Bachelor of Design in Visual Arts – Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Tutor – Ara Institute of Canterbury
Tiresome Cosmology – Christchurch, 2017
Carol King, a collagist and painter from Christchurch, she received a Bachelor of Design in Visual Arts from CPIT in 2001, and a Graduate Diploma in teaching and learning from Christchurch Teachers College of Education. Carol has been a high school teacher, and since 2005, has been a tutor at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Carol has exhibited in many solo and group shows since 2002, and co-curated a drawing show at The Art Box in 2016.
This year, she has exhibited twice- at the Next gallery in July, and at the Eastside Gallery in August.
My work is influenced by dada, It’s the absurdity I enjoy. The collages explore a world of senselessness and contradiction, often with an underlying tale of morality. I try to take away the obvious connections that are too easy to explain, so there are always unanswered questions, the titles are always irrelevant, I spend a lot of time on these, they are an integral part of the artwork.