Residents / 2013

  • Adele Todd

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    Trinidad & Tobago. Selected with CCA, Glasgow.

    Adele Todd studied in the United States graduating from Pratt Institute New York with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1991. Looking at heavy societal issues, using thread in the traditional art of embroidery, is at the heart of the work of Adele Todd. She also practices Performance. From the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Todd’s work has been seen internationally at two Beijing Biennales, and in America at the group show for contemporary Caribbean Art, Rockstone & Bootheel, among others.

    http://adeletodd.wordpress.com/

    Sexypinkon.tumblr.com

    http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme

  • Lerato Shadi

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    South Africa. Selected with Iniva, London.

    Lerato Shadi is a South African artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. She completed a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Johannesburg and is currently studying for an MFA from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. The prevailing themes in Shadi’s work are a performative investigation into transformation, or transition, through performance from absence to presence, from subject to object, and vice versa. She uses elements such as concentration, breath, duration and span to establish an exploration of the performer in space and time. Knitting, installation, video and sound are some of the media Shadi has utilised. An additional and intrinsic element to her work is the titling, mainly in her mother tongue Setswana, which plays on the politics of inclusion and exclusion. In 2010 she had a solo exhibition Mosako Wa Seipone at GoetheonMain in Johannesburg. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Bag Factory artist studios in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In 2012 her work was featured at the Dak’art Biennale in Senegal and in the III Moscow International Biennale. She is a fellow of Sommerakademie 2013 (Zentrum Paul Klee).

    http://www.lerato-shadi.net

    http://www.iniva.org/

  • Mehreen Murtaza

    ROSL Scholars 2013

    Pakistan. Selected with GENERATORprojects, Dundee.

    Mehreen Murtaza is an artist who works in a variety of media based in Lahore, Pakistan. She graduated with a Batchelor of Fine Art from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore in 2008. By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, Murtaza presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, painting and architecture. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects. Her artworks bear strong political references and the possibility or the dream of the annulment of a (historically or socially) fixed identity is a constant focal point. In 2013 Murtaza has exhibited in We have Arrived Nowhere, 2nd Transnational Pavilion, 55thBiennale di Venezia and has forthcoming projects with The Studio Museum, New York, USA; Experimenter, Kolkata, India; and a solo show Transmission From A Missing Satellite as part of Frame, Frieze London.

    www.mehreenmurtaza.com

    http://generatorprojects.co.uk/

  • Chun Kai Qun

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Chun Kai Qun is interested in the study of object biographies to better our understanding of how they texture and inform human identity. He examines everyday objects as a reflection of personal tastes, attributes, moral principles and social ideals. This research drives his artistic practice and materialises mainly in the form of sculptures and installations. He received his Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. In 2011, Chun was awarded the NAC Arts Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the Arts Creation Fund in the same year. Qun’s work has been shown in Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Esplanade Concourse (Singapore), Esplanade Jendela (Singapore), Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Management University, FOST Gallery (Singapore), Valentine Willie Fine Art (Singapore), POST-Museum (Singapore), Gertrude Contemporary Art Centre (Melbourne), National Taipei University of Education (Taiwan) and The Glasgow School of Art.

    http://www.chunkaiqun.com/

  • Eilidh McPherson

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Eilidh McPherson received her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Salontology at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh and Oracle at Interview Room 11, Edinburgh.

    http://eilidhmcpherson.com/

  • Emma Ewan

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Visual artist Emma Ewan graduated from Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons: Fine Art Painting and Printmaking) in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Curious Artefacts at ArtWall, Athens (2015) and Surfacing, curated by Hand in Glove for Bristol Art Weekender (2014). Ewan is a recipient of an Arts Trust Scotland Award (2014) and a Glasgow Visual Art and Craft Award (2013/2014).

    http://www.emmaewan.com/

  • Jamie Kane

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Jamie Kane graduated from Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2009. He describes his work as expanded assemblage, that purposefully uses discontinuity and incongruous relationships to explore how meaning is formed or lost. Interests that permeate through the work are poetry, improvisation, processes of embodiment and our desire to create structures to form understanding. Recent exhibitions include Life Like at Transmission, Glasgow and Dear Green at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin (2014).

    http://jamiekane.berta.me/

    https://vimeo.com/jamiekane

  • Jen Bradley

    Graduate Residency 2013

    In 2013 Jen Bradley graduated from Grays School of Art with a BA: Hons in Painting. In 2012, while still studying, Jen was awarded the John Gray Legacy Award. Since graduating she has also been awarded the New Art Look to the North Award from the Smart Gallery, Aberdeen. Bradley has worked with various arts organisations including the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Archaeology Project which enabled her to gain an understanding of archaeology processes, reinforcing her research and practice.

