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Karina Llergo

Karina Llergo Art Gallery

"With my art, I continually seek fresh ways to capture the magic of energy through the motion of the human body."

Through my work, I turn figures into fluid entities. I weave dance, air and water into my paintings to create an otherworldly likeness. I call it alchemy for the eyes. My goal is that when you look closely at one of my pieces, you will not only see ethereal images and feel their essential vitality, but also be moved to generate positive forces in your own life. BIOGRAPHY: Karina Llergo...

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... was born and raised in Mexico City where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design as well as advanced degrees in Multimedia, Animation, and Abstract Art. She studied with famed Mexican artist Roberto Cortazar and portraitist Enrique Estrada, who both saw her talent and strongly encouraged her to continue her artistic journey.

While keeping art at the forefront of her mind and heart, Karina enjoyed a highly successful corporate career as art director for Mexico City’s top newspaper “Reforma” and at illustrious advertising agency, McCann Erickson. Among the many campaigns she helped create, some of her most memorable were for clients such as Coca-Cola, Revlon and Kimberly Clark.

Throughout her professional life, Karina painted and worked tirelessly to develop her unique style. As a lifelong dancer, competitive swimmer and enthusiastic skydiver, she found herself drawn to depicting on canvas the palpable energy of the human body in motion. Driven by these fascinations and armed with her talent for figurative painting , Karina found a way to translate her observations and creative imagination into thought-provoking paintings of breathtaking beauty.

Since moving to Chicago in 2007 and transitioning to art full time, Karina’s work has received high praise and she is greatly admired throughout the vibrant Chicagoland art world. Among her many accolades, Karina has received numerous Outstanding Achievement and Best In Show awards at distinguished art shows all over Chicagoland and exhibits in galleries throughout the United States.

Of Mexican, Armenian and Spanish descent, Karina’s diverse background influences her life in every way, as does her insatiable passion for the creative arts. When she is not painting, Karina relishes spending time with her husband and four children.

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2019
Best of Show, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Purcahse Award, Art Comes Alive, Academy Awards, Cincinnati, OH
2018
Award of Excellence, Ford Art, Beats and Eats, Royal Oak, MI
Best of Category, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Outstanding Achievement, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2017
Best of Show, ArtFest Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Best of Category, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Best of Category, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Purchase Award, Art Comes Alive, Academy Awards, Cincinnati, OH
2016
Best of Show, Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, IL
Best of Category, Art & Big Fork, Evanston, IL
Outstanding Achievement, West Loop Art Show, Chicago, IL
Publishing Award, Art Comes Alive, Academy Awards, Cincinnati, OH
2016
Latina Trailblazer “Ladies that Lead” by Hispanic Pro, Cuvee, Chicago, IL
2014
Outstanding achievement, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago, IL
2013
Outstanding achievement, Glencoe Festival of Art, Glencoe, IL
Outstanding achievement, Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, IL
Outstanding achievement, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Medium feel your soul frame

Feel your soul 30"x24" Framed print
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium find your strength frame

My story 30"x24" Framed Print
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium my story 11x14  16x19 frame

My story 30"x24" Framed print
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium find your strength app 2020

Find your strength, 50"x36"...
Paintings: Oil
$7800.00

Medium my story texture

My story 48"x38" Original painting
Paintings: Oil
$8000.00

 
Medium my story esael

My story 48"x38" Embellished...
Mixed Media & Collage
$2200.00

Medium my story easel small

My story 12"x18" Embellished...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$290.00

Medium 11x14 my story

My story 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium my time app 2020

My time 60"x34" Original painting
Paintings: Oil
$8000.00

Medium my time 60x30 easel

My time 60"x34" Embellished...
Mixed Media & Collage
$2200.00

Medium my time frame

My time 30"x24" Framed print
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium 11x14 my time

My time 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium find your strength easel

Find your strength, 50"x36"...
Mixed Media & Collage
$2200.00

Medium 11x14 find your stre

Find your strength, 11"x14"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium free your spirit 60x30 easel

Free your spirit 60"x30"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

Medium free your spirit app texture ok

Free your spirit 60"x30"...
Paintings: Oil
$7500.00

Medium free your spirit frame

Free your spirit 30"x24" Framed...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium free your spirit 20x10 easel

Free your spirit 20"x10"...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

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Free your spirit 11"x14" Print...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium awakening 60x34 easel

Awakening 60"x34" Embellished...
Mixed Media & Collage
$2200.00

 
Medium awakening frame

Awakening 30"x24" Framed print
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium awakening 20x10 easel

Awakening 20"x12" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 awakenig

Awakening 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium fly by textur bueno

Fly by your own wings 60"x30"...
Paintings: Oil
$6900.00

Medium fly by your own wings 60x30 easel

Fly by your own wings 60"x30"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

Medium fly by your own wings frame

Fly by your own wings 30"x24"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium fly by your wings 20x10 easel

Fly by your own wings 20"x10"...
Paintings: Oil
$290.00

Medium 11x14 fly by your own wings

Fly by your own wings 11"x14"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium feel your soul easel

Feel your soul 50"x36"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

 
Medium feel your soul easel small

Feel your soul 16"x12"...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 feel your soul

Feel your soul 11"x14" print on...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium peace easel 1

Peace 60"x30" Embellished canvas...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

 
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Peace 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium peace 20x10 easel

Peace 20"x10" Embellished canvas...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 peace

Peace 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium break through easel big

Break through 58"x36"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

Medium break through frame

Break through 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium break through easel

Break through 16"x12"...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

 
Medium 11x14 break through

Break through 11"x14" print on...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium embrace 60x30 easel

Embrace yourself 60"x30"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

Medium embrace frame

Embrace yourself 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium embrace 20x10 easel

Embrace 20"x10" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 embrace

Embrace yourself, print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium dont forget easel ok

Don't forget to fly 40"x32"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$1550.00

 
Medium dont forget to fly frame

My story 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium dont forgrt easel small

Don't forget to fly 16"x12"...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 dont forget

Don't forget to fly, print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium live your dreams 60x30 easel

Live your dreams 60"x30"...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$2200.00

Medium live your dreams frame

Live your dreams 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium live your dreams 20x10 easel

Live your dreams 20"x10"...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

 
Medium 11x14 live your dreams

Live your dreams, print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium elevate 34x27 easel

Elevate 40"x32" Embellished...
Paintings: Oil
$1550.00

Medium elevate frame

Elevate 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium elevate easel small

Elevate 16"x12" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 elevate

Elevate, print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium dare to love easel

Dare to love 50"x30" Embellished...
Paintings: Oil
$1700.00

 
Medium dare to love frame

Dare to love 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium dare to love mini easel

Dare to love 20"x12" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 dare to love

Dare to love, print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

 
Medium dare to live 50x30 easel

Dare to live 50"x30" Embellished...
Paintings: Oil
$1700.00

Medium dare to live frame

My story 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium dare to live easel

Dare to live 26"x18" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$390.00

 
Medium 11x14 dare to live

Dare to live 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00

Medium discover 60x30 easel

Discover 60"x30" Embellished...
Paintings: Oil
$22000.00

Medium discover frame

Discover 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

 
Medium discover 20x10 easel

Discover 20"x10" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 discover

Discover, 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$0.00

Medium blooming easel big

Blooming 50"x36" Embellished...
Paintings: Oil
$2200.00

 
Medium blooming frame

Blooming 30"x24" Framed
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$490.00

Medium blooming easel small

Blooming 12"x16" Embellished...
Paintings: Acrylic
$290.00

Medium 11x14 bloomig

Blooming 11"x14" print on paper
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$50.00