CURRICULUM VITAE

Karina Buckingham

Born 1968 UK, emigrated to Australia 2008

karinajane@iinet.net.au  www.karinabuckingham.com 

 

Academic Qualifications

2008 – 2013  Bachelor of Arts (Art) Curtin University, Western Australia

2006   Art, Foundation Course, Bracknell and Wokingham College, UK

2001   Interior Design, Foundation Course, Richmond Upon Thames College, UK

1996 -1998 City & Guilds Certificate, Interior Decorative Techniques, Richmond Upon Thames College, UK

1986-90 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Management Sciences (Marketing), Loughborough University, UK

 

Professional Experience

2020 Art Tutor, Art Pod, Mosman Park WA

2018 – 2020 Art Tutor, Nest Australian Design Studio, Perth Hills, Western Australia (WA) and Private

2016 – 2017 Curator, Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2014 – 2015 Assistant Curator, Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

 

Exhibition Highlights

2020 Finalist Bussleton Art Prize, Showcase of Skills, Art Geo Cultural Precinct, Bussleton, WA

2019 Finalist Perth Royal Art Prize Salon, Claremont Showgrounds, Claremont, WA

2019 Invited artist, inaugural Rottnest Foundation Exhibition, Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, WA

2018 Two major exhibitions, Biophilia: Inside and Out and The Wonder of Trees and artist in residence position at Nest Australian Design Studio, Perth Hills, WA

2017 Finalist, City of Stirling Art Award, Administration Centre, Stirling, WA

2016 and 2017 Finalist, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, Perth

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020 City of Bayswater Communtity Art Award Exhibition, Bayswater, WA

2020 City of Melville Art Award Exhibition, Melville, WA

2020 Fine Art at Hale Online, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2020 Open Studio Event, City Beach, WA

2019 Artsource Members Exhibition Now, Old Customs House, Fremantle, WA

2019 Royal Art Prize Salon, Royal Show, Perth, WA

2019 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2019 Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition (invited artist), Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, WA

2019 Art Upmarket, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA

2018 Open Studio Event, City Beach, WA

2018 The Wonder of Trees, Nest Australian Design Studio, Perth Hills, WA (solo exhibition),

2018 Biophilia: inside and out, Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA (joint exhibition)

2018 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2017 The City of Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition, Council Offices, Stirling, WA

2017 City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, Civic Centre, South Perth, WA

2017 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2017 Newman School Art Expo, Newman College, Churchlands, WA

2016 City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award, Civic Centre, South Perth, WA

2016 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2015 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2015 Newman Art Expo, Newman College, Churchlands, WA

2014 Fine Art at Hale, Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA

2013 Community Art Exhibition, Churchlands Senior High School, Churchlands, WA

2012 Curtin University Degree Show, School of Art and Design, Bentley, WA

2011 Town of Cambridge Artist of the Month, The Boulevarde Centre, Floreat, WA

 

Collections

Various private collections, Australia and UK

 

Professional Memberships

Artsource (recipient of SPRING Mentoring Program 2020)

 

Biography

Karina is a Perth based, UK born emerging professional artist who is passionate about oil paint, and the trees and coast which make Perth life so unique. Art has always been integral at every stage of her life, culminating in a Fine Art Degree from Curtin University in Perth. After graduating, Karina volunteered for Fine Art at Hale, becoming Curator for 2016/17, at the same time building her practice from her Perth home studio.

Karina is devoted to memorising and documenting the places she walks in each day, as a means of immortalising its visual beauty and the sense of well-being it evokes.  A fascination with the paint’s physicality and mark making techniques marry with her investigations into maximising depth of field, to enhance the sense of calm and contentment evoked by a familiar place. Her recent landscape paintings often use a reverse perspective method, contrasting blurred peripherals with sharp focal points, to invite the viewer into the space. 

Karina’s art practice highlights include presenting the exhibitions Biophilia: Inside and Out and The Wonder of Trees, being an invited artist in the Rottnest Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, and a selected finalist in the prestigious 2019 Perth Royal Show Salon. Karina also tutors others in oil painting techniques and specialises in large scale landscape commissions for private homes.

Karina is currently developing a new body of work based on hiking the Cape to Cape track, which will be presented in a solo exhibition in Jan 2022

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