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Karen Howse 

22 St Stephens Hill 
Launceston                                               
Cornwall 
PL15 8HN 
UK 
01566 777328 
07759252808 
karenhowse@yahoo.com 
https://www.axisweb.org/p/karenhowse/  
https://www.instagram.com/khartistexplorer/ 

www.karenhowse.com 


FURTHER EDUCATION 

2010

MA in Fine Art, Contemporary Practice, Falmouth University. 

1989

BA Hons in Textile Design, Winchester School of Art 

2016/17

Foundation Course in Art Therapy, Insider Arts, Exeter, Devon. 


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019

National Trust Artist Residency at Dunsland North Devon. Poetic mapping of place, throughout one year. 

2017

Cyprus Well Residency for the Causley Trust. Artist Residency at the home of Poet Charles Causley in Launceston during his centenary celebrations. 

2000

David S. Smith Packaging Company - 3 month residency in a paper factory, Year of the Artist funded Project. 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Evolving the Forest, Dartington Space as part of Art.earth conference June 19th - Sept 2nd 2019 (2 installations of drawings)

2018

Nature, Our Nature, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (group show)

2016

Closely Observed Nature, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun, (group show)

2007
2019

Open Studios Cornwall

2000

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. “Maps for the Millennium”. North Cornwall Museum and Gallery, 2 person show, with Printmaker Mary Gillett.

1997

The Museum of Textile History, Boras, Sweden. ‘Wild Beasts!’ Exhibition from Fibre II workshop at the Nordic Ark, Sweden

1993
1995

The Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London (solo show)

PUBLICATIONS

2019

National Trust interview - Dunsland Artist Residency

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunsland/features/

2010

 Artist Newsletter blogger interview 

https://www.a-n.co.uk/resource/blogger-profile-karen-howse/

2002

World of Embroidery magazine review ‘River lines and Waterworks’ Exhibition, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington (vol. 53)

1996

The Art - BBC2 schools programme. The Art of People and   Places. (featured artist)

1995

The World of Embroidery Magazine Article, ‘Inspiration and Intuition - Karen Howse’ (Autumn 1995 vol.46 no.3.)

1994

Artists Newsletter Magazine. Front Cover Image, May issue.

COLLECTIONS/AWARDS

2020

Awarded Bright Sparks funding (FEAST and Cornwall Museums Partnership) for the People's Herbarium Project.

2018

2 Monoprints purchased by the Charles Causley Trust for Cyprus Well.

2017

Charles Causley Trust, Art work installed at Cyprus Well, Cornwall.

2007-19


Art for Life, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust 


2006

South West Tourist Board offices, Exeter, purchase of ‘Corrie’.

2000

D.S. Smith Ltd. Launceston. ‘Artist Factory Map’ for Company Foyer.

1997

South West Arts Grant to attend Northern Fibre II workshop/exhibition, Sweden.

EDUCATIONAL WORK

2020

Series of walks, printmaking and drawing workshops throughout the year for The People's Herbarium in partnership with Lawrence House Museum, Launceston.

2018/19

Art Teacher, part time, St Josephs School, Cornwall. 

2011

Drawing Exploring workshop for the Big Draw at Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural  World, Haldon Forest.

2012

Appledore Visual Arts Sound Mark Tour: Artist led participatory event.

2014/19

Drawing from the Land - Walkshops in mindful drawing. 

2017

Drawing in Causley’s Footsteps, poetic drawing walk.

Moments to See - Mindful drawing workshop and exhibit with D. Moss. Part of Thinking Tantra exhibition, Peninsula Arts Plymouth University 

2014

365 Days in Moments, a year trying to notice: 

Collaboration with Duncan Moss, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and mindfulness tutor, Plymouth University. 

https://flic.kr/g/nspSr