Karen Miranda Abel




Joya: arte + ecología. Joya: AiR | Desert Pool (If every desert was once a sea). Karen Miranda Abel. 19 Jan 2017.



Now Magazine. In Photos: Nuit Blanche 2016. Tanja-Tiziana. 3 Oct 2016.

CLOT Magazine. Scout & Trends: Karen Miranda Abel. Cathrine Disney. 5 Feb 2016.



CBC News. Living Art in Ottawa: Bio art on display at Karsh-Masson Gallery at City Hall is made with living things. 27 Apr 2015.



The Goose. Vernal Pool: A Participatory Art Project About Place + Precipitation. Karen Abel and Jessica Marion Barr. Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada (ALECC). 14 Nov 2014.

Canadian Art. Ruralism: Sunday Drive Takes Art Out of the City. Natasha Chaykowski. 28 Aug 2014.

The Toronto Star. Toronto art makes the trek to Warkworth. Murray Whyte. 29 Aug 2014.

Akimblog Toronto. Art Spin 2014. Terence Dick. 3 Jul 2014.

View on Canadian Art. Grow Op: Art & Landscape at the Gladstone Hotel. Andrea Carson Barker. 25 Apr 2014.



Now Magazine. Nuit Blanche Guide Critics’ Picks. Fran Schechter and David Jager. 3-9 Oct 2013, p 45.

Hedonistic Sustainability. Urban Landscaping. 6 May 2013.

Toronto Gardens. Grow Op 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel. Helen and Sarah Battersby. 28 Apr 2013.

View on Canadian Art. Grow Op: Meditations on Landscape at the Gladstone Hotel, Part One. Andrea Carson Barker. 25 Apr 2013.

View on Canadian Art. Grow Op: Landscape at the Gladstone, Part Two. Andrea Carson Barker. 26 Apr 2013.

Live With Culture. Grow Op: Art Versus Nature. Christopher Jones. 26 Apr 2013.

Bioart: Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences. Grow Op. Pearl Van Geest. 26 Apr 2013.

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. Gladstone Grow Op: OALA announcement of GROUND Prize. Apr 2013.



The ReFab Diaries. Upcycle: trash into landscape art. 19 Jul 2012.

CanCulture. Art exhibit highlights human relationship with wildlife. Amanda Ramos. 1 May 2012.

Visual Encounter. Where the Wild Things… Aren’t? at Wall Space Gallery. Dr. Anja. 30 Apr 2012.

The Globe and Mail. Umbrella touted as artistic alternative to scaffolding. Kaleigh Rogers. 10 Jan 2012.



The Landscape and I. Cardboard plants:  Karen Abel revives forgotten flower pots. (Russian). 15 Oct 2011.

Foodiggity. PBR Flowers. Chris Durso. 17 Aug 2011.

Inhabitat. Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets. Hazel Saunderson. 6 Aug 2011.

Bon Appétit Magazine. Food on a plate shouldn’t move; reconsidering boxed wine. Sam Dean. 2 Aug 2011.

Box Vox. Karen Abel’s PBR Flowers. Randy Ludacer. 1 Aug 2011.

schoener.waers.wenns.schoener.waer. Plant Art | Pflanzkunst Vol. 2 – von Karen Abel. (German). Sylke Rademacher. 6 Jul 2011.

High Park Nature. Art & Photography. Jul 2011.

Urban Bio. Outside the Planter Boxes, Toronto. (German). 27 Jun 2011.

Urban Guide for Alternative Use. Tree Planter Boxes as Public Platforms for Creativity in Toronto. Scott Burnham. 24 Jun 2011.

Vormplatform. City Nature. (Dutch). Guido de Boer. 23 Jun 2011.

REBEL:ART. Kunstkübel: Outside the Planter Boxes. (German). 19 Jun 2011.

Jia-chi. Outside the Planter Boxes, Toronto. 13 Jun 2011.

Plataforma Urbana. “Outside the planter boxes”: intervención artística en las calles de Toronto. (Spanish). Jessica Martinez Villarreal. 10 Jun 2011.

SD’P Moda. Inspiração do dia com flores de origamis. (Portuguese). Sarita Dal Pozzo. 6 Jun 2011.

Trendhunter – Eco. Garbage Origami Gardens: Cardboard Plants by Karen Abel Add Life to Forgotten Flower Pots. Amelia Roblin. 6 Jun 2011.

Ecologikai: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Outside the Planter Boxes: HEROES! 5 Jun 2011.

Unconsumption. Toronto has an abundance of planter boxes. 5 Jun 2011.

TreeHugger. Toronto Artists Spruce Up Neglected Planter Boxes. Jennifer Hattam. 4 Jun 2011.

Green Muze. Planter Box Art Project. 2 Jun 2011.

GOOD. Outside the Box: Artists Stage 30 “Planter Interventions” Across Toronto. Andrew Price. 1 Jun 2011.

Gardens in Unexpected Places. Toronto has an abundance of planter boxes. Molly Block. Jun 2011.

Street Spot. If you want something done right, do it yourself. If you can’t do it yourself, make it art. 28 May 2011.

Toronto Guerilla Gardeners. Outside the Planter Boxes – Guerilla Art. 25 May 2011.

Metro News Toronto. Planters get makeover: Re-purposed. Art. Brigitte Noël. 24 May 2011.

Groundswell: Journal of Art and Activism. Toronto’s Guerrilla Gardeners Think Outside the Planter Boxes. James David Morgan. 23 May 2011.

Torontoist. Concrete Sidewalk Planters Get Some Guerrilla Beautification. Steve Kupferman. 22 May 2011.

Global TV Toronto: News Hour. Vandalism or Art? May 2011.

Soiled and Seeded Magazine. Guerrilla Gardening: “Outside the Planter Boxes”. Issue 4, Summer 2011.



York University YFile. Environmental artist creates urban butterfly garden. Martha Tancock. 26 Jul 2010.