Approved: 16.08.2006

Karen Ay

Artist, Graphic designer

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Karen Ay's practice incorporates installation, assemblage, mixed media and text-based elements. Notions surrounding identity, nation-ness, human geography and sense of place are often themes in her work.
Karen's work is held in the collections of private collectors in the UK and internationally as well as the Clerical Medical Investment Group.

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  • Location: London
  • Categories: Digital, Installation, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Text
  • Tags: identity, text, installation, mixed media, neon, digital, maps
 
 

Biography

Karen Ay's practice incorporates installation, assemblage, mixed media and text-based elements. Notions surrounding identity, nation-ness, human geography and sense of place are often themes in her work. Karen's work is held in the collections of private collectors in the UK and internationally as well as the Clerical Medical Investment Group.

CV & Education

Public realm 2008 - Bookmarks VI : Infiltrating Europe and the USA, The University of the West of England / The Centre for Fine Print Research, International Qualifications and training 2004 - BA (hons) Fine Art, University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, London Group exhibitions 2013 - Early Summer Exhibition, The Multiple Store, Eagle Gallery, London 2013 - London Art Fair (The Multiple Store), Business Design Centre, London 2012 - ALTER, Vegas Gallery, London 2012 - Get Carta, Karin Janssen Project Space, London 2012 - Multiplied Art Fair (The Multiple Store), Christie's South Kensington, London 2011 - Alien Invasive Species, Via Garibaldi , Venice, Italy 2011 - Sexy100!!, Wall to Wall, London 2011 - The Other Art Fair, Bargehouse, London 2010 - Big Deal 3, The Collective, London 2010 - Miniscule, Oblong Gallery, London 2010 - Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London 2010 - Susak Expo 2010, Susak Press, Susak, Croatia 2009 - Big Deal - "Botoxed 69", C22 Pop Up Shop, Camden, London 2009 - Big Deal No 2, Discovery Business Park, London 2009 - Meltdown, Flowers East, London 2009 - particles/particles, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 2009 - Something I Don't Do, Flowers East, London 2009 - Trash Vortex, Hackney Wicked Festival, London 2009 - V22 Presents: The Sculpture Show, The Almond Building, London 2008 - Art of Occupation, TangentProjects, Working Rooms, London 2008 - Presenting the Top 100, MCPS/PRS Alliance , London 2007 - Delicate Situations, Web-based group exhibition, www.delicatesituations.blogspot.com 2007 - Destination Area 10, Area 10 Project Space, London 2007 - FLOCK, DeviateProjects, Camberwell, London 2007 - Rich and Strange, Flock Gallery Space, Newport School of Art Media and Design, Newport South Wales 2006 - 6 x 4 x Loads!, The Lurking Hole, Nottingham 2006 - Eyelevel Re-shelving Initiative:2, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2006 - IX Union Fenosa International Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Union Fenosa (MACUF), A Corua, Spain 2006 - Paperworld, Transition Gallery, London 2006 - Post-it, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 2006 - The Invisible Reading Room, The Containers Village, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Australia 2006 - Travelling Magazine Table, Iaspis, Stockholm 2005 - In the Bag, Brixton Art Gallery, London Artist talks 2009 - TangentProjects' talk; In/Flux Forum, Hackney Transient Arts Project, London Workshops 2006 - Publish and Be Damned Independent Publishing Fair, Publish and Be Damned, London 2005 - Panel Member, Artivistic, Montreal, Caneda Projects 2010 - The Travellers Box Project, The Travellers Box Project, International 2009 - The Travellers Box Project (International), Artist collaboration, International 2008 - The Sandwich Box Project, Artist collaboration, International 2007 - TangentProjects, Artist collaboration, London 2005 - Tangent Art Zine, Independently produced, London 2005 - Travellers Secret Box project, Artist collaboration, Internet - based / International Other 2011 - Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, Pretty Taxing, Truman Brewary London 2010 - Art Car Boot Fair, Art Car Boot Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London 2010 - Parade: Market of Ideas, Critical Practice, The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art and Design 2009 - Art Car Boot Fete at The Big Chill, Ashton & Hayward Projects, The Big Chill Festival 2009 - Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2009, Ashton & Hayward Projects, 146 Brick Lane, London