Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2012-15       Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

2009-11       Diploma of Visual Arts, Swinburne University of Technology, Wantirna, Melbourne

2000-01       Short and Extension Certificates, Interior Decoration and Design, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne

WORK

2014                 Volunteer guide, Spring 1883, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne

2010                 Volunteer archivist, Heide Park and Gallery, Bulleen, Melbourne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020                 Alchemical, Gallery 4, Five Walls Projects, Footscray, Melbourne

2019                Kink and smooth in blue, Gallery 3, Five Walls, Footscray, Melbourne  

2019                Tilted air, The Residents Gallery, Montsalvat, Eltham, Melbourne.

2018                Room ... for the breathless, ARCADE, Five Walls Projects, Footscray, Melbourne

2017                Shadyspace, Seventh Gallery, Gertrude Street, Collingwood, Melbourne

2014                Wall B and entrance wall, Painting Studios, VCA, University of Melbourne

2014                Corner space, Painting Studios on three occasions, VCA, University of Melbourne

2013                Wall A then Wall B on two occasions, Painting Studios , VCA, Melbourne University

2013               11 Kruses Road, a private residence: 11 Kruses Road, Warrandyte

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020               Destruction, Beauty and Hope, Long Gallery, Montsalvat, Eltham, Melbourne.

2020               FIVE TEN TWENTY TWENTY, Five Walls, Footscray, Melbourne.

2019               Friends and family, Daine Singer, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

2018               SUPPORT Twenty Eighteen, Five Walls Projects, Footscray, Melbourne

2018               Nillumbick Prize Exhibition, The Barn, Montsalvat, Eltham, Melbourne (shortlisted)

2018               Abstraction Twenty Eighteen, Five Walls Projects, Footscray, Melbourne.

2017               Modern Life, Maroondah Access Space, Ringwood, Melbourne.

2016              Still Life, Maroondah Access Space, Ringwood, Melbourne.

2016              The Union Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2016, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne

                       (curated by Sandra Bridie)

2016              Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford, Melbourne

2015              Public, Private and Performance, Kings ARI, King Street, Melbourne (curated by the artists)

2014              Graduation Exhibition, VCA, University of Melbourne (curated by Nick Selenitch and Helen Johnson)

2014              Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne

2014              Majlis Travelling Scholarship Prize (short list), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne

                      (curated by Vikki McKinness and Scott Miles)

2014              3D Panting, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne (curated by Elizabeth Gower)

2014              Scoopnet, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne

2013              Dead Rubber, Collingwood Car Park, Collingwood (curated by Lisa Radford)

2013              The Black Square and Abstraction, The Alderman, Carlton (curated by Raafat Ishak)

2013              Impromptu, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne  

2013              Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne

2013              Co-ed: duality in practice, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne

2012              50 Shades of White, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne (curated by Irene Hanenburgh)

2012              Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne University

2012             The Painting Show, Student Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne (curated by

2011             Things we can’t say, Dip. V.A. Graduate. Exhibition, Pigment Gallery, Nicholson Building, Flinders Lane, 

                      Melbourne (curated by Larry Parkinson and Ry Haskings)

2010              EK‐SU‐BISH‐UHN, Graduate Exhibition at Bright Space Gallery, St. Kilda (curated by Lisa Radford)

PRIZES

2018              Finalist for the Nillumbick Prize, Montsalvat, Eltham, Melbourne

2014              Finalist for the Majlis Travelling Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

2012-20         Private collections, Melbourne

2018              Five Walls Collection, Footscray, Melbourne

2014              Union Art Collection, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

2014              Private collections, Western Australia and New Zealand

COMMISSIONS

2011              Private commission, Docklands, Melbourne

ESSAYS / ARTICLES

ART / EDIT MAGAZINE Summer 2020             

Karen Wells SHADYSPACE by Alex Walker, 2017

LINKS

ART EDIT                 

https://artedit.com.au/showcase-karen-wells/

FIVE WALLS

http://fivewalls.com.au/topics/karen-wells            

MONTSALVAT         

https://www.montsalvat.com.au/whats-on-1/2019/1/23/exhibition-karen-wells-tilted-air

ARCADE                   

https://www.facebook.com/arcadeprojectspace/

SEVENTH GALLERY

https://www.facebook.com/seventhgallery/posts/10155469887141100

KINGS ARI                

https://www.kingsartistrun.org.au/artists/karen-wells/