Karen Hopkins

About the Artist

Karen an exhibiting artist (painter and sculptor) for over 20 years has works in numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. She holds solo exhibitions annually and regularly participates group shows. She also has experience in teaching art, eco-art therapy, gallery management and curating exhibitions. Her paintings draw on themes inspired by nature, emotions, human interactions and virtues within us. Using colour, texture, form and rhythm she aims to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all.

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Threads of light  Montsalvat Eltham Victoria

2021-Symbioscenes Gasworks Arts park

2019 Studio exhibition (Gillian Hillman jewellery studio St Kilda)
2018 Venice Reflections Without Pier Art Gallery
2017 Changing Seasons Hawthorn Studio Gallery
2016(Dec-Jan 2017) Impermanence Yering Station Gallery Yarra Valley
2015 Contemplations Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
2014 Connections Gasworks Art Park Melbourne
2013 Elements Yering Station Yarra valley
2011 Bayside and beyond Without Pier Gallery Hampton Melbourne
2010 West to East Suburban Gallery Brighton Melbourne
2009 Studio Art exhibition
2009 Recent Works- Perth Concert Hall
2009 Moments Kingfisher Gallery West Perth
2007 ARTOPIA studio open
2007 Earth Monart Studio Gallery Dalkeith
2005 Something fishy @ RISEBOROUGH (Riseborough Winery WA)
2005 Vines 2(invitation exhibition for Spring in the Valley at Houghton Winery)
2005 Aquaessence (Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth W.A)
2004 Vineworks (Houghton winery Gallery Swan Valley Western Australia)
2003 Journeys (Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth Western Australia)
2001 Transformational Moods (Moore Gallery Fremantle Western Australia)

Invitation/Group Exhibitions (selected)

