Approved: 20.08.2012

Holly Rowan Hesson

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Consultant, Researcher

Approved: 20.08.2012

Through intuitive and process-led image making, I create dialogues with material, sites and residual memories. This interrogation regularly starts from abstract photographs I make in situ capturing my interest in specific man-made structures, buildings and physical spaces.

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  • Location: Manchester, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, England
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Curating, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: photography, painting, installation, site responsive, sculpture, abstract, minimal, projection, colour, light
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Through intuitive and process-led image making, I create dialogues with material, sites and residual memories. This interrogation regularly starts from abstract photographs I make in situ capturing my interest in specific man-made structures, buildings and physical spaces.

    Exploring uncertainty and transience, my work is concerned with the actual fragility and transitory nature of what seems solid, weighty and permanent, both physically and also in the way things are perceived.

    My resulting sculptural and installation work is multi-layered with uncertain depth of focus.

     

    Biography/ CV: http://hollyrowanhesson.co.uk/about

    Works: http://hollyrowanhesson.co.uk/portfolio

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions

    • Assembly, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2016
    • New work, &Model, Leeds, 2016 
    • Only forward?, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013

    Group exhibitions

    • The Manchester Contemporary, Castlefield Gallery stand, Manchester, 2015
    • Tracing PAPER, PAPER Gallery, Manchester, 2015 
    • Manifest, Manchester, 2015
    • Glitter & Gold, Cardroom, Manchester, 2014
    • MULTIPLY, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2014
    • Winter Exhibition, Artsmill, Hebden Bridge, 2014
    • Bankley Open, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2014
    • HOARD, HOARD, Leeds, 2014
    • Society of Island Universes, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2014
    • Out With The Bath Water, HOARD, Leeds, 2014
    • Artifice, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2013
    • Catalyst, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013
    • Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013
    • Summer Show, Malgras Naudet, Manchester, 2013
    • DISTORT:WARP, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2013
    • Journeys and Migrations, Hand Made in Bradford, Bradford, 2012
    • Reverb, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2012
    • Northern Lights, Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, 2012
    • Papergirl Manchester, Soup Kitchen, Manchester, 2010

    Residencies

    • &Model residency, &Model, Leeds, 2016
    • Pre-Assembly, Free for Arts Festival, Manchester, 2014
    • Society of Island Universes, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2014
    • From the Rooftops, The Penthouse NQ, Manchester, 2013
    • Catalyst, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013
    • Only forward?, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013

    Awards

    • Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award, 2016
    • Arts Council Grants for the arts award, 2015/16
    • Castlefield Gallery/ Creative Industries Trafford  individual mentoring award, 2015
    • Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme by PAPER Gallery award, 2015
    • Bankley Gallery Open Call 2014 first prize winner, 2014

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    Education

    • MA Contemporary Fine Art (Distinction), University of Salford, 2013
    • Certificate in Art and Design (Distinction), Calderdale College, 2010
    • Common Purpose (Leadership Programme) Graduate – Greater Manchester Programme
    • Professional Certificate in Management – Open University Business School
    • BA Hons French Studies – University of Manchester

    Professional development and memberships

    Consultancy