Karla Black

Sculptor, Visual Artist

1972 –

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Who is Karla Black?

Karla Black is a Scottish sculptor whose work, Doesn't Care In Words, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011.

She was born in 1972 in Alexandria and went to the Glasgow School of Art, where she graduated from the sculpture department in 1999 and became a Master of Arts in 2004.

She uses mostly traditional art-making materials such as plaster, paint, paper and chalk in her work, along with a small amount of everyday substances such as cosmetics and toiletries. Her sculptures are either 'almost' or 'only just' objects and skirt amongst the mediums of painting, performance art and installation, often contrasting large scale with a fragility of form. Artists who have influenced her work include Helen Frankenthaler, Karen Kilimnick, Lynda Benglis, Robert Smithson and Richard Tuttle.

Karla Black is represented by Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London.

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Born
1972
Alexandria
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Glasgow School of Art

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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