Approved: 16.08.2006

Blair Cunningham

Artist, Art historian, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

I have always been strongly attracted to not only the physical spaces that we inhabit, but also our inner spaces, the dreams and thoughts we have and our interactions with them. The systems or dialogues we create to understand and contextualise our environment whether physically or intellectually has provided a rich source form which to draw. Communication in the form of maps, text and intuitive mark

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Activities: Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy
  • Categories: Book Works, Drawing, Glass, Mixed Media, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

I have always been strongly attracted to not only the physical spaces that we inhabit, but also our inner spaces, the dreams and thoughts we have and our interactions with them. The systems or dialogues we create to understand and contextualise our environment whether physically or intellectually has provided a rich source form which to draw. Communication in the form of maps, text and intuitive mark making form the core of my practice and are used to open a dialogue, exploring how we create languages as a way to comprehend and communicate. I explore this primarily through drawing, print, photography and sculpture.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1999 - M.F.A, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland Solo exhibitions 2007 - Wonderline, Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow 2006 - Cartograph, Vitrine, Leeds 2001 - In-Between, Intermedia, Glasgow, Scotland Group exhibitions 2009 - Die,Die,Die, Transmission Gallery, 45 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RA 2009 - Reflections in Glass, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, UK 2008 - Glasgow International Artists Book fair, Royal Concert Hall , Glasgow 2008 - New Works , Brown’s Gallery, Tain 2007 - SUPERMARKET 2007, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 2005 - Art Emergency, Blue oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 2004 - Artist Books, By a Shoal of Mackerel publishers, Center for Contemporary Art Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland Curated projects 2009 - Curating of Art and Decorative Glass Collection , Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley Residencies 1999 - British Airways Creative Connections, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Public commissions 2009 - New Work Commission , Cannonhall Museum , Barnsley, Uk Projects 2011 - Submission evaluators for curatorial training programme development , Studio 41, Glasgow