Karen Daye-Hutchinson - History of Practice
Karen Daye-Hutchinson studied Fine Art at both Belfast and Manchester. Specialising in hybrid printmaking, book art and sculpture; her work reflects an interest in habitat, architecture and literature. Using line and colour as a language to explore the parameters of printmaking, with symbolism as an allegory; deconstructing situations, fairy tales, nursery rhymes or poetry that are part of childhood and adult culture.
Karen’s studio is located at Conway Mill, Belfast; dedicated artists’ studios in an old mill on the famous Falls Road.
Karen was a director and trustee at BPW, Belfast Print Workshop from 2005 - 2019. The studio is home to around 70+ local printmakers, a mixture of keen amateurs and professional artists. She can be found here making large print works and teaching courses on etching with aquatint.
In 2019 Karen was elected to join the prestigious ‘Prism Print International‘ a collection of masterly printmakers from around the globe.
To date she has been included in Prism10-Belfast, Prism 11-Tokyo and Prism12-Stockholm.
Collaboration has been an important element of Karen’s practice; enriching both knowledge and experimentation. She has worked over an intensive two year period 2013-2014 with fellow Belfast Artist Helen Lavery on several projects gaining two large credible exhibitions that have been show in Belfast; ‘Parenthesis’ and ‘Ellipsis’. Elements of the two collections have travelled to many locations internationally including the ‘International Print Symposium in Luxembourg’, in 2018 to include Artist’s Books and hybrid print editions. Other notable collaborations in print and film with Liam B de Frinse and current explorations with Jonny McEwen, Painter.
1985 - 1988
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast.
