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karen elaine spencer

Portrait of karen elaine spencer
Portrait of karen elaine spencer. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist and curator committed to performance, action art, paintings, drawings, prints, texts and spoken word, karen elaine spencer’s works investigate how we occupy the world and question power relations and social inequalities. Her textual and typographic experiments fuel her interest in intelligibility, translation and the complexity inherent in all forms of representation.

Originally from British Columbia, Karen Elaine Spencer lives and works in Montreal. She holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Among her recent projects are a public artwork at Saint-Jean-de-Matha School (2020), a textile mural inspired by Margaret Atwood’s writings for the Consulate General of Canada in New York (2019), and the Quebec Room carpet design for Canada House in London (2015, in collaboration with Nadia Myre). Her work has been exhibited at Verticale – centre d’artistes (Laval, 2023), Admare (Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2020), DARE-DARE (Montreal, 2018-2019), Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, 2018), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, 2015), and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) (Brooklyn, 2014). Spencer’s works are part of several private and public collections. She is the recipient of the Louis Comtois Prize from the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries (AGAC) and the City of Montreal (2022).

[Source : VOX, 2024]

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