INTRODUCTION

Karen Lois Whiteread is a visual artist whose work explores issues of community cohesion and identity. Her work is participatory and collaborative. Engaging diverse and hard to reach communities, through innovative and exciting projects that explore and investigate their sense of belonging.

 

HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS

2010                 MA Digital Media Arts, University of Brighton

1998                 H.N.C Photography and Design, City of Westminster College London

1996                 City & Guilds Photography, Kingsway College London

1984                 Diploma in Higher Education Expressive Arts, Middlesex University London

PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS

2010-11             ALL ANGELS 2011 Digital media arts, St Michael & All Angels School, London, Collage Arts

2009-10             OLD MASTERS Digital media arts, St Michael & All Angels School, London, Collage Arts

2009-10            YOUTH GROUND Digital media arts, St Michael & All Angels School, London, Collage Arts

2009-10            THE GROWINGROOM Arts led community consultation - Enfield Council Planning Department, London. Harring Woods Studio

2009-10            STILL LIVES Digital Media Arts, working with Beverly Carpenter at Kids Company, London, Southwark Council.

2008                 LONDON SOUTH LONDON Oblique Arts film in response to Alfredo Jarr POLITICS OF THE IMAGE exhibition. South London Gallery, London, South London Gallery

2008                 SE5 FORUM AND SPLASH Camberwell Community Arts consultation project, London, Camberwell Community Arts

2007-08             SE5 SCENE Digital Media Arts Project Oblique Arts, South London Media Box

2007                 SKATE JAM Community Consultation Film, Hertfordshire, East Herts. council

2007                 BRIGHT SPARKS Documentary film Gunpowder Park, Essex Harring Woods Studio.

2006                 ITS ALL GOING ON AT SELE a short film as part of the outcome from the community consultation undertaken while working as artist in residence on Sele Farm Estate. Greenheart Partnerships

 

RESIDENCIES

2007-08            SE5 SCENE Artist in Residence with Beverly Carpenter at Kids Company, London, Media Box

2006                 JAYWICK ROCKS - Artist in Residence at Jaywick Sands, Essex, Haring Woods Studios, Arts Council England, and Essex County Council

2006                 LOST FOR WORDS Artist in Residence, Digital art studio Durness, Scottish Arts Council, Scotland against Drugs

2006                 IT'S ALL GOING ON AT SELE Artist in Residence and Consultation East Herts. Council, Hertfordshire, Greenheart Partnerships, Arts council England

2005                 CAPTURE REVISITED Artist in Residence at Gunpowder at Park, Essex, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

2004                 ON THE BRINK Artist in Residence, Fortismere sixth-form college, London, Haringey EA

2003-04             CAPTURE Artist in Residence, Wysing Arts, Cambridge. East England Arts, Regional Arts Lottery Fund, Landscape and Arts Network and Arts Council England.

2000-02             PREGNANT IN LEE VALLEY Artist in Residence, Lee Valley Regional Park, YEAR OF THE ARTIST 2000, East England Arts and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2010                 INTERACT Chocolate Factory Open Studio, London

2010                 ROOM 207 MA Show, University of Brighton, Brighton

2009                 STILL LIVES, SWEET POTATOE FACE The Gallery Sketch, London

2009                 THROUGH THE KEYHOLE Chocolate Factory, London

2009                 YOUTH GROUND St Michael and All Angels School, London

2008                 SE5 SCENE Chocolate Factory, London

2008                 MAKCAYS DOWN SOUTH Chocolate factory Gallery, London

2008                 SPLASH Camberwell Swimming Pool, Camberwell Community      Arts Festival, London

2008                 LONDON SOUTH LONDON 'New Shoots' South London Gallery, London

2008                 SE5 SCENE Kids Company, Red Carpet Screening event, London

2008                 SE5 SCENE Camberwell Magistrates Court, out door film installation, London

2007                 MACKAY'S DOWN SOUTH Chocolate Factory Open Studio, London

2006                 JAYWICK ROCKS and 'Mackay Portraits' Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2006                 JAYWICK ROCKS out door film screening and Exhibition, Jaywick Martello Tower, Essex

2006                 TUNNEL VISION, THE SINC GROUP out door projection, part of WORMHOLE SALON Whitechapel Gallery, London

