Sydney NSW, Australia
Karen Burgess is an observer, specializing in Organic Landscapes, Organic Portraits and catching the essence of everyday life.
Karen was born in Melbourne in 1959. After graduating from Sydney College of the Arts with a degree in Visual Communications she specialized in corporate design, later honing her eye for detail as a picture editor and researcher for large multinational publishing houses.
Recognizing that some activities are not so instant, Karen’s recent work explores themes of how nature transforms our man made mark, by subtly changing the surfaces over time of our efforts to build mighty shrines to the car and our material world. Karen images the often unnoticed sandstone basement walls of car parks and metal dumpsters where she isolates the natural patterns achieved through years of weathering, focusing too, our eyes on these natural murals.
Karen was as an associated artist in the 2015 Head On Photo Festival, where her exhibition of Organic Landscapes was held at the prestigious Australian Museum. In May 2015, Karen was a selected artist in ArtVenice Biennale 3.
Karen received an Honorable Mention in the Fine Art Photography Awards – Abstract .
Highly Commended Award in the 2015 Seaforth Arts Festival 2015.
Karen’s work is represented in London by Trowbridge Gallery and private collections in Europe, Sydney and Los Angeles.