Approved: 27.09.2011

Melissa Mahon

Artist, Maker, Film-maker, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 27.09.2011

Working with photography, sculpture and installation, the work examines the tension bewtween what is seen as opposed to what is understood. My work could be seen as a sculptural response to the photograph. 

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  • Location: Bath, South West
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Installation, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: sculpture, photography, installation, practise based research
 

Biography

Working with photography, sculpture and installation, the work examines the tension bewtween what is seen as opposed to what is understood. My work could be seen as a sculptural response to the photograph. 

The subject of the work is found traces inadvertantly left by people, usually in empty workplaces - the leftovers.  I never include figures in the work, preferring to suggest activity just outside of the frame. While I am interested in presence and absence, there is also an attention to the found spatial arrangements - found still lives.

http://www.melissamahon@me.com

CV & Education

 

Currently I'm involed doing phd research and practise at Bath Spa University.

http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/art-and-design/research-in-art-and-design/phd-and-postgraduate

Qualifications and selected exhibitions

2013 - MFA, Bath Spa University

2012 - Solo show - Unnoticed - Everyday, GN1, Dublin

         - Curated project - 'Is this the correct time?', Leeds Met Universtiy, Leeds Train Station

2011 - BA Hons, Bath Spa University

2010 - 97 Miles West, Truman Brewery, London

         - Wilderness, American Museum, Bath

2009 - Artist in Residence, Downside School, Somerset

2006 - Bath College