2022 Lovers and Fighters Artful yoga Gallery

2022 Beaumaris Art Group Annual exhibition

2022 Unity the way forward Face to face project with Leila Ashtiani

20224 Art Exhibition Victorian Society of painters Herring Island

2021 Firestation Print Studio Annual Exhibition

2021  Linden Postcard show

2021 Melbourne society of women painters (MSWPS) m Artist ember exhibition

2021-‘Unity the way forward ‘with Leila Ashtiani at Space2b Artspace 

2021A4 Art Exhibition Victorian Society of painters Herring Island

2020-Melbourne society of women painters (MSWPS) member exhibition

2020 Montsalvat Eltham ‘Destruction, Beauty, Hope’ fundraising exhibition for Victorian Bushfires
2019 Sea change Group show Nissarana Galleries Mornington
2019 Paintings for Peace Space2b Artspace St Kida
2019 Mornington Arts show
2019 Linden Postcard Show
2019 Earth Group show Space2b ArtSpace St Kilda Melbourne
2019 AAD Gallery Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
2019 Blaigowrie Yaught Squadron Easter show
2018 Paintings for Peace -Space2b ArtSpace
2018 MESAC Easel Art Exhibition Beaumaris yacht club
2018 Melbourne Society of Women painters Annual exhibition
2018 From Nature Gasworks Gratitude Mandala
2018 ‘Imagining laneways ‘Mural artists group show ArtSpace at Space2b St Kilda
2018 ‘From Here to beyond’ Hawthorn Studio Gallery
2017 Paintings for Peace Space2b ArtSpace
2017 MESAC Easel Art Exhibition Beaumaris yacht club
2017 Artist residency and group exhibition Venice-Biennale Fringe
2017 Linden Postcard show Domaine House
2017 Hawthorn Gallery Summer exhibition
2016 Toorak Village Sculpture exhibition Melbourne
2016 Toorak art walk
2016 Linden postcard show
2016 Bayside Art show
2016 A4 Art Australia Herring Island Melbourne
2016 ‘Cool art’ Cool art Homestead Somers Victoria
2015 Linden postcard show Linden Centre for Contemporary Art
2015 Celebration of Color Panoply Gallery Melbourne
2015 Bayside Art show Sandringham yacht club
2015 ‘Little treasures ‘Galleria De MARCHI’ Bologna.
2014 Toorak Sculpture exhibition Melbourne
2014 Linden Postcard show Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
2014 9×5 Exhibition Walker St gallery Dandenong Victoria
2014 ‘Belle ARTI Prize’ Chapman and Bailey Gallery Melbourne
2014 -2015 The Great Mandala sculpture exhibition Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Melbourne
2013 Toorak Sculpture exhibition Melbourne
2013 Light Space and Time online gallery
2013 Melbourne Art Show
2013 Cam Art Melbourne
2013 Bayside Art Show
2013 ‘San Valentino “International art exhibition Vico del Gargano Italy
2012 Little Treasures International Art Exhibition Bologna Italy
2012 Clifton’s Art Award Melbourne(finalist)
2012 Bayside Art show
2011 Small Painting exhibition Brunswick Street gallery Melbourne
2011 Seaview gallery Group show Queenscliff
2010 Pink Lady Art Exhibition Melbourne
2009 Studio Art exhibition
2009 Fine Art at Hale Perth
2008 Perth College Art Exhibition
2008 Kingfisher Gallery Group show Perth
2008 Fine Art at Hale Perth
2008 ‘Artitude’ Perth
2007-Jan 2008 Beyond Blue Lumiere gallery Cottesloe Perth
2007 MLC centenary exhibition Perth
2007 Fine Art at Hale Perth
2007 “Artitude ’Perth
2006 Treasure Box Monart Gallery Dalkeith Perth
2006 St Hilda’s Art Exhibition Perth
2006 Perth College Art exhibition
2006 Hale Art Exhibition Perth
2006 Gallerie B group show Balingup WA
2006 Feature artist of the month Gallery 360 Subiaco Perth
2006 ‘Artitude ‘ Perth convention centre
2005 Vincent Art Awards-WA- Winner award of recommendation Perth
2005 Town of Vincent art award (Award of recommendation Perth)
2005 Stirling Art Awards WA Perth
2005 Rich Memories-ARTPLACE gallery studio WA
2005 Mosman Moods Art Awards WA Perth
2005 Code Red Art-Christmas exhibition Perth
2005 ‘Artitude ‘ Perth Convention Centre WA
2004 Third Biennial Art Exhibition East Fremantle School
2004 Rivers &Parks a Personal Perspective (Constitutional centre of WA)
2004 Mount Lawley ‘The Journey ‘(Gallery 360 Mt Lawley) Perth
2004 Mosman Moods Art Awards (Mosman Park) Perth
2004 Hale Art Exhibition (Hale School) Perth
2004 ‘Artitude ‘(Burswood resort) Perth
2003 Newman Arts Festival (Newman College Perth)
2003 Mosman Moods Art Awards Perth
2003 Feature artist of the month (Gallery 360 Subiaco & Mt Lawley) Perth
2003 Eclectic exhibition (Gallows gallery Mosman Park Perth)
2002 Second Biennial Art Exhibition East Fremantle Primary School
2002 City of Stirling Art Awards Perth
2001 City of Melville Art Awards Perth
2000 Woolstores Art Awards (Fremantle)
1999 Mosman Moods Art Awards Perth
1998 Artists against Racism (Pica Perth)
1995 Great Gifts (Johannesburg)
1993 Frames of Mind, (Singapore)
1992 Paper, People, Planet, (Singapore)

Artist residency
2017 Venice one month and participation in Venice fringe Bienale exhibition

People Solutions Subiaco Perth (paintings entrance)
Barrack and Associates (Subiaco)
Kalbarri Visions Resort
Various Private collections in Perth Melbourne Brisbane, Singapore, South-Africa, UK, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada

Corporate commissions:

Concord Shopping Centre-Singapore
Art 2 Singapore
Saatchi Saatchi Singapore
Space partnership Singapore
NAESA Collection Singapore
Azure Capital Exchange Plaza Perth
DS Designs Sydney
Marti Portfolio Melbourne
Kiwi Crafts Singapore-Mural
Without pier Gallery,
Panoply Gallery
City of Port Phillip -Imagining Laneways Mural
Jane Howell Interiors
Deutsche Bank Singapore

Art Projects

Imagining laneways mural project St Kilda -Sponsored by City of Port Phillip
Establishment of administration marketing PR installation curation of exhibitions at ARTSPACE gallery Space2b St Kilda. Mentoring and support individual artists and newly arrived and support of events festivals and workshops.