Approved: 16.08.2006

Jennifer Douglas

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Through a dialogue between an informal and chance methodology of sculptural arrangement and a purposefully codified register of materials I explore the relationship between installation, incident and its implied significance. My most recent body of works employ the inherent properties of materials that are combined as constituents to echo linguistic syntax. This creates a sculptural phraseology that

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  • Location: Gateshead, North East
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
 

Biography

Through a dialogue between an informal and chance methodology of sculptural arrangement and a purposefully codified register of materials I explore the relationship between installation, incident and its implied significance. My most recent body of works employ the inherent properties of materials that are combined as constituents to echo linguistic syntax. This creates a sculptural phraseology that conspires to an allusion of narrative structure and points reflexively to the irreconcilable dynamics between social conformity and individual ambition. I am purposefully making things from mediums that tell a story or communicate, and I seek to mis-communicate this: to twist it, and disguise it. I think that often there is a sense that the works create a scene where something has happened, or is just about to... That the materials are reduced to a base-state and then re-presented is both destructive and sinister.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 1999 - BA Fine Art, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1995 - BTEC Diploma: Art and Design, High Wycombe College of Higher Education, Buckinghamshire Solo exhibitions 2012 - Would you care for anything?, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 - The Short Score, Durham Art Gallery, Durham 2008 - Fantastica , Grundy Art Gallery & Museum, Blackpool 2007 - The Wood Between the Worlds, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead 2005 - High Roller, Project Rooms, Glasgow Group exhibitions 2012 - Collecting Contemporary Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2012 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead 2012 - Salon Art Prize 2012 (Overall prize winner), Matt Roberts Gallery, London 2011 - Rotate, Contemporary Art Society & Shortlist Media, London 2010 - Northern Futures , The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire 2009 - Business Network Collection, Coopers Building, Newcastle upon Tyne 2008 - From Acanthus to Zebrawood, Cooper Gallery, Dundee 2008 - Passed as Present, York City Art Gallery, York 2008 - Tomorrow The Future, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton 2007 - Emergency 3, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2006 - You Shall Know Our Velocity, Baltic Gallery, Gateshead 2005 - Exit Strategy, Tramway, Glasgow 2005 - Strange Currencies, Park Circus, Glasgow 2004 - Nimbostratus Blue, EmergeD, Glasgow 2004 - The Games We Play, University of the Arts, Budapest 2004 - The International Exchange, New York School of Fine Arts, New York 2003 - Space Between Us, SMART Project Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2002 - Capital, VANE, Newcastle 2002 - Ladies Only, Collect Gallery, Liverpool 2001 - Wall, Buddle Arts Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000 - Playing Fields, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000 - Precedence, Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1999 - Degree Show, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 1999 - Rocket 2, VANE, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1999 - Towards The Millennium, Artsway, Hampshire 1999 - VANE Export, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm 1999 - Waygood Boutique, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne Residencies 2007 - International Research Residency, ArtGene, Barrow-in-Furness 2004 - Fellowship, Northern Print Studio, North Shields 2000 - Artist in residence, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1999 - Artist in residence, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire Private commissions 2007 - Fantastica , Jerwood Space, London 2004 - Nimbostratus Blue, EmergeD, Newcastle Upon Tyne Public commissions 2009 - Underland, Bishopbriggs underpass, Glasgow Other 2012 - Salon Art Prize - Overall prize winner, Matt Roberts Gallery, London