Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces in Atlanta and beyond. The 7-inch doors are sculptures created by artist Karen Anderson Singer at the invitation of the neighborhood or institution. They are designed to reflect the spirit, architecture, and other unique elements of the surrounding community. With the installation of a door, what was once a wall or the column of a bridge becomes an entrance to collective creativity and an invitation to wonder. The numbered doors around Atlanta are always free to visit and accessible to people of all ages.
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-About the Artist-
Karen Anderson Singer - Principal Artist and Director
Karen Anderson Singer's life-long love of both miniatures and street art culminated in her dream job as the Founding Director and Principal Artist of Tiny Doors ATL.
Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Karen spent years after high school teaching art and playing bass in a touring jazz/punk band. While on the road, she gained a deep appreciation for the community created through art.
After graduating with a degree in Visual Art from Rutgers University, Karen moved to Atlanta. She spent a year living, working, and volunteering in Atlanta, before installing the first tiny door in her neighborhood, on the Krog Street Tunnel. Karen was inspired by the ongoing conversation of street art in Atlanta, and wanted to create artwork which reflected and respected the neighborhood, and brought an element of curiosity and imagination.
Tiny Doors ATL has sparked a movement that has worldwide impact. Karen volunteers consulting with artists around the world who are interested in starting tiny art projects in their cities. Projects inspired by Tiny Doors ATL can be found from Alabama to Australia.
Karen creates custom installations, and also enjoys public speaking on the power of public art to bring communities together (you can see her recent Creative Mornings talk here).
On any given day, she can be found on street-level around Atlanta, maintaining her miniature installations and chatting with the community.