• Large Sculpture Group Show
    Factory 49, Marrickville NSW
    @factory.49 

    On until 4th May 2019

  • 2018  SCA Undergraduate Degree Show Opening
    All Welcome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
    University of Sydney College of the Arts
    Rozelle Campus Balmain Road, Lilyfield, New South Wales,

  • My Artwork "There Before" has been selected to be exhibited at Sydney University's Verge Gallery
    A studio based practice & Documents, Alternatives #2

    Opening January 18 2018, 6pm-8pm
    Continuing to February 24

  • Karen Benton Conceal Exhibition.
    Dedspace Gallery SCA Sydney Uni.
    Opening Thursday 6th April 2017 4-7pm

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  • In the Studio

    The evolution and realisation of my concepts

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  • Karen Benton Exposed Exhibition 2017
    Factory 49.
    Opening Thursday 9th March 2017 6-8pm
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  • Assemblage

    Painting in the Expanded Field

  • The Space in Between Exhibition 2017
    Solo Exhibition at Artspace on the Concourse, Chatswood
     

  • Urbstraction

    Extracting from and moving through 

  • Galleries

    Thankyou David Hart, DTD, Frances Keevil, Global Gallery, Manyung, Moulton, Schubert Contemporary, SOHO, South Yarra Arthouse, Trevor Victor Harvey, Way of Design.

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  • Interiors

    Artwork available for both the private and corporate sectors. Clients include  Luke Mangan's Salt restaurant Tokyo, Sheraton on the Park Sydney and Tennis Australia.

My art practice considers blurred boundaries and transitional spaces and is intrigued by the oscillating dualities encountered there

Welcome

I am a Sydney based emerging experimental artist. 
My art practice is situated in the field of expanded painting and involves material manipulation to depict transitional spaces and blurred boundaries.
Much of my work aims to reflect dualities that arise within these transitional spaces such as momentum/confinement, perfection/imperfection, fragmented/whole, familiar/unknown and order/chaos.
I adopt an interdisciplinary approach across painting, sculpture, assemblage, performance and installation with my work being informed by conceptual and reductive art.
Although not loaded with a personal narrative, my material manipulations can be read metaphorically and allude to the limits experienced by the individual and within the socio-political environment.
I recently graduated from Sydney University College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons1) and hold a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Marine Science from University of NSW, and a Diploma in Visual Arts from International School of Colour and Design. 

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