|Artist Name:||Karen Bloomfield|
|Art Groups:||Australian Society of Marine Artists|
Royal Art Society of NSW
|State:||New South Wales|
|Region:||Central Coast NSW|
With 2 artworks in the collection of the Australian Embassy in Kabul, Bloomfield is one of a select group of Australian artists chosen to represent Australian Art in International Embassies.
Bloomfield, National Vice President of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and Exhibiting Artist with the Royal Art Society of NSW, is regularly exhibited in some of Australia’s most prestigious art awards.
Represented in several exclusive East Coast galleries, Bloomfield has created a brand for herself through
two distinctive mediums: Industrial oil paintings; and Australian Wildlife in charcoal & ink.
Bloomfield’s recent works have melded the styles to create the very exciting ‘Industrial Reductionist Pop’ genre.
Bloomfield’s highly coveted work graces collections throughout Australia as well as Amsterdam, U.K., Ireland & Afghanistan.
She celebrates her first appearance in the Hong Kong market in 2019 at the Asia Contemporary Art Fair.
Diploma Fine Art, Newcastle Art School, Ourimbah Campus
Art Group Memberships
Australian Society of Marine Artists Inc (ASMA), Exhibiting Member (2016 -)
ASMA National Vice President (2019 - )
NSW Royal Art Society, Exhibiting Member (2019 - )
Art Studios Cooperative (ASC) Founding Member (2013 - )
ASC Secretary (2018 - )
2019 Well, I wasn't expecting that!, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, NSW
2018 Wild at Heart, Mercure Kooindah, Wyong, NSW
2016 Juggernaut, Tortuga Studios, St. Peters, NSW
2015 Juggernaut, Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford, NSW
2015 Fauna, Fair & Free, Willoughby Council Chambers, Chatswood, NSW
2014 Incandescent, Art Studios Gallery, Nth Gosford & TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2013 Moments of Grace, Factory 5, Warriewood, NSW
2012 Virtues of Value, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
Selected / Invitation Only Exhibitions
2017, 2016 Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA)Exhibition, Royal Art Society, Lavender Bay, NSW
2017 Hunters Hill Pop-up Program, Hunters Hill, NSW
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Art by the Sea, Killcare SLSC, Killcare Beach, NSW
Collaborations / Group Shows (Selected)
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Australian Spirit, Art Studios Cooperative & various locations, NSW & ACT
2017 Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham, VIC. Group Show selected represented Artists.
2017 Every Individual Matters, Cre8tiv Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney
2016 Terraforma, Palm House Gallery, NSW Royal Botanic Gardens
2015 The Other Art Fair, Central Park, Sydney, NSW
2015 Animalia, Nanshe Studio Gallery, Hamilton, NSW
2015 Cohabitation, Palm House Gallery, NSW Royal Botanic Gardens
2012, 2011 Mental Health Art Works, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
Aarwun Gallery, Nicholls, ACT
Bay Gallery, Ettalong, NSW
Art Work in Private Collections:
NSW Police HQ, Protrait of Fr. Jim Boland, Beloved
Australian Consulate, Kabul; Driving Clarice & Don't Make Me Come Back There!
Awards & Achievements Include:
Awards & Commendations (Select)
2019, 2018, 2016 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
2019 Finalist Bayside (NSW) Art Award
2018 Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards
2018, 2017, 2016 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards (Special Commendation 2017)
2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 Finalist Gosford Art Prize
2018 Finalist Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award
2018 Finalist The Blake Art Prize
2016 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award
2016 Finalist Paddington Art Prize
2014 Finalist St George Art Awards
2014 Finalist SHE
2013 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize
2011 2nd Place ArtTT, Art Toppling Tobacco
I regularly conduct charcoal & ink workshops on the Central Coast & around NSW. Contact me directly, or check my website for upcoming events.
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