Karen Ogidi was born in Istanbul and is of Nigerian and Turkish descent. She has a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. She is largely self-taught but trained at The Universal Studios of Art in 2015 which greatly influenced and improved on her natural artistic talent.
Karen has always had a passion to express herself through painting, specializing in the use of palette knives and oil paint and draws inspiration from the colors in nature and people in moments of hustle and solitude. She is a full time artist and resides in Lagos.