About Kara Burrowes
Kara’s work intends to make sense of the complexity of the urban landscape by observation, selection, modification, distortion, deletion and reorganisation. Obsessive patterns and markings, both prescribed and spontaneous, expose and mask layers beneath to reveal and conceal the process causing contradictions. The result is a play between abstraction and the recognisable. The discernible borrows elements from markings and drawings from the urban street-scape, with some of the more ominous and humorous city snippets of interest. What others might deem mundane, her work identifies and reclassifies as precious and alluring resulting in works that are vestiges from observation, re-layered fragments of time.
Bachelor Landscape Architecture (Hons)
Bachelor Fine Arts – Painting
Graduate Diploma – Design
TVNZ1 Design Junkies Contestant 2019.
2018 Wallace Art Awards – Finalist (you just have 2017).
2017 Wallace Art Awards – Finalist
2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show Supreme Award for Design Excellence – Created two 10m x 2m triple glazed walls with design across three layers, and a design for the roof of the exhibit glasshouse. sandi macrae was the landscape designer and the exhibit ‘casa de vidro’
2009 Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Awards – Finalist
1999 Golden Key National Honour Award – Award for being in the top 15% of universities worldwide
1998 Biickerton-Widdowson Scholarship – For painting achievement at fine arts
1995 Lonsdale Edgar Award – For being the top student across all disciplines at fine arts for the year
1995 Monier Award – National achievement for landscape architecture. competition entry was major design in final year of landscape architecture degree