Location: London
Website: www.karenleroyharris.com
Bio:

Through installation work, I create sculpted textile forms to investigate the narrative of the human body and the spaces they occupy. Themes of power, status, gender and identity run throughout my work, in particular looking at female identity. The fabrics and medium I use are usually symbolic of the identity of a space, character or concept. I am interested in creating subversive imagery that plays on concepts of beauty and abjection. I also explore time, presence and life’s transient and fluid nature. I have worked on large scale site-specific commissions for Jersey Heritage and enjoy bringing contemporary art into a historical context and bringing art to new audiences. My current practice is engaged with collaborative practices, working with other artists to form new work - in particular working with dancers and performers.

Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, 1983. Studying at the University of the West of England, Bristol I gained a First Class honours in Drawing and Applied Arts and a Masters in Fine Art.

Exhibitions:

Solo
The Past Unravels, Jersey Museum, 2012-13
Transition, Sir John Cheshire Gallery, Jersey, 2009
Body of Work, Hautlieu School, Jersey, 2009
Fleshly Gestures, Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre, 2008

Selected Group
CCA Galleries International, 2014
Stour Space Collective, Stour Space, 2014
House of Vostrovka, Vyner Street, 2013
Festival 30, Jersey Arts Centre, 2013.
The Art House, Liberty Wharf, Jersey, 2012.
Self-Portrait, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey, 2011.
The Paper House Project, St. Brelade college, Jersey, 2011.
Carte Blanche, Liberty Wharf, Jersey, 2010.
Red dot present Hamptonne, Country Life Museum, Jersey Heritage, 2010
Jersey 2100, Westmount Gallery, Jersey, 2009
Drawing Room 2, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2009
Re:search, University of the West of England, Bristol (Postgraduate Degree show), 2007
The Lock Down, The Old Magistrates Courtroom, Jersey, 2006
Drawing and Applied Arts, UWE, Bristol (Graduate Degree show), 2005
First Few, Second Site and Drawing About (3 exhibitions with Bristol Based exhibition group ‘Draw’ in Bristol and in Plymouth). 2004 - 2006