Residents / Graduate Residency 2014

Selectors: Remco de Blaaij, Curator, CCA, Glasgow; Neil Firth, Director, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; Maria Fusco, Writer and Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh; Janice Kirkpatrick, Creative Director, Graven Images.

  • Ailsa Sutcliffe

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Ailsa Sutcliffe is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Communication Design programme. She has experience in set design, curating, costume design and three dimensional, installation-based work in addition to working with traditional methods such as printmaking and drawing.

    http://a-sutcliffe.tumblr.com/

  • Alex Sarkisian

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Working with sculpture, film and drawing, Alex Sarkisian is interested in the functionality of objects, human gestures and the confinements of specific spaces that direct animate and inanimate movement. His practice is motivated by looking at the position of a maker (and film maker) as an intermediary between the observer and the observed, and a play between the demonstrative, the experiential, and the gestural in relation to every day occurrences that are both banal and extraordinary.

    http://www.alexsarkisian.com/

  • Alison Scott

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Alison Scott’s practice incorporates drawing, sculpture and text pieces, and mainly manifests photographically. The work suggests the uncertainty of matter, language and image. By re-appropriating found and domestic objects, Scott aims to address our connection to raw materials such as coal, oil, and lead. She wants to research more thoroughly how this connection, or indeed disconnection, has been changing with de-industrialisation in Scotland and the UK, and to examine the relationship between the industrial and the domestic. The juxtaposition of the exotic and the local is central in the work’s imagery. For example, masking a base material with a precious one; questioning the authority and truth of the material or image that is being presented.

    https://alisonjscott.wordpress.com/

  • Amy Pickles

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Amy Pickles works with physical language of performance, investigating social roles and gestural codes. She is interested in the ways in which we learn and remember movement through the creation of art and the process of collaboration. Motivated by an interest in movement and gesture, Pickles has completed many unique research projects, including a residency spent observing the gestural codes of scientists at work in a laboratory.

    http://amypickles.co.uk/

  • Dorian Braun

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Dorian Braun graduated in from Duncan of Jordanstone College in 2013. Recent works have included creating a phone detonated meteorite shower, where audience members could phone a balloon on the roof of a building, that would then pop and release a real meteorite into the audience. In another recent work, Braun brought earth containing gold particles into a gallery and separated the gold from the dirt with participation of gallery visitors. For another performance, he created plasma (the main constituent of the sun) with a microwave oven to try and understand what fuels organic life on this planet. Braun is a recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy’s John Kin Ross Scholarship and was featured in the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries 2014.

    http://cargocollective.com/dorianjosebraun

  • Ewan Murray

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Ewan Murray’s practice is rooted in the language of painting. His paintings explore a variety of subjects, styles and references, yet each work remains tied to the axis of the investigation; the idea that a painting is not a fixed surface but rather a versatile space for thought. Murray’s paintings invoke domestic objects, silhouettes, landscapes and faces. Different textures and techniques – speckled flecks of paint, impressionistic daubs, scraped marks, thin fluid lines, congealed accumulations and controlled geometric forms – are incorporated and juxtaposed. Murray is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Painting and Printmaking degree programme, and a recipient of the 2013 Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize.

    http://griffinartprize.com/uk/griffin-art-prize-2015/artist/murray-ewan-2015

  • Fran Gordon

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Fran Gordon’s work revolves around the themes of image reproduction, re-presentation and fabrication of knowledge. Relating this notion to found imagery both from books and online, Gordon explores how images are used for documentation and can be considered to be reliable sources of information; sometimes without any questioning of their realness. Gordon is interested in the digital consumption and reproduction of images and how the scope in which manipulating found imagery can change contexts and meaning; multiplying and degrading their aura.

    http://frangordon.co.uk/

  • Jasper Coppes

    Graduate Residency 2014

    A graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s MLitt Sculpture degree programme, Jasper Coppes is interested in notions of image and memory, and in the life and deterioration of objects. Recent exhibitions include Vertiges at Le Micro Onde, Paris and All The Way Back at New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (2014). Coppes was also a recipient of the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fund Scholarship (2013-2014).

    http://jaspercoppes.com/

  • Jessica Ramm

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Jessica Ramm is interested in setting up processes that have no definite beginning or end: chemical reactions, or objects upon which physical forces are exerted. By doing this she is able to explore the plasticity of the material world, scrutinizing human anxiety as experienced in the face of elemental forces. Ramm graduated from Edinburgh College of Art’s MFA Sculpture programme in 2014, and has exhibited at The Fleming Collection, London and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2013) among others.

    http://www.jessicaramm.com/

  • Kirsty McQueen

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Jeweller and silversmith Kirsty McQueen’s work is inspired by the Scottish landscape and its history and folklore. She gathers sources from archaeological and historical texts and collects and gathers natural found objects such as bones, teeth, wood and stones, which inspire her designs. Her work aims to be sensitive to both an ancient and contemporary aesthetic whilst also playfully ambiguous; inspiring confidence in the wearer that comes from an ancient instinct and evokes a sense of fantasy, magic and otherworldliness.

    http://kirstymcqueen.co.uk/

  • Morgan Cahn

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Morgan Cahn’s practice is motivated by an interest in science and technology. Cahn encourages interaction within her site responsive installations and her performances involve a participatory element. She has worked in many mediums including film, textiles, printmaking, sculpture and text. Cahn is part of the curatorial collective Yuck ‘n Yum, which put on art events across Scotland. Recent exhibitions include Modern Naturalis at SMART Gallery, Aberdeen (awarded through RSA: New Contemporaries, 2015) and A Nail, A Knife & A Needle: an exhibition in three acts at DJCAD sculpture shed, Dundee (2013).

    http://www.morgancahn.com/

  • Robyn Benson

    Graduate Residency 2014

    Benson’s work involves placing simple objects together to create states of equilibrium; she reduces her medium down to very basic materials such as bricks, wood, plastic, and string. Benson incorporates Tumblr into her daily practice as a sculptor and often refers to diagrams of engineers, architects, and mathematicians in her work. Recent exhibitions include From A Horizontal Line, St Margarets House, Edinburgh (2015) and Design Assumptions and Actual Outcomes, Glasgow (2014).

    http://www.robyn-benson.com/

    http://robynbenson.tumblr.com/