Karolina was born and lives in Sydney. She studied printmaking at CoFA and teaching at Sydney Uni. She works across a range of media, though is still most drawn to paper-based work. She has worked in schools, galleries and museums as a teacher, educator and producer, as well as assistant to artist and author Jeannie Baker, and spent many years selling neckware in a tie shop that no longer exists.
While she often uses her work to reflect on specific personal experiences, working in education in particular has given her an interest in shared stories and working collaboratively with audiences.
She is also one half of Ms Novak and Mr Green, an ongoing crossdisiplinary project with Daniel Green that examines and reflects the juggling act of dual practices. http://msnovakandmrgreen.tumblr.com/