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Karri McPherson

Born in Hong Kong, SAR 

Lives & works in Adelaide, Australia

Karri McPherson is an Australian contemporary artist who explores the intersection of philosophy, nature, and mathematics. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of nuance, her paintings often portray abstract philosophical ideas intertwined with the mathematical principles that underscore our universe. Guided by precision and inspired by the elegance of mathematical equations, Karri transcends conventional boundaries, using geometric forms as her primary artistic language. Her work aims to convey the inherent beauty between the balance of order and chaos in the natural world, encouraging contemplation on the interconnectedness of existence and humanity's place within the universe.



2015 - 2020 

Bachelor of Creative Arts (HONS)

First Class Honours

The University of Southern Queensland




Winner of the Brenda Clouten Travelling Scholarship, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW.


Acquired Artist, Biennial Emerging Artist Award, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD.


Emerging Artist Award, GraduArt,

Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba QLD.


Solo Exhibitions

2022 Form/Function, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

2022 More Than Meets the Eye, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, ACT.

2018 A Matter of Form, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD.

2017 In Any Way, Shape or Form, Red Door Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD.


Residencies, Grants and Scholarships

2023 Resident Artist, Australian National Veterans Arts Museum, Melbourne, Victoria.

2022 Resident Artist, Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland.

2020 Maitland City Council’s ‘Creative Streets: After Dark’ Grant.

2020 Brenda Clouten Travelling Scholarship, Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

2019 The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

2017 Public A.I.R Residency and Mentoring Program, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba.

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