Karen Seaman – Artist – Paintings

Artist Profile

Mans inter-relationship with the natural world has been a constant in my art for many years. Recently I have been developing painting techniques on timber that try capture the intensity and atmospheric light at the end or beginning of the day. Many of these works are reminiscent of the coastline between the Capes. I also try to represent wider issues of the human impact on indigenous flora and fauna through the use of visual metaphors and layering of materials related to these topics. Karen Seaman

Education

2007 – TAA04 Certificate IV Training and Assessment – Fremantle Education Centre
1988 – Bachelor of Arts Visual – Major Ceramics – Minor Glass – Canberra School of Art
1985 – Diploma of Teaching – Major Art – Minor Media – Western Australian College of Advanced Education

Exhibitions

2014 – MRROS Inaugural Open Studio Exhibition.

2013 – Bunbury Biennale – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

2013 – South West Survey – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

2012 – Those Who Can Do – Group show ArtGeo Busselton

2012 – Journeys of the Intrepid Woman – Group show ArtGeo Busselton

2011 – Sculpture By the Bay – Dunsborough

2011 – Christmas Show Emerge Art Space.

2010 – Those Who Can Do – Group show ArtGeo Busselton

2010 – Sculpture By the Bay – Dunsborough

2009 – Guest Artist  – Palandri Winery Cowaramup

2009 – 30 x 30 Show – Palandri Winery Cowaramup

2007 – Southbound – Artbound Sculptural installation

2007 – DADAA Ducks – Auction Freight Gallery Fremantle

2004 – The Persistence of Trees 2 man show – Freight Gallery Fremantle

2004 – Mandorla Art Awards Moores Building Fremantle

1996 – Easter Group Show Excentrixs Gallery Cowaramup

1989 – Spring Exhibition Excentrix Gallery Cowaramup

1993 – About Face 2 man show – Quinda Gallery Cowaramup

1993 – Darkness and Light Group Show – Northbridge Perth

1993 – Secret Places Group Show – New Collectables Gallery        East Fremantle

1992 – Wild Art Artatac Group Show Banamah Wild life Park Dunsborough

1992 – Oceanic Find 2 man show – Quinda Gallery Cowaramup

1991 – Integrations Group show Margaret River Art Gallery

1991 – Spare Moments Group show Old Courthouse Arts Complex

1989 – Works On Anything 3 man show Old Courthouse Arts Complex

Public and Community Arts Commissions

2009 – Busselton Peace Memorial Mosaic – Busselton Rotary Community Project

1998 – Percent for Art Sculpture Commission – Dunsborough Police Station

1998 – Entry Statement for Busselton Aquatic Centre Busselton

1994-1995 – Yoganup Creative Playground Community Arts Project – Busselton

1991-1992 – Busselton Beachfront Mosaic Community Arts Project – Busselton Foreshore Redevelopment.

Residencies

2010 – Artist in Residence Busselton Community Garden.

2006 – Derby Marsh Art Experiment Site-specific sculpture residency through DADAA Inc’s Regional Arts Program Awards

2013 – Highly Commended Vasse Art Award.

2009 – Highly Commended National Lifestyle Villages Annual Art Award

2002 – Clancey’s Table Top Art Award

1993 – Award for Excellence – South West Survey – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

1988 – Emerging Student Encouragement Award – Canberra Institute of the Art

Work History

2010-14 – Art Specialist – Vasse and Dunsborough Primary School

2011-12 – Designed and deliver Art Café Project – Adult Community Education Program for people with disabilities

2010 – Paving The Way – CANWA Community Arts Project – Busselton Community Garden

2010 – Program Coordinator – Leeuwin Links Project – Advocacy South West

2009 – Professional Studio Development

2006- 08 – Coordinator – Lost Generation Project   (DADAA Inc)

2005-06 – Program Assistant – Ageing and Disability and development of the Opening the GATE model. – DADAA Inc

2004-05 – Studio Mentor Freight Gallery and Studio DADAA Inc

1999-2003 – Primary School Teacher Class/Art Specialist – Augusta Primary School

1994-1997 – Co Director and Curator – Excentrix Gallery and Teahouse – Cowaramup WA 6284

1991– 1993 – Lecturer in Art Busselton TAFE College Busselton

1990 – Arts Specialist Vasse Primary School Vasse

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