2006                 MACKAY PORTRAITS and film LOST FOR WORDS, VROOM Group Show. Village Hall, Durness, Scotland

2006                 LOST FOR WORDS Projection Balnakele House, Scotland

2005                 ON THE BRINK, GPP PORTRAITS, GROWING ROOM The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2005                 ON THE BRINK Chocolate Factory Gallery, London

2004                 CAPTURE The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2004                 CAPTURE Wysing Arts Gallery Cambridge

2004                 CAPTURE Gunpowder Park Royal Opening, group exhibition of work, London

2003                 RETROSPECTIVE The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2002                 PREGNANT IN LEE VALLEY The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2002                 CELEBRATING FOOD Curator Exhibition, Bruce Castle Museum, London

2001                 London at Dawn and Dusk', The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

2000                 GIRLS IN GOGGLES The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

1999                 ARTISTS PORTRAITS The Chocolate Factory open studio, London

1999                 ANGELS Yaminas Café Gallery, Organised Chaos, London

1999                 ANGELS Optima Studios Gallery, solo show, Sponsored by Becks, London

1999                 ANGELS First Prize Lauderdale House Photographic Exhibition, London

1999                 RITES OF PASSAGE Gallery, Crouch End Library, London

1998                 TWINS Chocolate Factory open studio, London
1997                 LET LOOSE Association Gallery group show, London


MENTORING, TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2011                 Visiting Tutor, Artists talk and presentation, North Herts College, Hertfordshire

2011                 MASHUP FILMS Digital media art workshops at Kids Company with Oblique Arts, London

2010-11            ALLANGELS 2011 Digital Media Arts St Michael and All Angels School, London

2009-10            OLD MASTERS Digital Media Arts St Michael and All Angels School, London

2009-10            GROWINGROOM video and animation workshops, three Schools in Enfield, London

2009-10            SWEET POTATOE FACE Digital photography and animation, Kids Company, London

2008-09             SPLASH Digital Media workshops St Michaels and All Angels School and Kids Company, London

2008                 ESCALATOR Digital and photography animation workshops, Herfordshire University, Hertfordshire

2008                 SE5 FORUM animation, digital photography and video workshops with Oblique Arts St Michael and All Angels School, London

2008                 Animation, digital photography and video workshops Kids Company, London

2008                 LONDON SOUTH LONDON Video workshops in response to Alfredo Jaar's POLITICS OF THE IMAGE exhibition with St Saviour's and St Olave's School, South London Gallery, London

2007-08            SE5 SCENE animation, digital photography and video workshops with Oblique Arts at Kids Company, London

2007-08            SE5 SCENE Animation, digital photography and video workshops with Oblique Arts at St Michael and All Angels School, London

2007                 GALLERY 37 Digital photography Master Class at The Round House, London

2006                 Digital Photography Workshops Jaywick Martello Tower, Essex

2006                 DURNESS DIGITAL STUDIO Pin Hole Photography and filmmaking workshops Durness Scotland

2006                 PHOTOBOOTH Digital and projection Workshops, Charles Wells Brewery, Bedford

2006                 Portraiture Workshops for 'A' level Students, Sele Arts and Media School, Hertfordshire

2005                 CAPTURE REVISITED Working with Ranger Scouts, Gunpowder Park, Essex

2005                 Studio and darkroom practice, A level Students, Chocolate Factory, London

2004                 Commissions East - Artist talk on residencies, Cambridge.

2004                 Teaching - Comberton Village College. Year 10 - series of photography and image manipulation workshops on the theme of 'Memory', Cambridge

2003                 Mentoring programme, Fortismere School, London

2002                 Artist Packs for Haringey Schools, Haringey Arts Council, London

2002                 Mentoring program, Gladesmore School, London

 

1997-2005         Eight years experience working as unit stills Photographer on; TV dramas, feature film, film shorts and documentaries. Directly responsible for all aspects of capturing images needed for publicity on all key scenes of the production. Some of the project briefs also included the documenting of the process of producing a TV drama or Film.

                        Responsibilities included Managing a tight budget, planning the project, hiring equipment, buying film stock and processing, and delivering the edited images to the production company.