Approved: 16.08.2006

Fiona Watson

Artist, Maker, Film-maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
The patterns, rhythms, forms and colours of nature in a microscopic and macroscopic sense have always inspired me. Peripheral vision, a momentary glance at things overlooked or discarded will often spark an idea - something from nothing. In a chemistry of vision, memory and observation, the imagery becomes a sort of visual poem, a simplification to draw the eye to an essence.

Influences
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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Activities: Private commissions
  • Artforms / Project Types: Digital, Film & Video, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
  • Tags: artist, printmaker, photography, printmaking
 

Biography

Concepts The patterns, rhythms, forms and colours of nature in a microscopic and macroscopic sense have always inspired me. Peripheral vision, a momentary glance at things overlooked or discarded will often spark an idea - something from nothing. In a chemistry of vision, memory and observation, the imagery becomes a sort of visual poem, a simplification to draw the eye to an essence. Influences The main visual influence on my work was studying biology - an invaluable system of observation and interpretation. Sources of inspiration include travel, music, bookshops, ephemera, TV and films, the inconspicuous, things misread, out of focus, discarded, Photoshop, wild goose chases, the space between dreams and waking, snippets of conversation, family and friends. Career path Studying Biological Sciences at Leicester University taught me how to focus and explore possibilities - a view into an unseen world. I studied printmaking at the Glasgow Print Studio including etching, screenprinting, lithography and relief printing. The experience of working with artists here and with visiting artists from around the world is invaluable. My aim is to wander without certainty and paint whatever catches my eye.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2013 - Unreliable Imaginations, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Scotland 2010 - Of a Delicate Nature, Howden Park Centre, Livingston, Scotland 2009 - The Space Between, The Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2009 - The Space Between, The Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland 2008 - Between Earth and Sky, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 2004 - Natural Philosophy, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2001 - Drawing the Line Somewhere, Cambell Associates, Glasgow 2000 - Sensitive Chaos, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 1998 - Breaking Symmetry, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Group exhibitions 2013 - Blueprint, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Scotland 2012 - Black, White and Gold, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Scotland 2012 - Cabinet Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow Scotland 2012 - Inspired Editions, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Scotland 2012 - Notes on Birds and Other Beasts, Castle Gallery, Inverness Scotland 2010 - Tunnocked, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Scotland 2009 - Five Scottish Print Studios, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, USA 2009 - Summer Exhibition, McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas, Scotland 2008 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London 2008 - Summer Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Cambridge, England 2007 - Scottish Printmakers, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland 2007 - Winter Show, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Isles, Scotland 2006 - Beings, Will's Art Warehouse, London 2006 - The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London 2005 - Bliss, Will's Art Warehouse, London 2005 - British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London 2005 - RGI Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow 2005 - Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2005 - Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales 2004 - RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2003 - 5th International Miniprint, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 2003 - Sanctuary, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2002 - Art for Europe, Scotland House, Brussels 2002 - British Contemporaries, Compass Gallery, Glasgow 2002 - Global Matrix, Purdue University, Indiana, USA 2002 - Royal Glasgow Institute, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow 2002 - Summer Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge 2001 - Napier, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 2000 - Digitally Mastered, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2000 - Miniare, La Bibliotheque National du Quebec, Montreal Canada 2000 - Relativities, Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol 2000 - World Festival Art on Paper, Kranj, Slovenia