Haw Contemporary is pleased to host a solo exhibition with Kika Karadi. A painter, Karadi makes large-scale, monochromatic, time-based works in which she applies stencils, masking tape, and oil-based ink to glass, effaces and rearranges the paint, then transfers it to canvas. Karadi’s process is visceral rather than calculated, likened by the artist to “drawing with a stick in the dirt.”
Karadi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1975 and received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her work has been exhibited at the 51st Venice Biennale and the 2nd Prague Biennale. Solo exhibitions include: Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, and the Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (both 2014); Process Museum, Ventana Gallery, Oro Valley, AZ (2013); New Paintings, the Bowery Basement Annex, New York, NY (2012); Dark Matter, AMFA Gallery, New York, NY (2011); and Observing Naked Singularities, Vibrational Optics and the Paradigm of a Quantum Life, Galleria Rubin, Milan, Italy (2009). Karadi completed a studio residency at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX in 2017.