about

Karen Logan is an artist and creative practitioner based in Derbyshire, her practice combines a range of media and techniques encompassing drawing, stitch, knit and sculpture. Karen gained an MA in Textiles with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, for which she received an AHRC award.

Education
2003 MA Textiles (Distinction), Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Photography, installation, making: notions of home and the suburban landscape beyond. Thesis: Home and the Heart of the Wood: An Aesthetic of Suspense.

1993 BA (Hons) Textiles (First Class Honours), The University Of Derby. Specialised in printed textiles. Thesis: Geo-synthetics in Land Management.

1990 BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design (Merit), Epping Forest College, Essex.

Selected Exhibitions/Events 
2019 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
     Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture Trail, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
     In Common, aa2a Residency Exhibition, University of Derby.
2018 Winter ExhibitionHaarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 
     Rituals and Rites, Artcore Gallery, Derby.
2016 We Are Many Conference, Solihull.
     Like-LettersSheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield.
2015 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London. 
2014 Leytonstone Arts Trail, London.
2012 Woolgather Art Prize 2012, Leeds.
2011 Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield.
     Allotment Soup, Sheffield.
     Assembly 11, Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
     Interior Lightning, Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield Artwalk.
2010 Open Studios, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield.
     The Market Estate Project, N7, London.

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

2019 five2watch-sculpture, Axisweb.

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

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

2019 Harewood House, Leeds. Devised self-led activities for families and 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 and courses for families, young people and schools, working solo and in collaboration, in response to the collection and temporary exhibitions, within budget and to deadline.

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 and Maths for the STEAM Powered Big Draw Festival. 

2015 Agder Folkehøgskole, Søgne, Norway. Lectures on walking and art, plus creative workshops and 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 and architecture of Pitzhanger Manor House and gallery.

2005-2014 The Building Exploratory, London. Workshops for schools and families facilitating opportunities to discover local areas and gain a better understanding of buildings and spaces.  

2007-2011 Creative Partnerships, UK. Projects involved nursery, primary and secondary schools encouraging exploration of ideas through personal responses and interpretations. Sessions included movement, drawing, collage, sculpture, language, drama, INSET's, gallery visits and working alongside parents in school.      
          
2005-2009 Tate Britain, London. Engaged audiences in creative processes, assisting nursery, primary, family and further education groups in exploring the galleries collections and creating art. This included leading INSET's and working on VerbalEyes, an art and literacy project in primary schools. 

Other projects include: 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.
     
Residencies 
2019 Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. Annual event where for 10 days each July the NTU Fine Art studios are transformed and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists. An opportunity to think through making without many of the usual constraints and 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 and 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 and chatting and 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 and pupils through a series of studio visits, gallery and school workshops and the staging of an exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Working in collaboration with Holloway School, Islington.