Visibly Evident
Karen Desham
Blusher, 2016
Karen Densham is a multidisciplinary artist working between ceramics, drawing, film and photography.
‘Much of Karen’s work challenges our assumptions and presumptions about the world around us. Our tendency to anthropomorphize, our inclination towards the “cute” and “pretty”, our desire for the bucolic, and the way in which we seek the “cosy” or sentimental side of life, are useful departure points for some of Karen’s works to react against, turning expectations around in a way that can surprise or unnerve, and encouraging us to re-examine our value systems and judgements.’
– Kaavous Clayton, 2015

She is a founder and co-director of the Jugg Art Foundation, Suffolk. Born in Durham, she studied at Wolverhampton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London.
Solo and group exhibitions include: Barbican Art Gallery, London; ICA, London; Serpentine Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; The Minories, Colchester; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; V&A Museum, London. She has work in international private and public collections.