Residents / THIStudios Residency Exchange 2018

  • Astrid Leeson

    THIStudios Residency Exchange 2018

    Visual Art, UK

    Astrid Leeson’s work explores notions of history and our connections to place. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2009 and returned to complete an MFA in Arts & Humanities in 2017. Leeson had a solo exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar in April 2018. She was part of TRIGGER, an ArtworksScotland/Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded research network (2011-13); received the RSA New Contemporaries, Stewart Prize (2010); and was commissioned to make a public artwork for Volvo in Perth (2009). She has also worked on cultural development and widening access programmes in further eduction and heritage organisations.

  • Paula Smolarska

    THIStudios Residency Exchange 2018

    Visual Art, London UK

    Paula Smolarska works across sculpture, installation and text. She is interested in the production of space situated within the interface of the body and the built environment, where imagination completes tactile and visual knowledge. Smolarska graduated with MA in Sculpture from Royal College of Art in 2017. Her exhibitions include When I held you in my arms…, UCA Farnham (2018), Sculpture Project, Camden Art Centre (2017), The Lounger Lover, The Faker, The Ikea Expert, Passen-gers (2016), ECA, Scotland (2016). She is a current artist in residence at PSC, where her text-based work will take on a physical form in Castellon, Spain.