ABOUT

EMAIL: studio@karendavid.co.uk
INSTAGRAM: @karensdavid

Karen David is an artist, curator and writer. She graduated with MA from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012 and in 2018 David was awarded a studentship for a practice-led PhD with a studio focus on mythmaking, fictional narrative, communes and para-anthropology*. She lives and works in London and is a Lecturer in Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art.

David practice encompasses communes, communities, materiality and fiction. Her PhD research of the 'Commune of the Viable Essence' is a fiction and a studio device for generating ideas. Through characters resident in an abandoned commune in the desert landscape of Southwestern America, a search for a mutation of Greenberg's 'viable essence' occurs: a substance that holds both material and spiritual qualities.

*all work is titled after The X-Files episodes

ABOUT