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exhibitions & events 2018

Ciara Philips - Glasgow International

Ciara Philips - Glasgow International
Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 20th April - 3rd June

Preview: 19th April

For Glasgow International 2018 Glasgow Print Studio presents a print installation by long term studio member and recent Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips.

Phillips’ practice, which addresses issues around women’s representation and self-actualisation, takes an experimental and process focussed approach to printmaking. Working primarily in the medium of screenprint, her artworks combine text, photography and abstract forms to create work with a strong aesthetic and conceptual voice.

For this exhibition Phillips works with GPS Master Printers Scott Campbell and Ian McNicol to produce screenprints, etchings and monoprints.

Ciara Phillips (born 1976 in Ottawa, Canada) has a BA in Fine Art from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and an MA from The Glasgow School of Art (2004). In 2014 she was nominated for the Turner Prize for an exhibition titled Workshop (2010 - ongoing) at The Showroom, London.  Other recent solo exhibitions have been staged at Benaki Museum, Athens (2017); Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2016); Western Front, Vancouver (2016); CCA Derry-Londonderry (2016); Konsthall C, Stockholm (2015); Bergen Kunsthall (2014); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2013); Neues Museum Nürnberg (2013) and Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf (2010). Group exhibitions include: British Art Show 8 in Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton (2015-17); Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (2014); There Will Be New Rules Next Week, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2013); Pull Everything Out (with Corita Kent), Spike Island, Bristol (2012); Who Decides?, Stadtgalerie Mannheim (2012); Zwishenraum: Space Between, Kunstverein Hamburg (2010). She has been artist-in-residence at Queen's University, Kingston; Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, California; St. John's College, Oxford; Drawing Room, London and Spike Island, Bristol.  Phillips often works collaboratively and is the founder of the artists' collective, Poster Club.

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Image: 'Every Woman a Signal Tower' (2015), screenprint on linen, 119 x 84 cm. Photo credit: Alan Dimmick


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