Karen Maree Preston   

Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy (Critical Social Sciences), University of Western Sydney, Australia 

Master of Education, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia 

Graduate Diploma in Education, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill, Australia 

Diploma of Art and Design, Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University), Australia       

Solo Exhibitions

2024 Shorelines, Clay & Co Studios, Cowes, Victoria, Australia

2021 Plasticity 2, Warragul Regional Arts Centre, Warragul, Australia

2019 Plasticity, Switchback Gallery, Churchill, Australia

Group Exhibitions (select)

2023 PICES Pop Up Exhibition, Ramada Resort, Cowes

2022 Contemporary Gippsland Artists, Kelly and Gemelli Art & Design Gallery, San Remo

(3 person show)

2008 Beginnings, The Vault Gallery, Trafalgar, Australia (3 person show) 

1992 No-vacancy Street Art Project, Mornington Peninsula, Australia (Installation)

The Leap, Roar 2 Studios, Fitzroy, Australia  (4 person show) 

Mornington Peninsula Contemporary Artist Exhibition,

Mornington Peninsula Art Centre

Collections 
HR White Collection Trinity College, Melbourne University, Australia

Artbank Victoria

Private collections

Commissions                         
Sunrider Industries, Melbourne, Australia

Burnt Toast Café, Peninsula Youth & Family Services, Mornington

Private commissions   

Prizes  and Awards       

2023 Best painting Arts Society Phillip Island Region (ASPIR) Easter Show

Best Body of Work, Clay & Co Studio Award, ASPIR Easter Show

2022 Kelly and Gemelli and Regional Arts Australia Cultural Tourism Award
                         


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