Textile and fiber artist Karen Hampton is an assistant professor of 3d art, Fibers at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Karen is a Trustee of the Textile Society of America, and of the Surface Design Association. From 2008 Karen has been teaching at Universities from Hawaii to Boston and from Michigan to New Mexico. Her work has been shown since 1994 throughout the United States and abroad. Karen specializes in surface art, embroidery and weaving, and her work is based in anthropology and her genealogy, telling the stories of the African diaspora from a maternal perspective.