Lot 36 - Karen Turner - The Struggle of Memory
Lot 36 - Karen Turner - The Struggle of Memory
Lot 36 - Karen Turner - The Struggle of Memory

Lot 36 - Karen Turner - The Struggle of Memory

Oil on Linen Paper

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Karen Turner (b.1978, London) is an award-winning figure artist whose oil paintings are a commentary on the weight of expectations. Focusing on the physical body and the scrutiny to which it is commonly subjected, her works explore what society expects of a woman, the ways in which a woman’s physical shape is often considered to define her, and the impact that this has on her life and sense of self. 

 

Education 

 

Fine Arts College, Hampstead, London 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize Exhibition, Lauderdale House, London - 2022 
The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London - 2022 
The Shape of Us, Masham Gallery, North Yorkshire - 2022 
Women in Art – Raising the Bar, online - 2022 
The Institute of East Anglian Artists Open Exhibition, Norfolk - 2021 
The Marks We Make, The Curator’s Salon, online - 2021 
 
AWARDS 
Art Fluent Evolution Grant, Winner - 2022 
The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, Shortlisted - 2022 
The New Emergence Art Prize, Shortlisted - 2022 
Women United Art Prize, Shortlisted, Special Mention - 2021 
The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, Finalist - 2021 
The Institute of East Anglian Artists, President’s Prize - 2021 
 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

Miniature tasters of my larger works, each of these four postcards is an examination of society’s traditionally narrow view of beauty, and the pressure placed on women to conform to a particular physical ideal. Close-cropped to suggest direct scrutiny, the figure in each postcard is depicted devoid of surroundings as a representation of the way in which women, their choices and their bodies are so often are judged without context. 

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