Australian Art

KAREN TENNI

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Born: 1968 Cairns, Qld, Australia
  • Contemporary
  • Digital
  • Photographer
  • Portrait
  • Print Maker
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Biography
1968 Born 20 February, Cairns Qld Australia.
1984-1993 employment various hospitality roles, Cairns Qld.
1994-2000 Marketing Co-ordinator, Natural Compatibles (Aust) Pty Ltd, Cairns Qld with 1998 company relocation to Melbourne Vic.
2001-now relocated to Adelaide to study Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation Photography) at the University of South Australia School of Art. completed Honours program.
2004 employed as Axis Gallery Casual Assistant + Functions Front of House at Parks Arts & Functions complex.
contracted to undertake ArtSA Emerging Curator Project "Feminine Idiom"
arts worker for Parenting Network Initiative for Parks Helix Project, SA.
2005 Study Grad Dip Community Cultural Development, CANSA.
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Exhibitions
2004 Feminine Idiom, selected curator/exhibitor ArtSA Emerging Curators Project 2004-2005
2004 Dream Inside, Miss Gladys Sym Choon, artEast (selected), Adelaide
2004 The Last Picture Show, UniSA Grad Show, School of Art, Underdale
2004 20x20 Portrait Exhibition, N Gallery, Underdale, UniSA
2004 boxed, Honours group exhibition, J111 gallery, UniSA, Underdale
2004 Karen Tenni Photography+ Brooke Riddell Painting, SALA festival, The Austral, Adelaide
2004 Helpman Maestros and Apprentices Fundraising Auction, (selected) Adelaide
2004 Food on the walls 3, (selected) Zest Cafť Gallery, Glenelg
2004 No Place like Home group exhibition, (selected) SEAS Gallery, Adelaide
2004 Adelaide Fringe FreshBAIT, (selected) Equinox Ngapartji Ngapartji Gallery, Adelaide
2004 Helpman Grad Show, Drill Hall, Adelaide
2004 Behind the Gift: Glass + Photography, South Coast Regional Arts Centre, Old Goolwa Police Station, Goolwa, SA (co-curator)
2003 CACSA Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
2003 Fin de siecle, UniSA Grad Show, School of Art, Underdale
2003 Quixotic, Mixed Discipline Group Exhibition, J111 Gallery, Underdale, UniSA (curator)
2003 20x20 Portrait Exhibition, N Gallery, Underdale, UniSA (co-curator)
2003 Flotsam and Jetsam, Penneshaw Easter Art Exhibition, Kangaroo Island, SA
2002 CACSA Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
2002 Nexus Members Exhibition, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2002 20x20 Portrait Exhibition, N Gallery, Underdale, UniSA
2001 The Circus Show, Group Exhibition, Beach Street Gallery, Grange, Adelaide, SA
1999 Four Seasons, Group Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld
1998 Chosen Works, Photographic Exhibition, Palm Court Gallery, Cairns Hilton, Qld

Awards
2004 Not Only Black + White/ M-one11 Student Photography Competition Ė Equal Runner-up
2003 Chancellorís Merit List and Deanís Merit List
2002 Chancellorís Merit List and Deanís Merit List
2001 Deanís Merit List
1999 Cairns Show. Monochrome Openó1st, Colour Print Peopleó2nd

Collections
Private Ė Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane, Charters Towers, Italy.

Publications
Not Only Black + White, Weekend Australia Review, Rip it Up, Db magazine, Messenger Newspaper

Professional Development
2002 Kate Breakey Photographic Hand -colouring Master Class, AIT Arts, Adelaide

Professional Memberships
Community Arts Network South Australia
Contemporary Arts Centre South Australia

Community Arts Worker Roles
The Parks Helix Project with The Parenting Network
Guest artist at Gilles Plains Primary School to facilitate photography introduction and workshop

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