Karen Pearson (Artist and tutor) Curriculum Vitae
Clocktower Studios, Leith Hill, Surrey
Info@karenpearsonart.com
www.karenpearsonart.com

PROFILE

Born in Surrey 1961. Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist 1982 and worked in the profession for 22 years. Since 1994 has developed her art skills in pursuit of a second career. Achieved a full distinction HNC Fine Art 2006 and a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, 2013.
She lives and works in Dorking, Surrey.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006 Solo Exhibition - The Gallery, Denbies Wine Est, Dorking
2000-2007 Surrey Artists Open Studios- Garden Studio, Dorking

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 'Degree Show' - Wimbledon College of Art, London
2013 'Synaesthesis' - Wimbledon College of Art, London
2012 'Exhibit A' – Chelsea Gallery, King's Rd, London
2012 'Park Twelve' – Cannizaro Park sculpture exhibition, Wimbledon, London
2011 'Out there & Now' – The Gallery, Denbies Wine Est, Dorking/Arts Alive Festival
2011 'Park 11' – Cannizaro Park sculpture exhibition, Wimbledon, London
2008/2010 Deutsche Post Bank Exhibition, London
2010 'Automatic' – Wimbledon Library, London
2009 'Obsessions' – Wimbledon College of Art
2008 'MHET' – Harvey Gallery, Guildford
2008 - 2011 Showcased by Ashtead Hospital, Ashtead
2007 - 2012 Showcased by WOW Gallery, Dorking – ongoing
2007 'Art at Work' Baker Tilly Accountants, Guildford Arts Festival
2006 'Guildford Art Festival' – Baker Tilly, Guildford
2005 - 2007 'Figuratives' – Surrey Figurative Artists, Studio Art House Gallery, L'Head &
The Pump Gallery, Dorking
2004 - 2011 'Vivartis' Arts Festival – King Edwards School, Godalming
2004 'Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival' KBR Exhibition, Leatherhead
2003 'Positive Mental Thought' – Gallery 238, Dorking, Surrey
2003 'Three Surrey Artists' – The Gallery, Denbies Vineyard, Dorking, Sry
2003 - 2010 'Bacchus Exhibition' – The Gallery, Denbies Vineyard, Dorking, Sry
2000 - 2007 Society of Flower Painters –Hampshire
2001 'The Charity Show' – Lincoln Joyce Gallery, Bookham, Surrey
2001 'The Summer Show' – LJ Gallery, Bookham, Surrey
2001 'Ladies First' – LJ Gallery, Bookham, Surrey
1998 'Gallery Artists Show' – Kingsmead Gallery, Bookham, Surrey
1995 - 2000 Society of All Artists Exhibitions – Scotland & London
1995 - 2008 Leatherhead Art Group - Spring and Autumn Exhibitions, Leatherhead
1998 - 2014 Dorking Group for Artists – Spring and Annual Exhibitions, Dorking


SELECTED OPEN EXHIBITIONS

1996-2005 Society of Women Artists 135th - 144th Open Exhibitions – Westminster
Central Hall & Mall Galleries, London
2002 Society of Botanical Artists 'Flowers & Gardens & Plants of
Japanese Origin' –, London
1997 'Not the RA' – Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London


FUTURE MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

Oct 2015 Solo exhibition – The Gallery, Denbies Vineyard, Dorking, Surrey

AWARDS

2005 'Visitors Vote' – Denbies Bacchus Competition, Dorking
2003 'The Silver Bacchus Award' – Denbies Bacchus Competition, Dorking
2001 Runner up 'The Artist & Young Artist of the year' – SAA
International Competition
2000 Best Amateur Award in still life/flowers/gardens category +
Highly Commended in portrait/figures/animal category
Society of All Artists, Woking Central Hall, Surrey
1998 'Batsford Books Highly Commended Award' – SAA, Scotland
1997 'St Cuthberts Paper Mill Major Award' – SAA, London


PUBLICATIONS

2007 'Arts in Dorking' – Surrey Life Magazine – Oct issue/full page
2007 Featured artist 'Karen Pearson – The Garden Studio' – SAA magazine &
'A Proper Living' SAA Professional Associate Newsletter – May issue
2007 'Art in Focus' DGA feature – Surrey Life Magazine – May issue
2006 - 2008 Contributed to 'Art Safari Sketchbook' I & II published by Urban Fox
2006 Featured Artist – Readers Gallery 'Artists & Illustrators' - Oct issue
2004 Featured Artist – 'The Guildford Magazine' – June issue


COMMISSIONS/WORKSHOPS/DEMOS/PAINTING HOLIDAYS

2011 - current Group leader and tutor for Art Safari
2002 - current Demonstrator & tutor to art groups/societies/clubs – South of England
2009 - current Classes & workshops
1998 - current. Various private commissions undertaken


OTHER ACTIVITIES

2004-07 Art4Kids – art club for 10 – 18 year olds. Sessions organised in the studio throughout the summer holidays raising funds for charity.
2003-10 Annual event. 'Paint & Picnic' charity day. Organised & hosted tutored
painting days to raise funds for children with special needs.


MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTEE WORK

Dorking Group of Artists - Exhibition Secretary 2000 - 04
- Winter Education Programme co-ordinator 2003 - 04
- Chairman from 2004 -2008

Surrey Artists Open Studios - Treasurer 2002 – 2003 Mole Valley Group.

Full member - Surrey Sculpture Society
- Dorking Group of Artists
- Society of All Artists – Professional Associate