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Education

  1. 2009

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, First Class Honours, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Solo Exhibitions

  1. 2016

    • The Full Catastrophe, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, MB
  2. 2012

    • No Cause for Concern, Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
  3. 2010

    • No Cause for Concern, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

Group Exhibitions

  1. 2015

    • They picked it. They made it., Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg, MB
    • Feature Art Fair, Toronto, ON
  2. 2014

    • Candid, Platform Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  3. 2011

    • Front Line, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Beijing, CN
    • Seeing Myself, Seeing Others, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
    • Working Title, Platform off-site Exhibition, New Icelandic Heritage Museum, Gimli, MB
    • Transplanted, Contact Photography Festival, Launch Projects Gallery, Toronto, ON
  4. 2010

    • The I’mperfect 10, MAWA, (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) Winnipeg, MB
    • Birds of a Feather, Border Crossings Magazine Biannual Fundraiser, Winnipeg, MB
  5. 2009

    • The Unforeseen Meaningfulness of Ordinary Things, Cre8ery, Winnipeg, MB
    • Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 111, University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  6. 2008

    • Winter Warmers, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, MB
    • 50-500, Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    • On the Fringe, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    • Good and Dirty, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB
  7. 2007

    • 8×10 Multiple Choice, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB
    • Annual Members’ Show, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

Artist Talks + Lectures

  1. 2016

    • Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB
    • The Heretics: Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Karen Asher, Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Roewan Crowe, UWSA Women-Trans Spectrum Centre / University of Winnipeg Art History Students’ Association, Wpg MB
  2. 2013

    • University of Winnipeg, Art History Department
    • First Fridays in the Exchange, Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, Winnipeg, MB
  3. 2012

    • University of Manitoba, School of Art Photography Department
  4. 2010

    • Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB
    • 10 x 20 x 20, Hosted by the Manitoba Association of Architects, Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB

Awards

  1. 2015

    • Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Grant A
    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant A
    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant
  2. 2013

    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant A
    • Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Grant B
  3. 2012

    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant
  4. 2011

    • Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Grant B
    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant B
    • 3RD Ward Open Call, Top 25 Winner, Brooklyn, NY
  5. 2010

    • Flash Forward Award Winner, Magenta Foundation
    • Nominated for the Winnipeg Arts Council On The Rise Award by Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts
  6. 2009

    • Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant B
    • Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Grant C
    • Outstanding Recognition Award – Faculty nominated award given to one student annually
    • Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Honourable Mention
  7. 2008

    • Manitoba Arts Council, Student Bursary
    • University of Manitoba, School of Art Award

Bibliography

  1. 2016

    • Smith, Colin, “Karen Asher: The Full Catastrophe,” Critical Distance Vol 21:4, aceartinc., (Exhibition Essay)
    • Genda, Dagmara, “Troubling Self-Care in a Selfie World: The Photographs of Karen Asher,” Momus, May 17, 2016, (Review)
    • Cochrane, Steven Leyden, “Precisely Unpredictable,” Winnipeg Free Press, April 21, 2016, (Review)
    • Western, Jenny, “The Full Catastrophe,” Akimbo, May 5, 2016, (Review)
    • Bindi, Irene, “Adoration Annihilation: Viewing Karen Asher’s The Full Catastrophe,” BlackFlash, Vol 33 Issue 2, April 2016, (Feature)
    • Swan, Sarah, “Karen Asher: ‘The Full Catastrophe,” Galleries West, January 16, 2016, (Preview)
  2. 2014

    • Cochrane, Steven Leyden, “Candid at Platform Centre,” Akimbo, September 30, 2014, (Review)
    • Dunlop, Derek, “Candid,” Platform Centre, (Curatorial Essay)
    • Place, Kendra, “Still, Even, Maybe” – A Parallel Text For Candid, Platform Centre, (Exhibition Essay)
    • McFadden, J.J. Kegan, “On being a model for Karen Asher, in five takes,” BlackFlash Magazine, Issue No. 31.2, May 2014, pgs. 15–19, (Essay)
  3. 2013

    • McFadden, J.J. Kegan, “Notes on Systems, With Winnipeg In Mind,” CV2, Winter 2013, pg. 53, (Art Supplement)
  4. 2012

    • De Garie-Lamanque, Ève, “No Cause For Concern,”  Truck Contemporary Art In Calgary, (Exhibition Essay)
  5. 2011

    • Tam, Ho, Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-based Artists, pgs. 82-95, Beijing Modern Press, 2011, (Book)
    • Abramson, Stacey, “In The Studio,” Winnipeg Free Press, January 15, 2011, (Interview)
  6. 2010

    • Eyland, Cliff, “2010 Critics Picks,” Akimbo, Dec. 13, 2010, (Profile)
    • Flash Forward 2010: Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States, pgs. 18-19, Magenta Publishing, 2010, (Book)
    • Hines, Richard, “No Cause For Concern, Karen Asher at Platform: Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts,” BlackFlash Magazine, Summer 2010, Issue No. 27.3, (Review)
    • Enright, Robert, “The Ping Pong Effect” Border Crossings Magazine, Issue No. 113, (Profile)
    • Sandals, Leah, “Picture Imperfect,” National Post, Feb. 4, (Interview)
    • Moore, Sandee, “The Strangeness of Strangers,” Uptown Magazine, Jan. 28, (Review)
    • Bowler, Maria, “Awkward Overtures,” The Manitoban, Jan. 28, (Review)
    • Eyland, Cliff, “Winnipeg,” Akimbo, Jan. 27, (Preview)
    • Moser, Gabrielle, “Karen Asher: Strange Days Indeed,” Canadian Art Online, Jan. 21, (Preview)
    • Peterson, Natasha, “Awkward Introductions,” Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, (Exhibition Essay)
  7. 2009

    • Moser, Gabrielle, “Winnipeg,” Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2009, (Preview)
    • Flash Forward 2009: Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States, pg. 144, Magenta Publishing, 2009, (Book)

Affiliations

  • Juror – Manitoba Arts Council, Creation/Production Grants in the Visual Arts, Fall 2010 Deadline
  • Board member – Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts
  • Memberships – MAWA, Ace Art Inc., Urban Shaman, Martha Street and Platform Centre

Professional Development

  1. 2009 – 2010

    • Foundation Mentorship Program, MAWA (Mentoring Artsits for Women’s Arts)

Work Experience

  1. 2010 – current

    • Exhibition Photographer, Ace Art Inc., Platform Centre and Urban Shaman
  2. 2009 – current

    • Visiting Artist, Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning Through The Arts
  3. 2008 – 2009

    • Lab Assistant, School of Art Photography Department, University of Manitoba
  4. 2007 – 2009

    • Photo Editor, The Manitoban Newspaper Corporation
  5. 2005 – 2006

    • Art and English Instructor, Osaka Board of Education, Osaka, Japan