AGE AT AWARD: 26
ARTFORMS: Visual Arts
Kari Robertson has repeatedly shown her excellence as an artist working in sculpture and video. Born and brought up in Edinburgh, Kari moved to Glasgow in 2007 to undertake a BA in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. She graduated with first class honours in 2011, and since then has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions that demonstrate the depth of her practice.
Kari was one of the original founders of The Pipe Factory gallery and studios. She served two years on the committee at Transmission Gallery before being awarded an NU Graduate Residency and solo show at Flat Time House, London. She went on to undertake a residency at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath and was shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award.
How the Award Helped
In 2014, Kari was offered a place to study a masters course in Fine Art at the prestigious Piet Zwart Institut in Rotterdam. Her Dewar Award enabled her to accept this opportunity.