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

Exhibitions/Events (selected) 
2021 Makers Market, Haarlem Artspace at The Red Lion, Wirksworth

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

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

2019 five2watch-sculpture, axisweb

Residencies 
2020 Virtual Residency, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

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

Creative Practitioner (selected) 
2021 KidsQUAD, QUAD, Derby. 

2021 QUAD Participate, Derby. 

2020 #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

Also worked as artist and creative practitioner in London at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, The October Gallery, The Foundling Museum, The Geffrye Museum, [space] Studios and The Drawing Room.