The practice of artist Karen Cunningham centers around themes as social engagement, free will and new ageism, questioning the position and possibility of the ‘individual’ within society. The artworks function as propositions towards the hypothesis she poses and as such act like entry points for communication or transformation seeking engagement with the viewer attempting to initiate an allegory outside the work of art.

Cunningham lives and works in Glasgow. She has had solo exhibitions at The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and The Project Room, Glasgow and group shows in 2009 include 'Preparatory Ways' at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. In 2008 she was included in 'Glasgow International' alongside Luca Frei and Babak Ghazi and took part in 'The Long Take' at MOOT Gallery, Nottingham. Her work has been presented at Workplace, Gateshead, The National Centre for the Arts, Mexico City and TENT Rotterdam.