Residents / Graduate Residency 2013

Selectors: Kate Gray, Director, Collective, Edinburgh; Philip Long, Director, V&A at Dundee, Dundee; Katy West, Designer and Creative Programmer, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

  • 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/