    http://jbradley.org/

    http://cargocollective.com/jenbradley

  • Kyla McCallum

    Graduate Residency 2013

    In 2012 Kyla graduated with a Master of European Design from the Glasgow School of Art. In 2013 McCallum launched Foldability, a design studio which creates products inspired by origami and geometry. As well as product collections, Kyla collaborates with brands as a design consultant, sharing her passion for origami across product design, interiors, set design, packaging, fashion, experiences, exhibitions and events.

    http://www.foldability.co.uk/

  • Lydia Brownlee

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Lydia Brownlee is an illustrator, artist and printmaker living and working in Glasgow. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with a BA Hons in Communication Design and attended the Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield Arts later that year. In 2014 she founded Colour Hotel, a screen print and design studio, with Emer Tumilty which is already producing handmade projects including many posters and record covers for events and musicians. Brownlee’s work has an immediate graphic style and often integrates text and narrative language within the image.

    http://cargocollective.com/lydiabrownlee

  • Megan Taylor

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Megan Taylor’s  practice encompasses a wide range of disciplines, with projects ranging from experimental drawing to sculptural installation and immersive environments. Most recently, Taylor’s work has explored  the possibility of Architectural Absurdities, where ideas appear impossible and illogical. Her approach often includes complex layering, cutting and projection techniques in a variety of materials. A recurring theme is the psychological distortion of structure, narrative and human perception.

    http://betweenhereandnowhere.wordpress.com/

  • Mirka Janekova

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Jewellery designer Mirka Janekova’s pieces refer to the body in an abstract way, exploring the relationship between people and their subconscious mind. She often concentrates on using only ‘white’ materials such as porcelain, silver, aluminium and textile to create playful, poetic pieces. Janekova is currently experimenting with hybrid metal-porcelain jewellery and developing innovative ways of applying traditional metalsmith techniques onto porcelain.

    http://www.mirkajaneckova.com/

  • Nick Thomas

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Nick Thomas graduated from Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons: Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking) in 2012, and currently lives and works in Glasgow. Selected exhibitions include Who built the access road? at Telfer Gallery, Glasgow and a Creative Lab Residency at CCA, Glagow (2014).

    http://www.nicholasdthomas.com/

  • Ryan Miller

    Graduate Residency 2013

    Ryan Miller graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2012. His photography practice involves landscape, portraiture, alternative processes and travel photography. Miller’s work is often influenced by American propaganda. Miller has completed a residency at The Bothy Project, a modern off-grid, live/work space built as a part of RSA Residencies for Scotland.

    http://tulsaishere.tumblr.com/

    http://www.thebothyproject.org/everyone-knows-this-is-nowhere-ryan-miller-dee-chaneva/

  • Alberta Whittle

    Autumn Residency 2013

    Barbados. Selected with the RSA, Residencies for Scotland scheme.

    Alberta Whittle is a Barbadian multidisciplinary artist, researcher, journalist, performer and educator. She studied for her BA (Hons) at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Masters graduate from Glasgow School of Art, participating in an exchange at Concordia University, Montreal during her time as a student. In Canada, Whittle taught Art & Design, with an emphasis on Sculpture at tertiary level institutions. Whittle choreographs interactive installations, interventions and performances as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces. Working internationally exhibiting in various solo and group shows, Whittle’s work has been shown in Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean including at the Royal Scottish Academy, BOZAR (Belgium), David Dale Gallery (Glasgow), National Art Gallery (Bahamas) and at the Centre for African Studies (South Africa).

    http://www.albertawhittle.com/

  • Alice Brooke

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Research and Development bursary).

    Alice Brooke completed a BA Fine Art Painting at University of Brighton in 2009 and is based in London. In her recent show Rhythm Thing at Lima Zulu project space London, the works in drawing, painting and print looked at the reproduction of structures and their representations.  In particular how both patriarchal and matriarchal structures exert themselves upon the female body; how these structures can be represented through image and different image surfaces; where the virtual exists, its effects and its origins as a mode of reality.

  • Charlotte Prodger

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Hospitalfield Production Bursary in partnership with DCA Print Studio).

