Approved: 12.08.2010

Karen Howse

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 12.08.2010


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    Artist Statement


    Karen Howse uses drawing to discover. Her work is about noticing, empathising and exploring. Howse works outside on a small patch of land or path. She traces that path, walking and drawing. Using simple materials, graphite, ink and resist, she invites the accidental. Monoprints, drawings and artist books navigate these inner and outer geographies.


    She works on her own, in collaboration of as a facilitator for others.


    CV & Education


    Karen Howse

    22 St Stephens Hill Launceston Cornwall
    PL15 8HN


    [email protected]


    2010 MA in Fine Art, Contemporary Practice, Falmouth University

    1989 BA Hons in Textile Design, Winchester School of Art

    2017 Foundation Course in Art Therapy, Insider Arts, Exeter


    2019 National Trust Artist Residency at Dunsland North Devon. Poetic mapping of place

    2017 Cyprus Well Residency for the Causley Trust.
    Artist Residency at the home of Poet Charles Causley,Launceston.

    2000 David S. Smith Packaging Company - 3 month residency in a paper factory


    2019 Evolving The Forest, Dartington Space Gallery, Devon (June 19th - Sept 4th)

    2018 Nature, Our Nature, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (group show)

    2016 Closely Observed Nature, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun, (group show)

    2007/17/18/19 Open Studios Cornwall

    2000 Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. “Maps for the Millennium”. 2000 North Cornwall Museum and Gallery, 2 person show.

    1997 The Museum of Textile History, Boras, Sweden.“Wild Beasts!” Work from Fibre II workshop at the Nordic Ark, Sweden

    1995 The Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London

    1993 The Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London


    2018/19 Art Teacher (part time) St Josephs School, Cornwall.

    2011  Drawing Exploring workshop, Centre for
    Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest.

    2012  Appledore Visual Arts Sound Mark Tour

    2014/19 Drawing from the Land - Walkshops in mindful drawing.

    2017 Moments to See Mindful drawing workshop and exhibit with Professor D. Moss Peninsula Arts Plymouth University


    2007-18 Art for Life, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

    2006 Creative Skills Training Award to attend print workshop with Carolle Waller

    2001 ‘Corrie’, South West Tourist Board, Exeter.

    2000 D.S. Smith Ltd. Launceston. Artist Residency Map Work in Company Foyer

    1997 South West Arts Grant to attend Northern Fibre II workshop, Sweden 1996 Paintings in Hospitals - Gillingham Hospitals, Kent


    2019 National Trust interview - Dunsland Artist Residency

    2010 Artist Newsletter blogger interview

    2002 World of Embroidery magazine review of ‘River lines and Waterworks’ exhibition at The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington (vol. 53)