Residents / Graduate Residency 2015

Selectors: James Bell, Collective Gallery; Catrin Jeans, Artist and Deveron Arts; Lucy McEachan, Design and Craft Curator, Panel; Maeve Redmond, Freelance Designer, Scotland + Venice.

  • Ben Weir

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Born in Belfast in 1991, Ben Weir studied there for BA Hons Architecture before moving to Glasgow in 2013 to finish his architectural studies and become involved in the art scene.  He has recently completed his architectural thesis: a polemical opposition to the reconstruction of the city palace in Berlin. He has also worked at Forum for Alternative Belfast, a CIC that campaigns for a better, more equitable built environment in Belfast. His practice within fine art has always been working in tandem with architecture, ideas from each discipline supporting and/or questioning the other.

    http://cargocollective.com/benweir

  • Carrie Skinner

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Carrie Skinner received a BA Hons in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and completed an MLitt in Theatre Practices at Glasgow University in September 2015. She co-founded The Mutual, producing exhibitions and events for graduates, and has exhibited at SWG3, Intermedia, The Duchy and The Market Gallery.

    Carrie has served on the committee of Transmission Gallery and worked as project assistant for Jacqueline Donachie and Patricia Fleming.  Working with Francis Mckee she coordinated an AHRC funded project ‘The Glasgow Miracle: Material for Alternative Histories’ launching an accessible archive and website at the CCA in 2014.

  • David Mackay

    Graduate Residency 2015

    David Mackay graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design having studied Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices. The course fused his passion for both creation and discussion. “Learning how to work across various media has widened my technical vocabulary and allowed me to express ideas in an effective way. The philosophical aspect of my degree has not only influenced my ideas, but has also informed the thinking processes behind those ideas. During the course of my studies I had the opportunity to work collaboratively both in Scotland and abroad which has influenced my current direction.”

    http://www.davidevanmackay.com/

  • Dominika Hadelova

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Dominika Hadelova is a visual artist based in Aberdeen. She was born in the Czech Republic in 1991, two years after the Velvet Revolution. Four years ago, she moved to Scotland and co-founded an artist collective called CC. She has recently graduated from the Gray’s School of Art in Contemporary Art Practice/ Printmaking and has gained valuable experience at Singapore Tyler Print Institute as an intern in the workshop. She is enthusiastic about learning new languages and has a passion for artist books and independent magazines. She is currently working on a collaborative ‘zine with photographer Fiona Stephen.

    http://cargocollective.com/hadelova

  • Jordan Pilling

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Jordan Pilling recently graduated from the Sculpture Department at Edinburgh College of Art. He is a studio holder at Rhubaba and a forthcoming committee member of Embassy Gallery. Working across various forms including video, installation, performance and object fabrication, his practice is primarily concerned with the emotional affects of communicative capitalism. From a basis of understanding himself as existing partly as an online entity, he mines the data which he and others create in an attempt to explore a contemporary idea of Self.

    www.jordanpilling.com

  • Katie Schwab

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Katie Schwab’s work is concerned with the politics of living space: how the building, designing, furnishing and inhabiting of rooms can reveal the values, politics and ethics of the people that live there. Her textile works, videos, prints and ceramics explore these ideas through reference to craft production, domestic design and interpersonal relationships. Katie recently completed her MFA at The Glasgow School of Art. She has exhibited at Voidoidarchive (Glasgow), Tate Modern (London), Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space (London) and Breese Little (London), and will be showing in New Contemporaries 2015.

    www.katieschwab.com

  • Mary Hartley

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Mary Hartley’s time at Edinburgh College of Art allowed her to develop as an artist, performer and teacher, all fields she continues to develop and combine now. Her works manifest themselves as talks, events, videos, pilgrimages, costumes and artefacts; blurring the lines between what is historical and what is fictional. Her role as a mentor and student ambassador over the course of three years while studying inspired her to begin experimenting with the unique trust student must place in what is presented as teacher, authority and fact.

    www.salon.io/maryhartley

  • Nabila Attar

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1986, Nabila Attar moved to Aberdeen in 2011 to study BA (Hons) Fine Art/Painting at Gray’s School of Art. During 2014 she was on an Erasmus exchange for a semester at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before graduating in June 2015.

  • Rosie O’Grady

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Rosie O’Grady (born 1990, York, UK) lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art with BA(Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking in 2013, and was a Finalist with special commendation for Saatchi’s New Sensations in 2013. Recent exhibitions include forthcoming ‘Over Over Over’, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit; ‘Profile’, Spares, Glasgow (2014); ‘Animal Liminal’, Leyden Gallery, London (2013); ‘New Sensations’, Victoria House, London (2013); ‘Hedges’, Studio 41, Glasgow (2012); ‘Invigilators’, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow (2012); ’12x12x12′, Glue Factory, Glasgow (2011) and ‘On The Stage Of The Present’, The Arches, Glasgow (2011).

    www.rosieogrady.co.uk

  • Shannon Mulrey

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Shannon Mulrey is a recent animation graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and works freelance in Glasgow. In her work, she explores a variety of analogue and digital techniques to create the striking and atmospheric visuals for my animation. She attended Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavík, where she was able to explore other forms of visual communication and design. Her most recent film Noodle has screened at the Varna Film Festival in Bulgaria and was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

    www.shannonmulrey.com

  • Vanessa Hindshaw

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Vanessa Hindshaw is a Glasgow based surface pattern, textile designer and illustrator. In 2014 she graduated from The Glasgow School of Art where she specialised in printed textiles. Her practice is craft based in approach and influenced by traditional drawing, hand-printmaking techniques, collage, screen-printing and mixed-media textiles. Her process led practice combines conversational imagery alongside expressive mark making and abstract compositions to create contemporary prints for use in fashion, interior, publishing and paper products. She works in a freelance capacity to develop print designs for international retailers alongside her own practice within illustration and textiles.

    www.vanessahindshaw.co.uk

  • Winnie Herbstein

    Graduate Residency 2015

    Winnie Herbstein is an artist based in Glasgow, working with video, text, performance, sculpture and installation. A graduate from the Environmental Art programme at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014, she was awarded the David Harding prize and invited to show work in the RSA: New Contemporaries at the National Gallery in Edinburgh. After spending a three-month residency period at the SOMA institute in Mexico City, her work has developed towards an investigation into the relationship between moving image and text. This revolves around an ongoing interest in issues of translation, colonisation and the objectification of subjects within these mediums.

    winnieherbstein.com