Karen Kraven’s installations include found images, photography and sculpture that reference sports and camouflage through investigations of clothing, sports equipment and abstract patterns. Photographs and images are a way to think about form through an exploration of optical illusions and large scale transformations in works that sometimes combine direct photography, scanning and appropriation.
Karen Kraven is an artist currently based in MontrĂ©al. Recent solo exhibitions include the ICA at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Mercer Union and 8eleven, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Darling Foundry and Centre Clark, MontrĂ©al. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Clint Roenisch Gallery and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. Upcoming this fall is a group exhibitionÂ at La Friche, Marseilles. Her work belongs to numerous collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, RBC, TD Bank Group and Banque Nationale. Kraven has participated in residencies at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Banff Centre, Alberta. She has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the QuĂ©bec Council for the Arts and isÂ represented by Parisian Laundry in MontrĂ©al.
Home Game andÂ Away Game, and Ajay,Â C-prints 26″ x 39″ and plaster, spandex and television mount, 16″ x 6″ x 4″,Â 2014