about

Karen Logan (she/her) is an artist and creative practitioner based at Haarlem Artspace, a rural contemporary studio in Derbyshire. Karen holds an AHRC funded MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths University of London. Her practice includes hand stitch, hand knit, drawing, watercolour, walking and foraging. Recent freelance work includes creating visual art resources and online content for families and schools for QUAD Derby.

Residencies include the Virtual Residency at Haarlem Artspace (2020), Summer Lodge at Nottingham Trent University (2019) and (aa2a) Artists Access to Art Colleges at Derby University (2018-19).

Karen runs and facilitates Draw Derby: a free monthly gathering for anyone who wants to draw (and draw together) in Derby city centre.

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

Book
2021 Work featured in Element by Catherine Rogers, published by Haarlem Artspace

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) 
2022 GoldsQUAD, QUAD, Derby

2021-ongoing Midlands Maker Challenge - mentor, Museum of Making, Derby 

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.