About Karina Schafer


Karina is a photographer, mixed-media artist, and graphic designer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art with a focus on Photography and an English minor from UW-Milwaukee. Family history, memory, nature, travel, and expressionism have significantly influenced her work.

Karina works in both commercial and fine art photography. Her fine art has been shown in various galleries in Milwaukee and Chicago. Professionally, she has worked with Visual Image Photography (VIP), based in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, doing yearbook and event photography. As a freelance photographer, she concentrates on portraiture and event photography, working with such clients as The Community Share of Greater Milwaukee, Penfield Children's Center, and Racine Art Museum. She’s had photographs published in Highlander MagazineShepherd ExpressOnMilwaukee.com, among others.

From 2009 to 2012, Karina served on the Board of Directors for Guildess: Contemporary Female Art Collective. She has also been active as a member of Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA)Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN)Wisconsin Scottish and St. Andrew’s Society of Milwaukee.

Any chance to steal away in her van to go camping, she seizes – with her camera, journal and a dog-eared book along for the adventure.