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.
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
2021 Makers Market, Haarlem Artspace at The Red Lion, Wirksworth
2019 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth
2019 Wirksworth Festival, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth
2019 In Common, aa2a Residency Exhibition, University of Derby
2018 Winter Exhibition, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth
2018 Rituals and Rites, Artcore Gallery, Derby
2016 We Are Many Conference, Solihull
2016 Like-Letters, Sheffield 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
2020 Meet the Artist: Karen Logan, Contemporary Visual Arts Network - East Midlands
2019 five2watch-sculpture, axisweb
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
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.