Approved: 30.07.2009

Karen Grainger

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Approved: 30.07.2009

My practice focuses on the perceptual and conceptual experiences of engaging with art. Exploring form and content, surface and depth, looking and seeing, production and consumption.
Work produced primarily straddles the fields of sculpture and photography. In photography I work with stereo 3D, C19th Wet Plate Collodion and high-end colour digital, using additional processes such as burning, cutting

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  • Location: Isle of Wight, South East
 

Biography

My practice focuses on the perceptual and conceptual experiences of engaging with art. Exploring form and content, surface and depth, looking and seeing, production and consumption. Work produced primarily straddles the fields of sculpture and photography. In photography I work with stereo 3D, C19th Wet Plate Collodion and high-end colour digital, using additional processes such as burning, cutting and collage. In sculpture, I work with found or appropriated objects, using assemblage of object to object or object to photograph.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Photography, London College of Communication, London 2003 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UCE, Birmingham Solo exhibitions 2010 - Re: Landscape, Viewfinder Gallery, London 2005 - Living Rooms, ESC Gallery, Graz, Austria 2004 - Now You've Seen It, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall Group exhibitions 2012 - Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Les Rencontres D'Arles, France 2011 - Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden 2011 - Nine Point Perspective, Hotshoe Gallery, London 2011 - Print & Design Now!, Bearspace Gallery, London 2011 - Relay, Rules and Regs, Aspace/Quay Arts 2010 - I am not Afraid (installations), St Thomas' Garden of Rest, Ryde 2010 - Nature Rewritten, Weiden + Kennedy/Jotta Contemporary, London 2010 - The Invisibility of the Visible View, Piano Primo Gallery, Lecce, Italy 2008 - 'Spectre', Brighton Media Centre, Brighton Photo Biennial Fringe 2006 - 'Unravelling Photography', Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight 2005 - 'The Last Chickens of Sainsbury's', Glasgow International Art Festival, Scotland 2005 - 'Urbanbodies', Brick Lane, Whitechapel, London 2004 - 'Curious', Shoreditch Town Hall, London 2003 - 'New Contemporaries', Cornerhouse, Manchester & Victoria Miro Warehouse, London Residencies 2010 - Residency, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, Isle of Wight 2005 - Residency, Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria 2004 - Residency, New Art Gallery, Walsall Public commissions 2012 - The World in London, The Photographers Gallery Offsite, London Olympics Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Finalist - The Fitzrovia Photography Prize, Diemar/Noble Photography, London 2010 - Shortlisted - New Contemporaries, New Contemporaries, London 2004 - Shortlisted - The Jerwood Photography Awards, Jerwood/Portfolio Magazine, London 2003 - Selected - New Contemporaries, New Contemporaries, London Other 2011 - Purchase of works for National Photographic Collection, National Media Museum, Bradford