about

Karen Logan is an artist and creative practitioner based in Derbyshire with a practice that includes drawing, painting, 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.

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

Education
2003 MA Textiles (Distinction), Goldsmiths College, University of London, received an AHRC award

1993 BA (Hons) Textiles (First Class Honours), The University Of Derby 

1990 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design (Merit), Epping Forest College, Essex

Selected Exhibitions/Events 
2019 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

2019 Wirksworth FestivalHaarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

2019 In Common, aa2a Residency Exhibition, University of Derby

2018 Winter ExhibitionHaarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

2018 Rituals and Rites, Artcore Gallery, Derby

2016 We Are Many Conference, Solihull

2016 Like-LettersSheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield

2015 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London
 
2014 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London

2012 Woolgather Art Prize 2012, Leeds

2012 Pecha Kucha Night Wakefield #5, The Hepworth Wakefield

2011 Allotment Soup, Sheffield

2011 Assembly 11, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2011 Interior Lightning, Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield Artwalk

2011 Pecha Kucha Night Wakefield #3, The Hepworth Wakefield

2010 The Market Estate Project, N7, London

2009 Close Knit, The Changing Room Gallery, London

2009 In Situ, E17 Arts Trail, London

2009 Cut It Out, The Otter Gallery, Chichester, touring to Southampton City Art Gallery and Bentliff Art Gallery, Kent

2008 There's No Place Like Home, Moogie Wonderland, Kent

2008 Doing Strange Things To Toys, The Kitchen Gallery, Cheshire

2008 Memento, E17 Arts Trail, London

2007 Eyes, Lies and Stories, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool

2006 Light Night, Hull Art Lab

2006 Wish Ribbons, Walthamstow Festival, London

2006 Hidden Worlds, Art in Allotments and Urban Green Spaces, Nottingham

2005 Knitwit, London Metropolitan University

2005 Creative Connections, The Whitechapel Gallery, London

2003 Postgrad Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2003 House Hold, The House Gallery, London

2002 The Wold's Longest Poem, Yorkshire

2002 Big Skies, Open Spaces, The Pearoom, Lincolnshire

2001 Send My Roots Rain, The Pearoom, Lincolnshire, touring to The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

2001 The Crafts Council Shop, London

2001 Drawing On Our Past, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

2000 Art and Architecture Trail, Wirksworth

2000 Print Works, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire

1999 Objects From A Lifetime, Derby Museum and Art Gallery

1999 Fibres, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire

1999 The Dress Project, Djnogly Art Gallery, Nottingham

1999 Braving The Elements, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Online Features
2020 Meet the Artist: Karen Logan, Contemporary Visual Arts Network - East Midlands

2019 five2watch-sculpture, axisweb

Creative Practitioner (selected) 
2019 #ThisIsDerby, QUAD, Derby

2019 Beam, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Milford

2019 Q Club, QUAD, Derby

2019 Harewood House, Leeds 

2010-2017 The Hepworth, Wakefield

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

Other projects include: The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, The October Gallery, The Foundling Museum, The Geffrye Museum, [space] Studios and The Drawing Room.
     
Residencies 
2019 Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

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

2012 Sites in Sight, The Art House, Wakefield

2004 Artist in Residence, Open Studios, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2003-2004 Creative Connections: Whitechapel Art Gallery Artists in Schools, London