Karen Guthrie (b.1970, Ayrshire, lives and works in the Lake District.) After studying together at Edinburgh College of Art Karen Guthrie and her long term collaborator Nina Pope (b. 1968) completed MAs in London, beginning to work together in 1995 when Guthrie was also a lecturer at the Birmingham institute of Art and Design, based at Margaret Street. Recent exhibitions include: “Jaywick Escapes”, Science Museum, London (2014); “Past, Present, Somewhere”, retrospective solo show, Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2014). Other projects include: “The Floating Cinema”, lead artists and curators in collaboration with Up Projects (ongoing). Pope and Guthrie were also the first winners of the Northern Art Prize in 2008.