Material sustainability is a fast evolving addition to my practice. Being mindful of the resources I use and re-inventing to reduce art waste in a throw-away society.

Karen Wilde, 2020

“Exploring te taiao (nature) of Aotearoa is my favourite way to spark project ideas. If you can’t find me in the studio, I’ll be on a bike, board or boat of some kind”.

Karen Wilde, 2021

Karen Wilde is a visual artist specialising in multidisciplinary contemporary sculptures. Wilde has been involved in the Auckland creative arts community for a number of years including production management for print and film, foundry work and gallery assistant.

Graduating from AUT in 2021 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and high achievement awards, Karen Wilde continues to explore both the ontology of holes and material sustainability within her art practice – introducing raku firing, site-specific mediums and Toi Pūeru (Wearable Art) to her sculptural artworks for projects commencing 2022.

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Wilde is currently studying te ao Māori and uses both English and Te Reo Māori titles to help with her language education. Please feel welcome to get in touch if you suspect any titles have been incorrectly translated.