Approved: 12.08.2010

Karen Howse

Artist, Community worker, Gallery educator, Maker, Researcher

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Approved: 12.08.2010

Artist explorer Karen Howse practices walking, drawing, printmaking and assemblage. She is interested in the patterns that connect our minds and natural places. Her place and project based work aims to cultivate empathy.

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    Artist Statement

    Artist explorer Karen Howse practices walking, drawing, printmaking and assemblage. She is interested in the patterns that connect our minds and natural places. Her place and project based work aims to cultivate empathy.

    Howse’s practice is quietly attentive to rhythms, cycles and the edges of a day. She devises small acts of attention for her visits; Sweet Chestnuts, redrawn, remembered, revisited; folded hidden papers in tree hollows, stained with spores, a moment of arrival recorded in a smudgy rained on watercolour, where the familiar becomes unfamiliar and a world is revealed in the microcosm of a pocket of lichen.

    Distillation happens through the printmaking process; skeleton leaves form impressions of place on soft paper, ghost printed veils of ink in indigo and ochre, suggest the shifting atmosphere of memory, tracing a path of thought, of ink, of noticing.

    These drawings and prints are both prayer and experiment, a mapping of inner and outer geographies, a meditation on the nature of time and finding our way home to nature.

     

     

    CV & Education

     

    Karen Howse

    22 St Stephens Hill Launceston Cornwall
    PL15 8HN

    UK

    [email protected]

    FURTHER EDUCATION

    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

    ARTIST RESIDENCIES

    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

    EXHIBITIIONS

    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

    EDUCATIONAL WORK

    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

    COLLECTIONS/AWARDS

    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

    PUBLICATIONS

    2019 National Trust interview - Dunsland Artist Residency https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunsland/features/

    2010 Artist Newsletter blogger interview https://www.a-n.co.uk/resource/blogger-profile-karen-howse/

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