    Charlotte Prodger is an artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from Goldsmiths in 2001 and then from the Glasgow School of Art MFA course in 2009, studying for part of the time at Calarts, Los Angeles. Her installations and performances explore what happens to speech and the self for which it is a conduit, as it transmutates via time, space and various technological systems. Recent solo exhibitions include Percussion Biface 1-13 at Studio Voltaire, London (2012) and :-*, Intermedia, Glasgow (2012) and group exhibitions and performances at Artists Space, New York, LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images and CCA, Glasgow. Prodger is a founding member of the band Muscles of Joy and as a DJ, organises the monthly Kino Fist nights in Glasgow. She is represented by Kendall Koppe and nominated for Jarman Award 2013.

    http://generationartscotland.org/artists/charlotte-prodger/

  • Clare Stephenson

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Research and Development bursary).

    Clare Stephenson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is based in Glasgow. In 1996 she graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Her work has been included in the exhibitions Costume: Written Clothing at Tramway in Glasgow, 2013; Madame Realism at Marres in Maastricht, 2011; Compass: Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, 2011. Solo exhibitions include abs minimum at Glasgow Project Room, 2013; She who is the Maker of Objects at Linn Lühn in Düsseldorf, 2011; and She who Presents at Spike Island in Bristol, 2009. Her work is primarily concerned with object making but this is addressed through drawing, collage, silkscreen printing, sculpture and recently through collaborative performance works with Sophie Macpherson including Shoplifters, Shopgirls a commission for Tramway that was restaged at the ICA/LUX Biennial of Moving Images at the ICA in London in 2012.

    http://linnluehn.com/html/artists/clare-stephenson/index.html

  • Gillian Steel

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Research and Development bursary).

    Gillian Steel initially graduated from Glasgow School of Art (Printed Textile Design) in 1986 and was then closely involved with the running of Transmission Gallery before going onto a Masters in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2006. Steel’s practice is eclectic, comprising short films, animations, hand crafted objects, printing and drawing. The writing of abstract narrative threads is a deeply embedded aspect throughout. She often explores scientific themes, obliquely and playfully looking at how we position ourselves in relation to science as fact and certainty, as well as a mythological notion in our lives.

    http://vimeo.com/gilliansteel

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  • Laura Aldridge

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Production bursary).

    Laura Aldridge graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2006, spending a period of exchange at CALARTS, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: Things Held Inside//The New Sea, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow; LAxLA, Milagro Alegro Community Gardens, Los Angeles, 2012; Underside, backside, inside, even, CCA, Glasgow, 2012; Studio Voltaire, London, 2011. Her work has been included in various group shows, including The Cat Show, White Columns New York, a three person exhibition at Shane Campell Gallery, Chicago, and Every Day, GOMA, Glasgow.

    www.Lauraaldridge.co.uk

    www.Kendallkoppe.com

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  • Michael White

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Production bursary).

    Michael White graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Using sculpture, drawing and appropriated imagery, White’s increasingly varied practice is motivated by his interest in the means by which cultural expressions articulate shared ideologies and support their functional myths. Recent exhibitions include a solo show New Myths, Modern Man, Intermedia, Glasgow; Celluloid Brushes: An Anthology of the Filmic Perception of the Artist from 1267 – till today, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin & Witte de Witte, Rotterdam and Arrives In Starting, The Duchy Gallery (offsite), Glasgow.

    www.michaelwhite.org.uk

  • Nathan Witt

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Research and Development bursary).

    Nathan Witt is a British artist and writer who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003 with an MA in Painting. Forthcoming shows include a two person exhibition with Mounira Al-Sohl at 98 Weeks, Beirut and Concerning the Bodyguard, The Tetley, Leeds. Past residencies include Batroun Art Project, Lebanon, funded by Arts Council England; Delfina Foundation and Art School Palestine, sponsored by British Council and [SPACE] Studios, Permacultures #13-16. Group shows include Points of Departure, Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah; The Really Wild Show, The White Building, London; 128 KPbs Objectscurated by Marialaura Ghidini, The Anti-Library, [SPACE], London and A4 versus Letter, 1R Gallery, Chicago. Witt writes for the online journal Through Europe.

    http://www.batrounartspace.org/

    http://delfinafoundation.com/in-residence/nathan-witt/

    http://entropicmindfuck.tumblr.com/

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  • Patrick Staff

    Autumn Residency 2013

    UK (Production bursary).

