Karla Nixon is a Durban based artist who predominantly works with paper. She hand cuts and sculpts intricate images drawn from her surrounding environment. Nixon completed her degree in Fine Art cum laude in 2012 at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Her degree focused on paper cutting as a contemporary art form. During her studies she received a number of awards, namely the Sam Newton Trophy and the Deans Merit Award. She is currently completing her MTech at the Durban University of Technology. She has participated in a number of group shows in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.