Karen Fleming studied Painting at Edinburgh College of Art as well as Contemporary Art Practice in Edinburgh.
Fleming also helped co-found the DOK Artist Space (www.dokartistspace.org) which is an artist run charitable organisation that supports early career artists, as well as offering free mentoring to young people wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries.
Fleming's work has been shown in various galleries and is in several private collections in the UK. This year she was an invited panel member at Hidden Door Festival discussing ‘How Important is a Cultural Infrastructure?', whilst also being part of 'The Audacious Women Festival' discussion on Dangerous Women Artists.
Fleming's current work is inspired by greenspaces within urban settings, as well as exploring how playgrounds have evolved over the years, retaining their ability to captivate children’s imaginations in the midst of challenging environments. Texture and surface is crucial part of her practice as an artist.