Select a gallery below to view work by Cincinnati artist, Karen Heyl

I am a native of Cincinnati with a working studio at the PAC. Bas-relief sculpture carved in Indiana limestone is the work for which I am best known. In addition to bas-relief, I carve three dimensional statuary stone sculptures and multi-media ceramic avian vessels.

My earliest memory of wanting to be an artist happened when I was five years old and my kindergarten teacher held up my drawing as an example for the rest of the class to follow. As I grew up, making art was always an important part of my life. Early on I studied watercolor/ acrylic/oil painting. In 1979, while attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati, I was introduced to stone sculpture and found it to be the medium for which I was best suited. My bas-relief work has many applications and is installed in universities, hospitals, churches, parks and recreation areas, housing communities, and corporate headquarters throughout the United States. My whimsical multi-media ceramic birds allow for color to be a part of my sculptures.


Sculptor Karen Heyl | Detroit Performs Clip

AIr date: 4/26/16. Sculptor Karen Heyl translates nature into stone. Episode 404/Segment 3.

Wall of Creation, Limestone Relief carving by Karen Heyl

Karen Heyl, Cincinnati Sculptor, Wall of Creation at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Cincinnati, Ohio – Harper’s Point. 
Created 1988
Limestone panels
The Human Family sculpture is also by Karen Heyl
Woodcarving, The Last Supper by Walter Driesback