Artist and Designer in New York
Karine Ivey , President/ceo
of Face Forward Agency (Wig and Make-Up Design)
Karine Ivey has an exceptional background in the
entertainment, film and theatre industry. She is a successful make-up artist and
wig designer for over 25 years. Her credentials include a cosmetology and
educational license. Her most recent credits include "The Color Purple" (US Tour)
as well as head make-up designer for the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (US Tour).
Ms. Ivey has designed for major theatre companies and opera houses, such as the
Sacramento Opera and the Music Theatre of Wichita, All Stars Project. Karine
has studied make-up and wig design on the West Coast, at Joe Blasco Theatrical
School of Theatre and Effects Make- Up. She has also been a make-up and wig supervisor
for the Public Theatre, Pearl Theatre and Signature Theatre. Ms. Ivey freelances
as a fashion make-up artist for Mark Jacob. She has worked for the Metropolitan Opera House
and the New York City Ballet Company. Her most recent work was with opera
singer, Angela Gheorghiu at Carnegie Hall. She is a member of Local Union 798 as well
being a part of I.A.T.S.E, which is an associated crafts and technician union.
In addition, she has conducted make-up and wig seminars for The Learning Annex,
The Filmmaker Foundation and American Salon Magazine, She has also represent Redken in their annual International Salon Symposium Art Show.