Karin Bos is born on may 9th 1966 in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. In 1989 she graduated at the Amsterdam School of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her main media are painting, drawing and printing. The image evoked by the work of Karin Bos is one of a nice world at first sight. Bright colors and references of childhood contribute to this. However, the images are ambiguous. On closer inspection a slightly ominous undertone reveals itself. People are the main subject of the work of Karin Bos. She’s especially interested in their peculiarities and their mutual relative power and relations. Her work deals with sociological issues such as power and sexuality which she presents in a humorous way. This results in works of art which are both provocative and poetical. The focus on little girls in combination with a threat of violence and sexuality jars with the common idea of ‘innocent childhood’ and adds suspense to the works.Several series recently accomplished by Karin Bos are Feel Good, Showgirls, Game girls, Fairy queens and A Trip to the Countryside. In 2009 the catalogue A Trip to the Countryside was published, for order info e-mail email@example.com. www.karinbos.info www.arttrack.nl/KarinBos
Artist Bio / CV
85-89 Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts NL Shows 00-07 Vegas Gallery Sugar & Spice London UK, Art Amsterdam Gallery Witteveen Amsterdam NL, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain 6th International Print Biennale Liege BE, ART(212) Dean Project New York USA, IPCNY New Prints 2000/2006 New York USA, Maier museum New Prints 2006/Summer COLOR Lynchburg USA, IPCNY New Prints 2006/Summer COLOR New York USA, Gallery Smarius Sonnega NL s, AAF Contemporary Art Fair Dean Project New York USA, Stadtmuseum Borken DE, Kunst-RAI 05 Gallery Witteveen Amsterdam NL, CBK Alphen a/d Rijn Oh boy – it’s a girl Alphen a/d Rijn NL s, Gallery Witteveen Gamegirls & Fairyqueens Amsterdam NL s, Städtische Galerie Linolschnitt Heute VI Bietigheim-Bissingen DE, IPCNY New Prints 2004/Spring New York USA, De Twee Wezen Blindspots & Pigtails Enkhuizen NL s, Gallery Cherrydelosreyes Female Persuasion Los Angeles USA, New York Print Fair SOLO Impression Inc New York USA, AAF Contemporary Art Fair SOLO Impression Inc New York USA, IPCNY New Prints 2003/Winter New York USA, Gallery Witteveen Showgirls Amsterdam NL s, LUMC Leiden NL s, Gallery Witteveen Amsterdam NL s, IPCNY New Prints 2001/ Autumn New York USA, Erasmus Huis Jakarta ID s, Cemeti Art House Yogyakarta ID s, Gallery Lutz Delft NL s, Singer Museum Grafiek Nu Laren NL, World Trade Center Triangle Artists Workshop New York USA, Kunst-RAI 00 Gallery Witteveen Amsterdam NL, Art Rotterdam Gallery Witteveen Rotterdam NL. Collections Dutch Parliament & Ministry of State & Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hague NL, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL a.o.