Karen Bloomfield

Karen Bloomfield

  • Artist’s Statement

    I believe that my role as an artist is to capture & preserve society in this very moment & to garnish this moment with my own filters, wit, emotions & beliefs.
    It is in this way I share my vision of how I perceive that simple, mundane, ugly & unexpected things may be viewed to be beautiful or, at the very least, engaging. It is my desire to encourage the growth that comes from seeing more than one viewpoint – in everything.

  • Biography

    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, 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.

    Professional Associations
    Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists Inc (FASMA)
    ASMA National Vice President (2019 - 2020); ASMA President (2020-2021)
    NSW Royal Art Society, Exhibiting Member (2019 - )
    Art Studios Cooperative (ASC) Founding Member (2013 - )
    ASC Secretary (2018 - )
    Represented in several east coast galleries, Bloomfield has created a brand for herself through two distinctive mediums: Industrial oil paintings on canvas; and Australian Wildlife in charcoal & ink on plywood.
    Her recent melding of the styles have been termed ‘Reductionist Pop’. Bloomfield’s work peppers collections throughout Australia, Amsterdam, the U.K., Hong Kong, China, Ireland & Afghanistan.
    She celebrated her first appearance in the Hong Kong market in 2019 at the Asia Contemporary Art Fair.

  • Awards

    2020 Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize
    2020 Winner Royal Art Society 140th Anniversary Exhibition, 1st place Contemporary Section
    2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards (Special Commendation 2017)
    2020 Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize
    2019 WINNER Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Presidents Medal
    2019, 2018, 2017, Finalist Gosford Art Prize
    2019, 2018, 2016 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
    2019 Finalist Bayside (NSW) Art Award
    2018 Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards
    2018 Finalist Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award
    2018 Finalist The Blake Art Prize 2016Finalist 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 Art TT, Art Toppling Tobacco

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions
    2021 Higher, Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain NSW 2020 Wild Dimensions, Gloucester Gallery, Gloucester NSW
    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
    2021 1st International Online Marine Arts Exhibition, https://internationalmarineart.com
    2020 Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) National Exhibition, RAS, Lavender Bay, NSW
    2019 Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) National Exhibition, Maritime Museum of Tasmania
    Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
    2019 Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Small Group Exhibition, RAS, Lavender Bay, NSW
    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

    Gallery Representation
    2020 - Current - Audrey Fine Art Gallery, Pyrmont, NSW
    2019 - Current Bay Gallery, Ettalong, NSW
    2016 -Current Aarwun Gallery, Nicholls, ACT
    2017 - 2019 Finite Gallery, Caves Beach, NSW
    2016 - 2018 Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham VIC
    2016 - 2018 Tusk Gallery, Camberwell VIC
    Collections NSW Police HQ, Portrait of Fr.Jim Boland, Beloved
    Australian Consulate, Kabul; Driving Clarice & Don't Make Me Come Back There!

  • Website


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Karen Bloomfield

Keeping her pretty
Framed: 54 x 54cm Oil on Canvas $1,900.00