    Patrick Staff is an artist based in London working with video, installation, performance and publishing. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009 with a BA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Studies. Recent projects have explored social spaces and historical alternatives to industrial and late capitalist society, systems of education and alternative forms of community building. He frequently collaborates with other artists, historians, actors/dancers and public participants. He was a Lux Associate Artist in 2010/11 and has presented exhibitions, performances and screenings internationally.

    www.patrickstaff.co.uk

  • Catrin Jeans

    Summer Residency 2013

    An artist who attempts to create environments in which individuals become both the observers and participants. These environments are indistinguishable to existing life situations. Her past work has included facilitating a 24hour game of football as a participatory performance, performing a keep-fit workout as a performance and hosting an art crawl, in the guise of a Club 18-30 rep. Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2008, Catrin has created events and performances for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Liverpool Biennial, GENERATORprojects, Dundee and Deveron Arts, Huntly.

    http://www.catrinjeans.com/

  • Duncan McLaren

    Summer Residency 2013

    Ken Cargill Writer’s Fellowship

    Author of Personal Delivery and Looking For Enid. In the last year he has developed websites to reflect his long-term interest in contemporary artists, Paul Noble and George Shaw, and his even longer-term interest in author Evelyn Waugh. Another website has been developed in conjunction with his partner, Kate Clayton, which follows her ongoing progress on the MFA course at DJCAD, Dundee. In 2011, Duncan was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for the blog he writes about his mother who lives in a care home.

    http://www.duncanmclaren.co.uk/

  • James Langdon

    Summer Residency 2013

    James Langodn is an independent graphic designer and one of six founders of Eastside Projects, an artist-run gallery in Birmingham, UK. Through research, writing, designing and curating, his work investigates methodologies of display in relation to contemporary art. He is the recipient of the 2012 Inform Award for Conceptual Design, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany.

    http://jameslangdon.net/

  • Laura Mansfield

    Summer Residency 2013

    An independent curator and writer. She works closely with other artists and writers in the development of both publication and exhibition based projects. She currently produces the publication FEAST, an eclectic exploration of themes around food, eating and culture. Her curatorial projects involve the physical construction of spaces to present distinct environments for the exhibition or staging of artist’s works. Such temporary stagings, as well as the framing of performance-based practices, seek to interrupt and re-frame the familiarity of the everyday. Recent projects include SEVEN SITES, a collaboration with theatre practitioner Swen Steinhauser that facilitated a series of artist’s installation and performance works in different sites across Manchester and Salford and Triptych, a free standing exhibition structure designed to initiate a performative ritual of viewing. Laura is a PhD candidate at MIRIAD Manchester School of Art.

    http://feastjournal.tumblr.com/

  • Michael Mulvihill

    Summer Residency 2013

    His recent exhibition The Pursuit of Happiness, at Vane Gallery Newcastle-upon-Tyne, explores through thumbnail drawings that reference the dimensions of Google images, the relationship between historical narrative and personal experience. The exhibition featured drawings in graphite on paper of Soviet and American nuclear tests, and portraits of luminaries from the RAND Corporation such as Alain Enthoven who had been tasked by the Kennedy Administration to restructure US nuclear strike forces. His work has influenced outcome driven management and influences government spending budgets today. This line of enquiry follows work exploring the End of History that was begun during a residency at Incubate in Chicago during 2008. Other recent exhibitions include: Launch F18 (New York), Kotti Shop (Berlin), Emerge Art Fair (Washington DC) Ade and Abet (Cambridge) National Glass Centre (Sunderland) and Gallery North (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Mulvihill has also been awarded funding through Arts Council of England for a collaborative project with Northumbria University, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and North East Land Sea and Air Museum to produce new work based upon Vulcan Bomber XL319 exhibited at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum.

    http://vane.org.uk/artists/michael-mulvihill

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Summer Residency 2013

    Studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam (1997-2000) and Newcastle (2003-5). She is a sculptor who works with found objects and images against traditional sculpture / drawing method. Her approach is personal and experimental; focussing on process and discovery, she has a tendency to build up a volume of material; objects, images and research over time. Forthcoming exhibitions include a new collaboration with London based Sculptor Amy Stephens in 2014 and a solo show at Ceri Hand’s new London space in September / October 2013. Solo shows during 2012 include Contour States at Cornerhouse, Manchester and Reception at Standpoint Gallery, London.

    http://www.cerihand.co.uk/artists/15/samantha-donnelly/

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  • Shona Macnaughton

    Summer Residency 2013

    Shona Macnaughton completed her MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and has served as a co-director of the Embassy Gallery and a participant in the artist group Eastern Surf. Recent exhibitions include: Legion TV online commission, Kernel Panic Control Eastern Surf, Galerija Galženica, Zagreb, Croatia, ‘Meet The Locals’, group exhibition, Artíma gallerí, Reykjavik, Iceland, Glasgow International Festival with The Mutual Charter, event with Eastern Surf Built Overnight, Rhubaba, Edinburgh and Our Complex’ Summer Projects Programme, Generator Projects, Dundee.

    http://www.shonamacnaughton.com/

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