Approved: 16.08.2006

Karen Logan

Artist, Gallery educator

Approved: 16.08.2006

Karen Logan is an artist and creative practitioner based in Derbyshire with a practice that includes drawing, stitch, knit and sculpture. Karen works with her hands using (mostly) painstaking craft processes with low value or found materials and items that belonged to family members (not always her own). Her work is sometimes sited outdoors, in cemeteries and forests, occasionally in

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Artist Statement

Karen Logan is an artist and creative practitioner based in Derbyshire with a practice that includes drawing, stitch, knit and sculpture. Karen works with her hands using (mostly) painstaking craft processes with low value or found materials and items that belonged to family members (not always her own). Her work is sometimes sited outdoors, in cemeteries and forests, occasionally in gallery spaces. Karen is fascinated by keepsakes and mementos, how we belong (or don't) and what we belong to. There is a ritualistic aspect within her practice and attention devoted to misplaced or overlooked things and an implicit invitation for others to honour their own stories.

CV & Education

Work held in private collections in the UK, US and Canada.

Education

2002-2003 MA Textiles, Distinction, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1990-1993 BA (hons) Textiles, 1st Class, The University of Derby 

Selected Exhibitions/Events

2019 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

         Wirksworth Festival, Haarlem Artspace

         In Common, aa2a Residency Exhibition, University of Derby

2018 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

         Rituals and Rites, Artcore, Derby

2016 We Are Many Conference, Solihull

         The Old Station Gallery Open 2016 

         Like-Letters, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield

2015 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London

2014 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London

2012 Woolgather Art Prize 2012, Leeds

         Pecha Kucha Night Wakefield #5, The Hepworth Wakefield

2011 Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield

         Allotment Soup, Sheffield

         Interior Lightning, Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield Artwalk

         Pecha Kucha Night Wakefield #3, The Hepworth Wakefield

2010 Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace

         The Market Estate Project, N7, London

Online Features

2020 (Jan) Meet the Artist: Karen Logan, Contemporary Visual Arts Network - East Midlands

2019 five2watch-sculpture, axisweb

Creative Practitioner (selected)

2019 #ThisIsDerby, QUAD, Derby

         Beam, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Milford

         Q Club, QUAD, Derby

         Harewood House, Leeds

2016 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

2015 Agder Folkehøgskole, Søgne, Norway

2014 Pitzhanger Manor, London

2005-2014 The Building Exploratory, London  

2007-2011 Creative Partnerships, UK             

2005-2009 Tate Britain, London

Residencies

2020 Haarlem Artspace Virtual Residency, Derbyshire

2019 Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University

2018-2019 Artists Acess to Art Colleges (aa2a), Derby University

2012 Sites in Sight, The Art House, Wakefield