Approved: 16.08.2006

Briony Anderson

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Briony Anderson's practice ranges from studio-based work to collaborative projects, often seeking a reinvestigation of the cultural significance of landscape. Current work responds to 18th and 19th century portraiture, but only to its backgrounds (backdrops of landscape). The resulting paintings are limited solely to the landscape elements of each full image - studying the act of looking rather than

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Briony Anderson's practice ranges from studio-based work to collaborative projects, often seeking a reinvestigation of the cultural significance of landscape. Current work responds to 18th and 19th century portraiture, but only to its backgrounds (backdrops of landscape). The resulting paintings are limited solely to the landscape elements of each full image - studying the act of looking rather than direct observation. Past projects include Studies for Raeburn (Edinburgh Art Festival 2009), The Melancholy Thistle and Other Works (Aberdeen Art Gallery, 2008), Dances for Landseer, (Peacock Visual Arts 2007) and Two (AirSpace Gallery, 2007). Anderson completed her MA at The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 2005. In 2010 she was awarded Acme Studio's five year Fire Station live/work residency.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training
2005 - MA (hons) Fine Art , Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh

Solo exhibitions
2010 - Briony Anderson, Meredith Gunderson Projects, London
2009 - Studies for Raeburn, Royal Society of Edinburgh/Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
2007 - AndersonMacgee: Two, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
2007 - The Melancholy Thistle and Other Works, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2006 - AM01:III, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen

Group exhibitions
2012 - Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen
2012 - Works on Paper, Eb&Flow, London
2011 - RSA Annual Exhibition (invited artist) , Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2011 - Since Tomorrow, Eb&Flow, London
2011 - Sum Parts, Acme project Space, London
2010 - The Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Fleming Collection, London
2010 - Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2009 - Old Masters Reinterpretation, Rollo Contemporary Art, London
2008 - PlayTehkne, Et Cetera Gallery, London
2006 - Art Cup, Deveron Arts, Aberdeenshire
2006 - Dance Everyday / Everyday Dance, Atopia projects, Icelandic Academy of the Arts,Reykjavik;, Arts Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory (AIRL), Tbilisi; Pro qm, Berlin
2006 - RGI The Heart of Art 145th Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell North Street, Glasgow
2006 - Transpositions, Seven Seven Gallery, London
2005 - Artist's Book Project, School of Art, Media and Design, UWE, Bristol
2005 - by leaves we live: a celebration of artists books and small presses, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Residencies
2012 - Cill Rialaig Residency, Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2008 - Live/Work Fire Station Residency, Acme Studios, London
2005 - Cove Park Springboard Residency, Cove Park, Scotland

Projects
2006 - Contributor to "Dance Everyday / Everyday Dance", Atopia projects, Atopia Journal MANIFESTO
2005 - Grey Hope, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, US

Competitions, prizes and awards
2011 - RSA Guthrie Award for Painting, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2008 - Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council, Scotland
2007 - Creative and Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council, Scotland
2006 - Aberdeenshire Visual Artists' Award, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh
2006 - The Mabel Mackinlay Award, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow
2005 - Andrew Grant Bequest Travel Bursary
2005 - Peacock Visual arts Moving Image Award

Publications
2007 - AndersonMacgee: Two (ed. Dave Beech)
2007 - The Melancholy Thistle and Other Works (ed. Gavin Morrison)
2006 - AM01:III (Dances for Landseer) (ed. Jack Mottram)
2005 - and she was still dancing...(ed. AndersonMacgee)

Other
2008 - Artists in Schools Project, Cove Park, Scotland
2008 - Symposium: Hidden Ontologies-Re-interpretation of a Collection, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen