Kari Woo (Canmore, AB) has been a practitioner in the metal arts field since 1993. In 2003 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with distinction, from the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary. During her time at ACAD she received many awards for her academic and artistic achievements. She has also studied in the United States at the prestigious Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Her work has been exhibited in SanFrancisco, Seattle, Europe, South Korea and across Canada.
“Drawing my influences largely from architectural forms, human dwellings and natural habitats, I am inspired by notions of space – whether they are public or private, interior or exterior. The contrast of elements such as rough and smooth, dark and light, geometric and organic also inform and influence my creative process as I aim at creating simple forms with much depth. My designs are often reversible or multifunctional, offering he viewer and/or wearer many perspectives on their wearable sculpture.”
ACC exhibitions: Body Ornament West (2005), Coming Up Next (2007), Unity & Diversity (2009), Intangible Cultural Assets (2010), THIRTY (2010), The Anatomy Of My Heart (2015) Here and There (2015), #ABCRAFT (2016)