Artist's CV

 

 

Kara Dee Harrison

Currently residing on Vancouver Island, BC.  

 


 

As a bright eyed graduate, Kara began a year of study in the arts program at Vancouver Island University, followed by a three year private apprenticeship with a local painter. Workshops and tutorials guiding her emerging style as a painter, but illustration always called to her. Kara considered careers in animation and in the comic book industry, but as 3D technologies took centre stage, she searched for something where she could work traditionally. 

 

Kara began working in a tattoo and piercing shop in 2013, and in 2016 found her opportunity to apprentice as a tattoo artist. She spent a year and a half shadowing her mentor and working hard on her illustration skills, before picking up her first tattoo machine in early 2018.

 

Kara loves to travel and to learn, and has attending tattoo conventions across BC and Alberta, as well as travelling to Los Angeles for the first Explorer Women's  Tattoo Summit in 2019.

 

Kara works full time at Good Form Tattoos in Nanaimo, BC. She also regularly does guest spots in Victoria and other parts of BC.

 

Kara enjoys tattooing anything colourful and vibrant, but dinosaurs, flowers, and pop culture pieces are her very favourite!

 

Education

  • Explorer Women's Tattoo Summit - Los Angeles - 2019
  • Alla prima portrait painting - Week long intensive workshop - 2018  
  • Tattoo, acrylic painting, and design apprenticeship - 2016-2018
  • Hoedl Fine Art Studios - Oil painting apprenticeship - 2008-2010   
  • Malaspina University College (now Vancouver Island University) - Fine Arts program - 2004 
  • Malaspina University College - Drawing 101 (Dual Credit program through NDSS) - 2003 

 

Painting Exhibitions and Shows

  • Hub City Walls - Mural "Adventures in Otter Space" created for the city - Nanaimo, BC - 2020 
  • "In Bloom" - Group show at Gastown Attic Gallery - Vancouver, BC - 2020
  • Stretched Art Show - Group Show at Arts Council Building, Gabriola Island - 2020
  • Nanaimo Art Walk - Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo - 2019
  • "Cryptid" - Group show at Gastown Attic Gallery - Vancouver - 2019
  • Heritage Art Show - First Place - Nanaimo - 2019
  • "The Audacious Otter Review" - Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo - 2019 
  • "An Encore of Otters" - Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo -  2019
  • Squared Art Show - Group show at Arts Council Building, Gabriola Island - 2019
  • Nanaimo Art Walk - Home Studio, Nanaimo - 2018  
  • "The Salmon's Family Reunion" & "The Orca's Orchestra" - Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo - 2018
  • "The Otter's Picnic" & "The Crab's Parade" - Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo BC, 2018  
  • Stretched Art Show - Group Show at Arts Council Building, Gabriola Island - 2018
  • Biennial Juried Show - Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith - 2018
  • Art Around Town - Group show at Port Theatre, Nanaimo - 2018
  • Grand Opening Event - Golden Otter Gallery, Nanaimo - 2017 
  • Nanaimo Art Walk - Home studio, Nanaimo - 2017
  • Artist's Alley - Group show in Old City Quarter, Nanaimo - 2010 
  • End of Year Showcase - Malaspina University College, Nanaimo - 2005