Karma Shawa is a recent graduate with an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and holds a Bsc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Although Karma began her career working in Jordan's public sector, she nurtured her passion for art through undergoing five years of academic training in fine arts and painting under artist Aziz Ammoua (2005-2010).
Karma exhibited her work for the first time in 2009 at Jordan’s Sunny Art Fair where she was voted “Jordan’s Favorite Artist” at the fair’s competition. She later exhibited in Nabad Art Gallery’s “Voices in the Gallery” exhibition in March 2010, and again during the opening of Art Matters Gallery in July 2010 in Jordan, among others. Karma's works consists mostly of paintings in oils and watercolors that depict the female figure. She also paints portraits, still lifes, and occasionally landscapes, where she tends to adopt impressionist techniques of visible brush strokes with a focus on light and composition.
Karma continues to develop her practice as a painter while also working in the arts sector in Ireland.