Approved: 16.08.2006

Karen Moser

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts: Central to my practice is a desire to bring to the fore undervalued and unappreciated aspects of existence from both the past and present. In responding to these topics, I have frequently recycled materials. I think that this comes from both an awareness of the throw away age we live in and my personal need 'not to waste'. Another factor in my choice of materials is my desire to draw

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  • Location: Storrington, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Workshops, Training delivery, Participatory projects
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Photography, Research, Sculpture, Textiles
  • Tags: seashore, fossils, environment, recycling, fragility, memory, nature, paleontology, social history, loss
 

Biography

Concepts: Central to my practice is a desire to bring to the fore undervalued and unappreciated aspects of existence from both the past and present. In responding to these topics, I have frequently recycled materials. I think that this comes from both an awareness of the throw away age we live in and my personal need 'not to waste'. Another factor in my choice of materials is my desire to draw out new meaning from objects that are generally regarded as mundane or just plain rubbish. To question Society's sense of value seems a worthy cause and is a recurring theme in my work. Influences: Archaeology, history, society, culture, environment, time, fragility, memory, loss, value. Artists: Susan Hiller, Cornelia Parker, Mishima Kimiyo. Career Path I graduated in Fine Art in 2001, and have since continued to develop my practice and have endeavoured to reach a wide cross-section of the community. My artwork has been shown in varied and often unusual venues and when possible I like to work with natural materials in an outdoor environment. 

CV & Education

Qualifications and Training

2001 - BA Fine Art (Hons) Early Specialist, London Guildhall University, London  

1995 - BTEC Diploma in Art & Design, Croydon School of Art & Design, Croydon, 

Exhibitions

April 2016  Eastbourne Open Houses & Studios

Dec. 2015  Eastbourne Open Houses & Studios 

2011          Kairos Womens Group, Corner Gallery, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey

2009         St Wilfrid’s Open Art Competition (Highly commended) Pallant House Gallery,                          Chichester

2008        Highland Arts, Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow

2007        Latitudes - New Graduates Touring Exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 

2006        Worthing Open House Gallery, Pavilion Road, Worthing

2005       One Step on, Oxmarket Arts Centre, Chichester

2005       Worthing Open Houses 2005, Pavilion Road, Worthing

2004       Eyeful, Millais Gallery, Southampton

2004       Sculpture in Paradise, Paradise Courtyard, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester

2004       Transition, Phoenix Arts Association Gallery, Brighton

2003       Doing Time, Clocktower Café, Croydon

2003      The Glow Project, Images projected onto buildings in Brighton, Brighton

2003      What a Waste, Littlehampton Museum, Littlehampton

2002      additions, CAP , St Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London NW1 

2002      Grey Area, Café Gallery, Café Opera, Clocktower, Croydon, KAIROS (Women Artists)

Prizes & Awards

29 June 2009          St Winifrid’s Open Art competition, Pallant House Gallery, Highly                                            Commended

September 2007     Research & Development award – Arts Council England

August 2006           Training Award CGCI – a one week Screen Printing Course at BIP

Reviews & Articles

 Safe bets dominate at Glasgow Art Fair’ The Scotsman, 28/03/2008

Georgina Coburn, ‘Latitudes: New Work from Highland Graduates’   Hi-Arts, 13/6/2007

www.hi-arts.co.uk/default.aspx.locid-hianewmsy.Lang-EN

                             ‘School graduates in Highland art show’, Press & Journal

                             (Scottish National paper) 9/06/2007

Louise Acford, ‘One man’s rubbish inspires quirky art’ Littlehampton Gazette, 16/01/2003

Nicholas Collins, ‘A Way with Paper’ Painting in sussex,  Dec/Jan 2001/02  No 4, page 25