ILLUSTRATOR / PRINTMAKER /
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

b.1987


Karin is a freelance illustrator and printmaker currently based in Athens. Originally from Romania, she left her home country 12 years ago and has since lived in Finland, Scotland, and now Greece. She graduated with an MA in Illustration from The Edinburgh College of Art, and worked as a Studio Assistant at the printmaking workshop of ECA in 2019-2020.

Karin’s illustration practice is focused on subjects concerning human interaction and social issues. Her strong interest in policy matters and her experiences of having lived in different places are reflected in her daily image making, with references to the power of protest, knowledge of our history, anti-racist conversations, and climate crisis. Many of her drawings are made on location as observational pieces - often adding a humorous touch to how she sees people, though recently her renewed passion for printmaking has changed the way she approaches imagery; her creative decisions are made spontaneously whilst engaged with the printmaking process.


CLIENTS INCLUDE


Creative Edinburgh, UK
University of Edinburgh, UK
Kulturissimo publication, Luxembourg
St Andrews School of Classics, UK
Refugee Action St Andrews (NGO), UK
Sf. Ierarh Nicolae Publishing, Romania
Academic groups & independent scholars


FEATURES


Selection of work for sale featured on FY! here
Interview with Pocket Magazine here
Interview with Ballpitmag here


RESIDENCIES


Screenprinting residency September - October 2020/ Kypseli Print Studio Athens - Greece 
Mini residency March 2018/ The Gutter Press Edinburgh - Scotland
Artist-in-residence September 2016 - September 2017/ Edinburgh College of Art - Scotland



EDUCATION


MA (Illustration) 2015-2016 Edinburgh College of Art - Scotland
Exchange program 2008-2009 Oulu University of Applied Sciences/ Media School (Video Productions) - Finland
BA (Graphic Design) 2006-2009 Faculty of Arts & Design Timișoara - Romania


EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS


︎ DIS_CON_NEC_TED (currently postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic) - updates will follow
︎ 3 - 11 December 2019 - COMBINE: A Technicians' Exhibition / Sculpture Court ECA, Edinburgh (group)
︎ June - July 2019 - Between Lands / Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh (group)
︎ March 2018 - BOOKMARKS artists' bookfair / Edinburgh College of Art
︎ July 2017 - WW1 Landscapes / Tent Gallery, Edinburgh (group)
︎ 15 - 30 May 2017 - WW1 Landscapes / School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh (group)
︎ 11 May 2017 - WW1 Landscapes / Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (group)
︎ April 2017 - OTHERWISE / Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki (solo)
︎ November 2016 - Shaping The View / Edinburgh College of Art (group)
︎ August 2016 - Degree Show / Edinburgh College of Art (group)
︎ July 2016 - Inside Outside/ Tent Gallery, Edinburgh (group)
︎ March 2016 - BOOKMARKS artists' bookfair / Edinburgh College of Art
︎ March 2016 - Italian Film Festival / Filmhouse, Edinburgh (group)
︎ November 2015 - French Film Festival / Filmhouse, Edinburgh (group)


*CV can be sent upon request

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