Approved: 16.08.2006

Peter Finnemore

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I am a photographic artist who works within a context of fine art ideas. These images evolve from an ongoing artistic investigation which began as an exploration into the notion of home, memory, story and history within a Welsh cultural context. These works explores the intimacy of a garden space as a site of performance, artistic activity, of drawing and imagination. My photographic

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  • Location: Llanelli, Wales
 

Biography

Concepts I am a photographic artist who works within a context of fine art ideas. These images evolve from an ongoing artistic investigation which began as an exploration into the notion of home, memory, story and history within a Welsh cultural context. These works explores the intimacy of a garden space as a site of performance, artistic activity, of drawing and imagination. My photographic artwork is a construction of ideas, blending fact and fiction, history and myth, observation and manufacture. Influences Humour, Psychology, Spirituality/Religion, Postmodernism, History of Art and Photography, Welsh/British History, Cultural Identity (European, Welsh/Cymraeg) Teaching experience 1996/89 Visiting Lecturer, Bournemouth and Polle College of Art and Design 1996/98 Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art 1995 Assistant Professor, Photography Department, University of Michagan, USA 1993/94 Teaching Assistant, Photography Department, University of Michagan, USA 1990 Part-time Lecturer, Art Department, Barmulloch College fo Further Education 1989 Instructor, Art, Maryhill Arts Centre Areas of work Adult education Community arts Exhibiting Lecturing Practice-based research Private commissions Public art Residencies Workshops Collections Arts Council of England, Collection Oriel Mostyn Collection, Llandudno, Wales Scottish Arts Council, Collection Orchard Education Centre, Hamilton, Scotland

CV & Education

Protected Programme Projects (PPP) 2004 - Fire Gardener 2004 - Flying Under the Radar Qualifications and training 1994 - Master of Fine Art, Photography, University of Michigan, USA 1988 - Post-graduate Diploma, Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 1984 - BA Hons, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 1982 - Foundation Art Certificate, Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen Solo exhibitions 2010 - To the Buddha - veils and voids, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 2009 - Recent Acquisitions, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK 2007 - Challenging Futures, Adapting Wales to New Climates, Julian Hodge Building , Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, Wales 2007 - Futures and Regions, Clarion Hotel, Sligo, Ireland 2007 - Project Jedi and other Stories, Utah Arts Centre, Ephraim, Utah, USA 2005 - Project Jedi, Gallery 40000, Chicago, USA 2005 - Project Jedi, Gallery Boreas, Brooklyn, NY, USA 2005 - Zen Gardener, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK 2005 - Zen Gardener, Moravarian Gallery, Bruno, Czech Republic, Bruno, Czech Republic 2005 - Zen Gardener, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic 2005 - Zen Gardener, Turner House, Penarth, Wales, UK 2004 - Tailspin, University of Deby, Derby, England, UK 2004 - Zen Gardener, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK 2003 - Field of Vision, Bedford Creative Arts Gallery, Bedford, England, UK 2001 - Gwendraeth House, Oriel 31, Newtown, Wales, UK 2000 - Gwendraeth House, FFotogallery, Cardiff, Wales 2000 - Gwendraeth House, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK 2000 - In the Year 2525- installation artwork, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli, Wales, UK 1995 - Inheritance, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales 1995 - Inheritance, Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge 1994 - Finnemore's Wake, Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1993 - Inheritance, Streetlevel Gallery, Glasgow Group exhibitions 2010 - The Silent Vilage, Ffotogallery@Turner House, Penarth, Wales, UK 2010 - To the Buddha - veils and voids, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK 2010 - We Have the Mirrors, We Have the Plans, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK 2009 - Extraordinary Days, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK 2009 - Sight and Sound, National Galleries and Museums of Wales, , Cardiff, