the owner of her own architecture firm in western New York. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous art exhibitions including the Castellani Museum, ECHO art fair, Buffalo Society of Artists shows, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, The Buffalo Arts Council, and the WNYAG Gallery.