Approved: 12.08.2010

Karen Howse

Artist, Maker

Approved: 12.08.2010

ARTIST EXPLORER

I use drawing as a tool for discovery.

Walking helps me slow down my thinking and become open to my experience. Seeing is a key part of this process and draws me into the moment.

The work is about noticing, empathizing, and exploring. Mostly working outside on a small patch of land or a path or route, I will trace that place, through regular walking and drawing.

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  • Location: Launceston, South West
  • Activities: Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Exhibitions programme
  • Categories: Book Works, Drawing, Environment, Participatory, Printmaking
  • Tags: drawing, environment, book works, printmaking, workshops, mixed media, process
 

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    Biography

    ARTIST EXPLORER I use drawing as a tool for discovery. Walking helps me slow down my thinking and become open to my experience. Seeing is a key part of this process and draws me into the moment. The work is about noticing, empathizing, and exploring. Mostly working outside on a small patch of land or a path or route, I will trace that place, through regular walking and drawing. Small books, prints and sketches are the evidence of my experience in that place. They mark a small particle of time.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 

    2010 - MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice, University College Falmouth, Cornwall 

    1989 - BA Hons Textile Design, Winchester School of Art, Hampshire

    Group exhibitions

    2009 - Forest Tunes - The Library – Shai Zakai Exhibition at CCANW Haldon Forest, Exeter. Contribution of black box to the library installation in the Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest, Exeter

    Workshops

    June 2012 - Soundmark Tour event : walking/drawing workshop, making marks for sounds at various sound specific locations at Appledore Visual Arts Festival, Appledore, North Devon 

    Residencies

    2000 - 3 month residency in a paper factory, mapping the factory with the workers. (Year of the Artist project), David S. Smith Packaging, Launceston, Cornwall

    Site specific 2009 - MA interim show at Treveal Farm, Zennor. Installation in the milking yard, ‘Making the Bed’, Treveal Farm, Zennor, West Cornwall

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