Karen Andrea Mathison | Photographer | Blackburn | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: Blackburn
Industry: Digital Media
Professional Title: Photographer
Specialties: analogue photography, Photography

- About -

KAREN ANDREA MATHISON Ormskirk, 1967. Mathison worked for 23 years as a Project Manager for a Military Defence company until taking voluntary redundancy to pursue a career as an artist. She graduated from Blackburn College in 2017 with a First-Class BA Hons degree in Photographic Media. In 2018 she was diagnosed with womb cancer but still managed to complete her PGCE the same year and is currently studying her MA at the University of Central Lancashire. She also works as an hourly paid lecturer at Blackburn College. Mathison has been a freelance photographer since 2009. Her personal practice is centred around documentary photography, including the representation and the familiar of everyday individuals, communities and places, reflecting on society from varying points including change and loss. She is interested in the vestige of human life and space, recording images around the Anthropocene, social housing, gentrification, the human condition and sociocultural identity. Although an accomplished freelance photographer, she is only just emerging as an artist. She likes to experiment, building and adapting her equipment to enable her to mix and produce hybrid analogue and digital works. She also likes to collaborate with individuals & communities in terms of representation and place, questioning how co-authorship and produced photography, creates greater narratives and representations of our shared society and place. Upcoming Exhibitions. D-Contemporary Gallery, 23 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London. - 28th May 2019 – 25th July 2019, including Mayfair Art Weekend 2019. Liverpool Art Fair – 14th June to 1st September 2019 The Festival of Making – 15th June to 14th September 2019 New Mills Festival 13th – 29th September 2019. Previous Exhibitions Hanover Project Gallery, Preston, April 2019 Prism Contemporary, Blackburn, April 2019 Five Ways of Seeing Exhibition, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster 2017 Three Degrees Showcase, The Making Rooms, Blackburn 2017. Blackburn College BA Show, Victoria Buildings, 2017 Blackburn College BA Show, Blackburn Cathedral, 2016