Approved: 19.09.2007

Gemma Coyle

Artist, Project manager, Arts development worker, Gallery educator

Approved: 19.09.2007

The perturbing, complex, breathtaking, curious, wondrous and absurd world around us, as well as the variety of living forms on it, is the substance that feeds my imagination. I am constantly commenting and trying to solve relevant issues within my works, either in day to day life or more serious global problems such as religious, political or environmental. I believe that humour is one human reaction that is capable of connecting everyone. It echoes a natural human response to issues of difficulty, i.e. – “you have to laugh…”, and through the serious and highly crafted nature of my constructions, it often resonates with elements which are very dark and present within our lives.

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
 

Biography

The perturbing, complex, breathtaking, curious, wondrous and absurd world around us, as well as the variety of living forms on it, is the substance that feeds my imagination. I am constantly commenting and trying to solve relevant issues within my works, either in day to day life or more serious global problems such as religious, political or environmental. I believe that humour is one human reaction that is capable of connecting everyone. It echoes a natural human response to issues of difficulty, i.e. – “you have to laugh…”, and through the serious and highly crafted nature of my constructions, it often resonates with elements which are very dark and present within our lives.

I utilise whatever material best suites the concept. As a result my works can be created from anything.

I think that art now has the ability to show and tell, in a contemporary way, what it means to be alive today. It can sensitise us to something in the world, clarify our perceptions and make us aware of decisions we have made. 

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - MA in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh 1999 - First Class BA Hons in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Private commissions 2006 - The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock Projects 2006 - Chosen Artist by East Ayrshire Council to design a Public Art work , Western Road, Kilmarnock 2006 - Chosen Artist by 'Impact Arts' to design a Public Art work, Yoker, Glasgow Publications 2005 - Selected by ‘Something Haptic’ to Publish my book 'Don't mind the mule', Glasgow

Links

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