Karen Loader
 

 

   
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I am a professional artist living and working in London.  I have been exhibiting my work on a regular basis for some years and have participated in several art fairs and group shows.  My current work explores everyday rhythmic variations in the urban environment and how these can trigger associations that connect with inner psychological states and memories.  My work uses geometry and colour to create a visual dynamic that is non-representational, but more about the perception of space in relation to place. 

I welcome visits to my studio by arrangement. 

 
 
Events / Exhibitions
 
EXCEPTIONAL - The Collyer Bristow Award - June to Oct 2018

Jonathan Armour and Robert Taylor, Sophie Cero, Julia Court, Corinne Charton, Oli Epp, Lorraine Fossi, Gwyneth Fugard, Nicky Hodge, Katie Lennard, Karen Loader, Robyn Litchfield, Lucy McGeown, Abigail Phanggungfook, Tom Platt and Amelia Kate Sampson

 
 
MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION - April 2018

 
 
HEREAFTER EXHIBITION - November 2017
 
 
MA FINE ART SHOW - September 2017
 
ALTERED STATES - April to May 2017
 
 
 
 
MAVERICK EXPO - December 2015
 
 
ISLINGTON CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN FAIR - November 2015
 
 
THE WATCH HOUSE - May to August 2015
 
 
ISLINGTON CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN FAIR - October 2014
 
 
 
MADE IN BERMONDSEY - opened by Zandra Rhodes on 12th September 2014
 
 
Open Studios & group show in the Gallery - Southwark Studios - September 2014
 
 
 
CANDID GALLERY SUMMER EXHIBITION - August 2014
 
 
FLOW - Brick Lane Gallery - July 2014

 

 
 
 
 
 
Selected Exhibitions
2018 Exceptional - The Collyer Bristow Award
  Mixed Media Show, Candid Arts Trust
  Inside Out Homes - paintings featured on Channel 4
2017 Hereafter Exhibition, Project Space Wapping, Bow Arts
  The Graduate Art Prize, ARTIQ/Herbert Smith Freehills
  MA Fine Art Show, City & Guilds of London Art School
  Altered States, Highgate Gallery at HLSI
  Interim Show, City & Guilds of London Art School
2016 Angel Christmas Fair, Candid Arts Trust
  Monopoles, Ugly Duck, London
  CGP Gallery - Anuual Open
  Summer Salon, Candid Arts Trust
2015 Maverick Expo - The Bargehouse
  Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair - Candid Arts Trust
  CGP Gallery - Annual Open
  The Watch House, Bermondsey SE1
2014 Open Lab contributor - Barbican Guildhall
  CGP Gallery - Annual Open
  Angel Christmas Fair, Candid Arts Trust
  Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair - Candid Arts Trust
  Bermondsey Street Festival - open studio event & group show
  Made in Bermondsey - group show at Bermondsey Project Space
  Summer Exhibition - Candid Arts Trust
  FLOW - exhibition of 4 artists at Brick Lane Gallery
  Open Studio Event - Bermondsey Art Trail
  Candid 500 - Group Exhibition of paintings - Candid Arts Trust
2013 Islington Exhibits - group show at Voluntary Action Islington
  Islington Exhibits - Solo Exhibition at Voluntary Action Islington
  Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair - Candid Arts Trust
  Open Studio Event - Southwark Studios
2012 Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair - Candid Arts Trust
  Brighton Art Fair
  Group Exhibition - Delfina Event Space
2011 Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair - Candid Arts Trust
2002 Mixed Media Exhibition - Candid Arts Trust
   
Awards / Prizes
2018 Shortlisted for The Collyer Bristow Award
2017 Shortlisted for The Graduate Art Prize
   
Commissions / Corporate
2018 Art in Offices
2016-18 ARTIQ - Art Consultants
2009 Private Commission - 2 large paintings
2007 Cass Business School - colour photographs
   
Collections
  City & Islington College
  Private collections in UK & Europe
   
Curation
2014 FLOW - group exhibiton at Brick Lane Gallery (Annexe)
  Candid Gallery Summer Exhibition
  Candid Outsider Art Exhibition
2012 Candid-Berlin - exhibition of recent UK graduates at University of the Arts Berlin (UdK)
2011 London-Florence Exchange - exhibition of printmakers from the UK & Il Bisonte School, Florence
2010 Sofia-London Exchange - mixed media show of UK graduates & the National Academy of Art in Sofia
   
Education  
2016-2017 MA Fine Art (distinction), City & Guilds of London Art School
1996-1999 BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st), University of East London
1995-1996 Access Course in Art & Design, City & Islington College
 
   
   
   
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