Groner, Karen Helen was born on August 8, 1948 in New York City. Daughter of Harry Leon and Shirley Ann (Kreiswirth) Groner.
Bachelor magna cum laude, Hunter College, 1969. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Parsons School Design, 1976.
Supervisor special sales, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, 1969-1971;
H.S. art teacher, New York Board Education, 1971-1973;
freelance design assistant, Leo Narducci, since 1975;
freelance design reporter, Kmart, 1976-1979;
designer, Stella Originals, New York City, 1976-1979;
owner, designer, Grownbeans, New York City, since 1980. Costumer designer Perridane, New York, 1992-1993.