Karin Haas

New York 

Karin Haas is a NYC based multimedia artist. Living in Manhattan, her work is heavily inspired by her surroundings of architecture, and the geometric surfaces of stone, marble, terrazzo and tiled patterns. Karin breaks down these patterns and builds them back up to create abstract forms that focus on movement and balance. The city is very colorful and has influenced Karin to choose colors for her works more freely without overthinking it. 
Karin's work has been featured in wide range of  print and digital platforms, including but not limited to, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Booooooom, Sight Unseen, Unconditional Magazine, Space Matters and Ginza Magazine. She is represented by JF Chen and this past February her work was last on view at Christie's in NYC. 


A collaboration between Karin and UB highlights a sense of similar moments showing both the minimal and complex patterns found in Karin's work. These aspects of spatial studies become a natural process of translating patterns onto functional objects.
The collection is called "Moon Tides" because the objects reflect off of each other with the repetition of colorful geometric shapes, marble waves and moon-like terrazzo. Tide is the rise and fall of water caused by gravitational forces of the moon and sun on the oceans of the earth. There are tidal cycles each day that contain two high tides and two low. Between high and low tide there is a current flow. This series explores that pull of movement and a tension that eases and tightens, while still maintaining an intricate balance throughout.

Photo: Sally Griffiths