‘My paintings explore loaded social and individual narratives, blending the historical with the mythical and traversing the complex interchange between the personal and the political. I will talk about the
‘My paintings explore loaded social and individual narratives, blending the historical with the mythical and traversing the complex interchange between the personal and the political. I will talk about the research involved to be in a position to make the work I do, and the skills I’ve accumulated along the way. A love of opera, costume and music permeate my painting based practice and I’ll discuss why. I’ll talk about my experience of being a mature aged student at university and also reveal how difficult it was for me to get there in the first place’. – Karen Black
Black is the recipient of the Glasshouse/Stonehouse Residency in France for 2019, and was an Artspace Studio Resident in 2017. She has exhibited in international exhibitions and art fairs including ARTHK, Hong Kong, Art Fair Tokyo, Art Stage Singapore and Art Taipei. Her inclusion in recent exhibitions of note include The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW (2017 & 2018); Shut up and Paint, NGV International, Melbourne (2016-17), The Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum (2017), Borders, Barriers, Walls, Monash University Museum of Art (2016), Painting, More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016), The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery (2016) and Glazed and confused-Ceramics in Contemporary Art Practice, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2015). In 2011 she was named as a Global Spotlight Artist at Art Taipei. Black’s work can be found in the collections of National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art, Griffith University Art Museum, Australian War Memorial, QUT Art Museum, Artbank and Salsali Muesum, Dubai.
Karen Black. Photo: Maja Baska
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010