Karen Ay

Born in 1960 - United States


Karen Ay lives and works in London and has exhibited in the UK and internationally.

Her practice includes installation, mixed media and assemblage; her work often incorporates maps and text-based elements as vehicles to represent her ideas.

Karen Ay's work was recently shown at Flowers Gallery, London, at the UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, in ‘Get Carta’ at Karin Janssen Project Space, London and ‘ALTER’ at Vegas Gallery, London.

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Chinese Open 2015, Q Park, London

MARVELLOUS MIX-UPSX1, Loud&Western, London
Line and Value, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate
Multiplicity, Chart Gallery, London
Vinis Vinifera, 107 Shacklewell Lane, London
Chinese Open 2014, Q Park, London

The Multiple Store at Orit, Orit, London
Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, London
Early Summer Exhibition, Eagle Gallery, London

ALTER, Vegas Gallery, London
Get Carta, Karin Janssen Project Space, London

The Other Art Fair, London
Sexy100, Wall to Wall, London
Invasive Alien Species, Venice
Art Car Boot Fair 2011, London

Big Deal 3, The Collective, London
Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London
‘Family’, Susak Expo 2010, Susak, Croatia
Art Car Boot Fair, London
Miniscule, Oblong Gallery, London
Parade - Market of Ideas,The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art, London
Liminopia, in conjunction with TangentProjects, London
Co-curator, Travellers Box International, web based project

Something I Don’t Do, Flowers Kingsland Road, London
Big Deal - Botoxed 69, C22 Pop Up Shop, London
Meltdown, Flowers Kingsland Road, London
Art Car Boot Fete at The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor
Trash Vortex, Hackney Wicked Festival, London
Big Deal 2, Discovery Park, London
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London
V22 Presents: The Sculpture Show, The Biscuit Factory, London
Particles/Particles, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Co-curator, Travellers Box International, web based project

Top100, PRS for Music, London
Bookmarks VI: Infiltrating the Library System, international, various venues
Art of Occupation, Working Rooms, London
Co-curator, The Sandwich Box Project, web based project

Co-founder, TangentProjects, London
Rich and Strange, Newport, Wales
Flock, DeviateProjects, London
Destination Area 10, Area 10 Project Space, London
Delicate Situations, web based project, London
Co-curator, Travellers Secret Box, web based project, 2005 – 2007

Mostra IX, Museum of Contemporary Art Union Fenosa (MACUF), A Coruña, Spain, 2006
6x4 Loads!, The Lurking Hole, Nottingham, 2006
Post-it, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, 2006
Publish and Be Damned Travelling Library Archive, Canal, London, 2006
Publish and Be Damned Independent Publishing Fair, London, 2006
Paperworld, Transition Gallery, London, 2006
Traveling Magazine Table, Iaspis, Stockholm, 2006
The Invisible Reading Room, Containers Village, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 2006
Eyelevel Re-shelving Initiative:2, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2006
Interlude Magazine Launch Event, Limehouse, London, 2006
‘The Club’ Independent Publishing Event in conjunction with Kiosk, ICA London, 2006

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