Karryn Argus is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne Australia. Her practice shifts between figuration and abstraction with feminist methodologies of feeling and listening being central to her making process. She works across textiles, sculpture, performance, and photography as she explores her interest in the body as a mediator between the internal and external. Karryn's recent projects include Holding the Space: An exploration of absence, grief and loss through handmade craft practices, performance and photography, developed in 2020 during her Master of Fine Art at RMIT, BooBoo a 2020 group exhibition at Assembly Point, and a 2019 solo exhibition To Be Seen at Northern Rivers Community Gallery (Ballina Shire Council NSW).
Karryn holds a Master of Fine Art from RMIT, a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours majoring in Social Sciences from La Trobe University.Craft-based skills are central to her practice and these were taught to her by her mother Marion Waters and her grandmothers Eileen Argus and Mary Dalton. She has worked in Adult Education for over 15 years including teaching roles in Art History/Theory and Sculptural Materials.