Kari Percival is a printmaker and artist. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She spent her formative years learning to draw through the coaching of her older sisters and the encouragement of her relations. She also spent a great deal of her free time on solitary woodland rambles or in her yard, carefully gathering icicles in winter, methodically staining wood scraps with the juice of wild elderberries, or conducting funerals for moles her cats caught. She lives in Malden.