Karen Logan is a visual artist whose practice uses familiar materials and craft processes to elicit recollection and explore notions of memorial and memory with specific links to people, land and place. Central to her work is an engaged practice in galleries/school/community settings enabling participants to create, explore, invent and enjoy art. Karen lives in Matlock, Derbyshire. Her DBS Enhanced Certificate is dated January 2019 and she has Public Liability Insurance.

2002-2003 MA Textiles, Distinction, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Photography, installation, making: notions of home & the suburban landscape beyond. Studied with the aid of an Arts & Humanities Research Board Postgraduate Award. Thesis: Home & the Heart of the Wood: An Aesthetic of Suspense.

1990-1993 BA (hons) Textiles, 1st Class, The University Of Derby. Specialised in printed textiles. Thesis: Geo-synthetics in Land Management.

Selected Exhibitions/Events 
2019 Winter ExhibitionHaarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
     Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture TrailHaarlem Artspace,            Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 
     In Common, AA2A Residency Exhibition, University of Derby.
2018 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
     Rituals and Rites, Artcore Gallery, Derby.
2016 We Are Many Conference, Solihull.
     The Old Station Gallery Open 2016, Cromford, Derbyshire.
     Like-Letters, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield.
     Leytonstone Arts Trail, London.
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.
     Assembly 11, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
     Interior Lightning, Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield Artwalk.
     Pecha Kucha Night Wakefield #3, The Hepworth Wakefield.
2010 Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield.
     The Market Estate Project, N7, London.
2009 Close Knit, The Changing Room Gallery, E17, London.
     In Situ, E17 Arts Trail, London.
     Cut It Out, The Otter Gallery, Chichester, touring to Southampton          City Art Gallery & Bentliff Art Gallery, Maidstone.
2008 There's No Place Like Home, Moogie Wonderland, Rochester, Kent.    
     Doing strange Things To Toys, The Kitchen Gallery, Cheshire.
     Momento, E17 Arts Trail, London.
2007 Eyes, Lies & Stories, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool.
     Wish Ribbons, Loughton Festival, Essex. 
2006 Light Night, Hull Arts Lab, Hull. 
     Wish Ribbons, Walthamstow Festival, London. 
     Hidden Worlds, Art in Allotments and Urban Green Spaces, Nottingham.
2005 Open Studios, N17 Studios, London. 
     Knitwit, London Metropolitan University.
2004 Creative Connections, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
2003 Postgraduate Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
     House Hold, The House Gallery, SE5, London.

Online Features
2020 Meet the Artist: Karen Logan, Contemporary Visual Arts Network - East      Midlands.
2019 five2watch-sculpture, Axisweb.

Creative Practitioner 
2019 Beam, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Milford. Commissioned to create & deliver a drop-in activity celebrating Milford's history during the Putting the Mill back into Milford event. We focused on drawing & making natural dyes using the flora surrounding Holy Trinity Church. 

2019 Q Club, QUAD, Derby. Created workshops for children & young people with additional support needs focusing on screen print & sculpture.

2019 Harewood House, Leeds. Devised self-led activities for families & school groups and a KS1/2 workshop in response to the exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters.

2010-2017 The Hepworth, Wakefield. Drop-ins, workshops & courses for families, young people & schools, working solo & in collaboration, in response to the collection & temporary exhibitions, within budget & to deadline. Hepworth Wakefield won Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017 and the Learning Team won the Clore Learning Award in 2013.

2016 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. Collaborated with the DLWP in delivering a weekend of experimental drawing activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths for the STEAM Powered Big Draw Festival. Led a series of workshops for 7-11 year olds in response to exhibitions by Fiona Banner: Buoys Boys & Peter Blake: Alphabets, Letters & Numbers.

2015 Agder Folkehøgskole, Søgne, Norway. Lectures on walking & art, plus creative workshops with impromptu exhibition in the art department at the folk school. 

2014 Pitzhanger Manor, London. Ways of Looking: A Future Youth Inspired art project. Three-day project for young people responding to the art & architecture of Pitzhanger Manor House & gallery.

2005-2014 The Building Exploratory, London. Workshops for schools & families facilitating opportunities to discover the secrets of their local area & gain a better understanding of the buildings & spaces surrounding them.  

2010-2012 Brent Museum, London. Family summer holiday drop-in workshops inspired by the museums exhibitions.
2010-2011 Museums Sheffield. Outreach projects in Sheffield primary schools.

2007-2011 Creative Partnerships, UK. Projects involved nursery, primary & secondary schools encouraging exploration of ideas through personal responses & interpretations. Sessions included movement, drawing, collage, sculpture, language, drama, INSET's, gallery visits & working alongside parents in school.

2010 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. Activities for families, creating interventions in the landscape for others to enjoy.      
2005-2009 Tate Britain, London. Engaged audiences in creative processes, assisting nursery, primary, family & further education groups in exploring the galleries collections & creating art. This included leading INSET's & working on VerbalEyes, an art & literacy project in primary schools. 

Other projects include working with The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, The October Gallery, The Foundling Museum, The Geffrye Museum, [space] Studios, The Drawing Room and schools throughout London.     

Teaching Posts/Other Employment
2016-2018 The View, Epping Forest Visitor Centre, London. Part-time role welcoming visitors, providing information, assisting with events, open days & exhibitions in the gallery.

2014-2016 Drew Primary School, London. Specialist artist working with every class & teacher to deliver bespoke creative projects.
2012 University Of Sheffield. Lecture to final year degree students on working as a Creative Practitioner in galleries.

2006-2009 Waltham Forest's Community Learning & Skills Service (CLaSS). Family Learning Arts & Crafts Tutor, fun activities for children & their parents, learning, sharing & playing together.

2007 Year 11 Project, EduAction, London Borough of Waltham Forest. Art for pupils excluded from mainstream education or with English as a second language.

2006-2007 Summer Tutor, Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Service. Creative activities for young people.
2019 Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. Annual event where for 10 days each July the NTU Fine Art studios are transformed & play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists. An opportunity to think through making without many of the usual constraints & distractions.

2018-2019 Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A), Derby University, Derby. Opportunity to undertake a period of research and realise a project using facilities, equipment & workshop space at the university.

2012 Sites in Sight, The Art House, Wakefield. Residency exploring the theme of friendship in the Warwick Estate, Knottingley. Making stuff, drinking tea, eating homemade cake & chatting & sharing together. Awarded additional funding by the NHS as the project enhanced participants mental wellbeing.

2004 Artist in Residence, Open Studios, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Week long open studio residency inspired by the Christopher Dresser exhibition.

2003-2004 Creative Connections: Whitechapel Art Gallery Artists in Schools, London. Forged closer links between artists, teachers & pupils through a series of studio visits, gallery & school workshops & the staging of an exhibition at the Whitechapel. Working in collaboration with Holloway School, Islington.