Elected 2017



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"Notions of home and what it means to be away from home are central themes within my practice. I lived in Cologne between 2007 and 2010 where I focused on photographing certain aspects of the city.  On returning to England, these photographs became the starting point for creating a new body of work and have continued to be a source of inspiration, and a point of reference.  My work, which includes collages/paintings, original prints and book works, is an exploration of the colours, shapes and textures of the city, as well as my experience of it.  It also reflects an interest in archives and how we go about capturing and remembering our lives."

Karen MacInnes studied Fine Art at Cumbria College of Art & Design, Staffordshire University and the Glasgow School of Art (Master of Fine Art).