Jillian Karl

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n 2001 she completed her MFA (Hons) at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. Karl has an extensive history of solo, group and invited exhibitions, along with awards and collections in New Zealand and internationally. She has been exploring an ongoing conversation between architecture and art, within a perceptual site-specific experiential environment.

Karl's studio practice embraces the act of painting, making her own paint with a reduced palette of black, which she is well known for. Awards received include the National Provident Fund Art Award, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington in 1988, Excellence Award, Artitudes Art 54 Gallery, New York in 1989, and the Iris Fisher Award, Fisher Gallery, Auckland in 1990.

In 1991 Karl was a guest artist at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand. Several memorable invited exhibitions have been a solo exhibition in 1994 "Kororareka", Gallery Seghaier, Vienna, Austria, 1995 participating with Association of Women Artists in the UN World Conference on Women, Travelling Exhibition, Beijing, China, 1997 Solo exhibition "Assemblage Point in Time", Comu D Encamp, Andorra, Europe. In 2002 Karl completed a cameo project, (a very large site specific work), "-to perceive" at te tuhi – the mark, Pakuranga, Auckland.

She has been participating in the Sculpt Oneroa events on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, since its inception. In 2016 was invited to participate in the Australian/New Zealand Luciano Benetton Project Imago Mundi, in Treviso, Italy.

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