Approved: 12.02.2011

Becky Haughton

Artist, Technician, Teacher

Approved: 12.02.2011

I make drawings and prints from photographs, constructing new versions of the original images by selecting, editing, simplifying, inventing imagery and mixing up visual languages. My versions of these images are as much an exploration of mark-making and printmaking as they are reconstructions of an experience of time and place. Digital drawing tools expand my range of mark making and photo etching and screen-print are processes with which I can easily integrate the digital and hand-made. I also favour traditional methods of acid etching on metal plate for the variety of unique marks that the process has to offer and the prospect of the unexpected. I'm interested in visual memories that on reflection appear to have been very beautiful, sensational and poetic; how with each reconstruction these moments can become more invented, embellished or reduced.

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  • Location: Falmouth, South West
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Workshops, Community arts
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: Etching Screenprint Drawing Photopolymer Painting Paper Landscape Figurative
 
 

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    Biography

    I make drawings and prints from photographs, constructing new versions of the original images by selecting, editing, simplifying, inventing imagery and mixing up visual languages. My versions of these images are as much an exploration of mark-making and printmaking as they are reconstructions of an experience of time and place. Digital drawing tools expand my range of mark making and photo etching and screen-print are processes with which I can easily integrate the digital and hand-made. I also favour traditional methods of acid etching on metal plate for the variety of unique marks that the process has to offer and the prospect of the unexpected. I'm interested in visual memories that on reflection appear to have been very beautiful, sensational and poetic; how with each reconstruction these moments can become more invented, embellished or reduced.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art (Drawing & Printmaking), University College Falmouth, Cornwall

    Solo exhibitions

    2014 - Memory Process, International Print Biennale, The Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House, Tyneside

    Selected Group exhibitions

    2015 - Manhatten GraphicsCenter, MiniaturePrint Exhibition, New York

    2015 - National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

    2014 - Spring Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St.Ives

    2013 - Multiple Choice: Contemporary Prints and Editions from Private Collections in the North, Granary Gallery, Berwick

    2012 - 8th British International Mini-Print, UK touring exhibition

    2012 - Ascenders-Five Approaches to Printmaking, Back Lane West, Redruth

    2011 - A4 Printmakers, Marc Gravers Gallery (touring to Exchange, Penzance in April 2011), Wharepuke, New Zealand

    2011 - International Print Biennale, Northern Print, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    2011 - Print!, The Exchange, Penzance

    2011 - 7th International Mini-Print Exhibition (UK Touring Exhibition 2009-2011), Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley, Liverpool

    2011 - This Impossibly Conjured World, Glove Box, Bristol

    2010 - Prints-John Howard's Studio, Bedales Arts, Petersfield

    2009 - Impress 09, Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative, Stroud

    2009 - RWA Print Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2011 - shortlisted for Print Awards, International Print Biennale, NewcastleUpon Tyne

    2010 - Special Prize - A4 Printmakers, Touring Exhibition, Penryn, Wharepuke, Penzance

    2006 - shortlisted for Falmouth University Midas Projects Award

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