Artform: Mixed Media
Karen work centers on mapping the behavioral characteristics of the movement of fluid, through photography, film, film projection, paint and installations. Her research led her to find the intrinsic textures of liquid crystal
The Liquid Crystal Institute in Ohio USA invited her to work on a residency there, following her graduation BA Fine Art ( Hons) at Byam Shaw School of Art at Central St Martins London. She works as an artist in the laboratory filming and photographing the liquid through the microscope.
These images show phenomena at its most colourful because liquid crystal has a most curious molecular structure thus allowing in more light than just about any other liquid or substance, allowing us to see the whole of the colour spectrum. A relatively recent discovery and interestingly it is a derivative of cholesterol. These images are pure and not computer generated. She uses polarized light to show the orientation of molecules within liquid.
BA Fine Art (Hons) at Byam Shaw School of Art at Central St Martins, London
Novartis/Daily Telegraph – Visions of Science – Photographic Awards – awarded Karen Highly Commended in their 2005 awards.
Media and TV coverage:
Daily Telegraph Visions of Science Awards 2005 This Morning TV Show September 2005
Karen completed 2 large installations for the new UK offices of Roche Pharmaceutical. A Six meter long – series of liquid crystal images, bonded onto reverse acrylic perspex for their new boardroom and a 10 seater meeting room.
2005 – Roche Pharmaceutical
2000 – University of Hertfordshire Art & Design Faculty
2001 – Loading Bay Gallery, Brick Lane, London
2002 – Byam Shaw Summer Show
2004 – University of the Arts London
2005 – The Royal Society London
2005 – Affordable Art Fair London
2005 – Medical Edge Euroart, London
2006 – Studio Fabrica, St Albans
2006 – Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
2007 – The Forge Spring Show
2007- Botany Bay, London
2007 – Light Gallery, London