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

2021            TAPE 2, Gallery 4, Five Walls projects, Footscray, Melbourne

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/