1984 - 1985
Diploma in Foundation Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
2019 Empreinte Atelier de Gravure, Luxembourg 2019 Residency Award
2018 Allianz Arts & Business Annual Sculptural Awards Commission
2018 Arts Council NI SIAP
2016 Arts Council NI SIAP
2014 Arts Council NI SIAP
2008 Brett Martin Anniversary corporate Print award - commission winner
1996 Marks and Spencer, Sandy Brown, Award for achievement.
1995 PYBT/ British Airways, (Runner-up) Touring Exhibition.
1992 HRH Prince of Wales — Gold Medal
1992 Arts Council NI SIAP Award.
1993 Mercury Communications, Achievement Award.
Solo & Collaboration
2020 ‘Mapping’ Dillon Gallery Culturlann, Belfast
2019 Dark Fairytales, Empreinte Atelier de Gravure, Luxembourg
2019 ‘A Harlots Progress’ Artisann Gallery, Belfast
2019 Stafford Gallery Belfast – Stafford Collection
2018 Salts Mill Leeds, ‘Love Poems’
2017 Stafford Gallery Belfast, ‘Love Poems‘
2015 ‘Ellipsis’ collaboration with Helen Lavery, Engine Rooms, Belfast
2013 ‘Parenthesis’ collaboration with Helen Lavery Belfast Print Workshop
2010 Book Of Knowledge BPW Karen Daye-Hutchinson & Liam deFrinse
2006 Monoprints, Belfast Print Workshop,
2003 Monoprints, Coppermoon Gallery, Belfast
2001 ‘Super Models’ Coppermoon Gallery, Belfast
1996 New Works Armagh Trian, Armagh, NI.
1995 Somewhere Else, Refectory, Comber, NI.
1993 Layers; Arts Council Gallery, Belfast.
1993 Temples and Places, Harmony Hill Art Centre, Lisburn
1992 Anderson and McAuley, Belfast. Shop front exhibition
1991 ‘In A Day Dream’, Star Gallery, Belfast
2020 TOKYO Tokyo Metropolitan Theater 東京芸術劇場 授賞式8月8日
KYOTO Art Zone Kaguraoka アートゾーン神楽岡
OSAKA GALLERY IROHANI GALLERYいろはに
Cotton Gallery Belfast, NI International Print symposium
Artisann Gallery Belfast, Invited Artists
Eva Gore-Booth, 93 Irish Woman Artists, New York
Prism 12 Stockholm 2020 Nordens Ljus Galery
2019 Eva Gore-Booth, 93 Irish Woman Artists Literature Museum Dublin
Prism 11 Inoak Namikidoru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Impressions Biennial, Galway
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo,
Dublin, New York, USA
‘St. Brigid’s Day’ 90 Irish Woman Touring, Hamilton Gallery Sligo,
‘St. Brigid’s Day’ 12 Star Gallery, London, Berlin, New York
‘St. Brigid’s Day’ Embassy of Ireland, Berlin
‘Nineteen hundred and Nineteen’ Irish Embassy New York, USA
Island Arts Centre, Anna Cheyne Awards
‘Rings’ Leeds Craft Centre, Leeds Museum
2018 Graphic Editions, Oriel Gallery, Antrim
Emprint, International Print Making Exhibition, Luxembourg (Print/ Books)
Hamilton Gallery Sligo, Annual Invited Artists
Salts Mill Leeds, ‘Bloom’ (10 Works)
Leeds Craft Centre, Leeds Museum, Scratch the Surface
RUA Ulster Museum, Belfast
2017 BPW 40 years, Crescent Arts Centre,
Craft NI, Images Need Not Apply
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast Print Workshop Archive
BPW Prints, Down Arts Centre,
2016 Leeds Museum, Etched
RUA Ulster Museum, Annual exhibition, Belfast
‘A Terrible Beauty Is Born’ Hamilton Gallery Sligo
Belfast Print Workshop
2015 RUA Ulster Museum
Hotbed press 20:20
2014 RUA Ulster Museum
Engine Room Gallery Belfast
Belfast Print Workshop
2013 20:20 Hot Bed Press, London
Belfast Print Gallery, Cotton Court
RUA, annual exhibition Ulster Museum
2012 Belfast Print Workshop, Titanic, Victoria Sq. Belfast
2011 Irish Printmakers – Highpoint Gallery Minnesota USA
2010 Rock, Empreinte, atelier de Gravure, Luxembourg Atelier Bo Paris,
Edition de 8 coffrets - print collections
Going Green, BPW, Belfast
Grand Opera House Love Passion & Revolution
BPW Selected artists, Luxembourg
Engramme, Quebec, Canada: Eros, Thanatos
BPW ’Tall Ships’ Belfast Victoria Square Gallery
BPW Gallery Belfast, Words
2008 Brett Martin commission-Six finalists, Belfast Print Gallery, Cotton Court.
Winner, Karen Daye-Hutchinson
Impressions Biennially, Exhibition of Irish print, Galway
UTV collection, Travelling Exhibition
2007 Belfast Print Gallery, Cotton Court, Belfast
Christmas Show, Engine Rooms, Belfast.
Double Elephant, Selected NI Printers Ormeau Baths
Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin
2006 Members Exhibition, Engine Rooms, Belfast.
2003 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
2002 Members Exhibition, Engine Rooms, Belfast.
2001 New Works, Coppermoon, Belfast
2000 Hilton Group, Belfast. Painting commissions-10 pieces
1999 Members Exhibition, Engine Rooms, Belfast.
Iontas, Annual exhibition, Sligo Ireland
1998 Royal Ulster Academy
Iontas, Annual exhibition, Sligo, Ireland
1997 Members Exhibition, Engine Rooms, Belfast.
Iontas, Annual exhibition Sligo.
1996 UTV collection, Travelling Exhibition.
1994 Iontas, Annual exhibition Sligo, Ireland
Young Contemporaries, One Oxford Street
1992 Young Artists, The Prince of Wales Trust, NEC
RHA Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Woman on Woman, Old Museum, Belfast.
1991 Young Artists, The Prince of Wales Trust,
Art for Youth, Dept. Architecture, Queens University.
Iontas, Annual exhibition, Sligo.
RHA Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Harbingers Gallery, Glasgow.
Cavehill Gallery, Belfast Christmas Exhibition.
1990 Art for Youth, Dept. Architecture, Queens University - winner
Laganside Gallery, Belfast.
Iontas, Annual exhibition, Sligo
1988 Middlesex Polytechnic, student exchange exhibition.
The Degree Show, University of Ulster.
1987 Garden of Earthly Delights, A.R.E. Gallery, Belfast.
1986 EEC Exhibition, Queen University.
Arts Council Northern Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin
Royal Victoria Hospital
UTV Northern Ireland
Eastern Health & Social Service HQ
NSPCC Northern Ireland HQ
NSPCC London HQ
Equality Commission, Northern Ireland
Brett Martin Ireland
Belfast City Council Offices
Conrad Hotel Dublin
HBO Los Angeles