Mary Vivienne Husted

Artist, Curator, Writer

Concepts My central concerns are with image, memory, identity and landscape. I find that different conditions of light challenge habits of perception - where or what are things ? My work uses various illusionistic devices to portray this ambiguity of the nature and location of things, and to reflect their forms and qualities. I am also interested in the use of books and notebooks as repositories of an artist's thinking processes. Whereas in my 3D work I am exploring space dimensions, in my books I am more concerned with time. Influences Aesthetic/Formal concern, Emotions, Environment/Ecology, British, own gender (Female), mythology, issues of identity, personal histories, the link between visual art and contemporary music. Career path Qualifications: 1990 BA Hons, Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Teaching Experience: 2007 Workshops, Newport City Museum and Art Gallery 2006 Collage workshops, UWIC, Cardiff 2005 3D workshops, UWIC, Cardiff 2004 Collage workshop and guest lectures, Chinese University of Hong Kong 2003 Collage workshops for UWIC 2002 Workshops for UWIC, Cardiff and Newport City Council Schools Programme 2000 Workshops for Camarthenshire College, Faculty of Art and for Permanent Waves Women's Arts, in Barry (part of their Isolated Communities project) 1999/00 Occasional Lecture, Foundation, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Areas of work: Exhibiting Practice-based research Collections: New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge Broken Hill Proprietries Collection, Melbourne, Australia Australian National University Collection British High Commission, Canberra Contemporary Arts Society for Wales Newport Museum and Art Gallery Education Collection Private collections in Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and USA read full statement

Location Barry, Wales