Residents / Graduate Residency 2016

Selectors: Kyla McDonald, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Bobby Niven, The Bothy Project; and Kirsty Ogg, Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

  • Amy Boulton

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016
    Originally from Huddersfield, Amy Boulton is a visual artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Intermedia at Edinburgh College of Art in 2015. Her practice largely takes the form of digital/lens-based media, while also incorporating installation, sculpture, photomontage and print. The work is centered on an investigation of how we construct individual and collective identities through our housing and work; particularly investigating the complex effects of urban regeneration and the extent to which we identify with workplace roles in both service and creative industries.
    www.amyboulton.info

  • Anne-Marie McKee

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016
    Anne-Marie McKee will graduate from Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice (Drawing) at Glasgow School of Art in 2016. She also holds a PhD in Botany. She is interested in the area between botany and art and questions around making art for plants. She is a recipient of an RSA John Kinross Scholarship to travel to and work in Florence (2016) and a former Chairperson of 126 Artist-run Gallery, Galway, Ireland (2012-2013). Anne-Marie McKee plays viola and found the protected plant Vicia orobus (Wood Bitter Vetch) that stopped the motorway development between Limerick and Galway in the west of Ireland (2005).

    http://www.annemariemckee.com/

  • Caitlyn Main

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Caitlyn Main was born in Aberdeen and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Contemporary Art Practice (with a specialty in printmaking) from Gray’s School of Art. She is currently undertaking a year-long position as a Graduate in Residence at Gray’s. Since graduating Caitlyn Main has travelled to Italy for a month long residency and is currently participating in the Scottish Sculpture Workshops emerging artist residency. She has recently led a four month project, in which she structured and facilitated a series of exploratory drawing and screenprint workshops to vulnerable adults.

    http://cargocollective.com/caitlynmain

  • Felix Carr

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Felix Carr is a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art (2016) who previously studied at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work relates to notions of potentiality, chance and failure. Seeking to engage with social and cultural archetypes, Carr’s paintings make reference to both personal and literary histories. The paintings are a result of continued reworking and alteration, aiming to manipulate the tangibility of physical process. He received the Steven Campbell Hunt Medal (2016) and has been selected for the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition (2017).

    http://cargocollective.com/felix-carr

  • Fiona Hunter

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Fiona Hunter graduated with a BA (Hons) in Communication Design from Glasgow School of Art in 2016. Her most recent work has centred around social and political issues. She is fascinated by the visual language used for political means and
    in protest. Since 2015 she has undertaken several practical workshops relating to stone, ceramics and lighting and has been involved in event programmes and exhibitions in Glasgow and London.

    http://www.fehunter.com/

  • Gentian Meikleham

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Gentian Meikleham is a visual artist working and living in Dundee. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2016 with a BA(Hons) Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices. Her interests lie within the fields of anthropology and philosophy, specifically existentialism. Writing forms the foundation of her practice, where she writes poetry as a means of consolidating ideas and forming metaphors for visual outcomes. Her work is often heavily processed based working primarily in sculpture whilst also incorporating performance and film. Through these interests and mediums she seek to ask questions about human attachment, the poetry at the heart of grief, and the perpetual longing we experience while moving through the world.

    gentianrhosameikleham.com

  • Honey Jones-Hughes

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Honey Jones-Hughes is an artist exploring the political charge of domestic roles and activities from a feminist perspective. Having recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Sculpture and Environmental Art Department in 2016, she is currently working as Engagement Coordinator facilitating events occurring within the public realm for Culture Action Llandudno. Jones-Hughes’ interests lie in the way people interact with spaces and artworks and how to harness the energy that exists between the artist and the participant.

    www.honeyjoneshughes.co.uk

  • Jan Simon Weins

    Graduate Residency 2016
    Jan Simon Weins was born in Germany and lives in Glasgow, he graduated from the MLitt in Fine Art Practice course at Glasgow School of Art in 2016 following attending the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Maastricht, Netherlands for this undergraduate degree. Over recent years he has exhibited regularly in Scotland, the Netherlands and Germany. He uses strategies and ideas from music, geology, anthropology, psychogeography and esoteric traditions to create his work, looking back to a key formative experience as a turning point for understanding culture: “About 12 years ago my uncle introduced me to industrial music. I had never heard anything like it before. To me it was the immediate expression of radical will. I realised that culture was able to become more than pure escapism and ornamentation.”
  • Leontios Toumpouris

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Leontios Toumpouris is a GSA MLitt Sculpture graduate (2016) and did his undergraduate degree in Athens. In 2015 his work was exhibited within Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale‏ in Milan. He is a co-founder of ‘Ground artist-run space’, an independent space in Nicosia, Cyprus. Toumpouris moves between disciplines to comprehend and investigate the appropriation of qualities, properties, methodologies and gestures and to invent ways to physically manifest transitions. In his recent practice he conducts a shift from painting to its sculptural manifestation.

    http://leontiostoumpouris.com/

  • Lucy Wayman

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Lucy Wayman is a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, in Sculpture. During her studies she instigated and became a member of seven&one, a cross-discipline collective who exhibit together. Her work revolves around material constraints, contrasts and forms. Wayman is interested in playing with opposing preconceptions of objects and their functions, especially in relation to the human body, bringing the familiar into an unfamiliar setting to create unsettling and immersive experiences for the viewer.

    www.lucywayman.com

  • Robert Mills

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Robert Mills graduated from Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and undertook the Valand Academy exchange programme in 2014. He has recently exhibited and taken part in events at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow; WWRD Gothenberg and Hut Collective, Nottingham. His writing, spoken word performance and installation work is fuelled by his relationship to the art world and his realisation that he is simultaneously trying to reject and be part of it.

    www.RobertThomasJamesMills.co.uk

  • Shona MacPherson

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Graduate Residency 2016

    Shona MacPherson is a Glasgow based artist, and a 2016 graduate of Glasgow School of Art, MLitt in Sculpture. She has taken part in a number of residencies including SIM, Reykjavik; Saksala, Finland and also the ‘Floating Laboratory in The Northern Isles’ a month long sailing residency around the Shetland Islands with The Clipperton Project previously. She has been researching the idea of ‘constructed landscapes’, spaces which are artificially created environments, for example gardens, landscaped parks, and greenhouses. MacPherson’s work is between painting and installation and often engages with the space it exists within.

    www.shonamacpherson.com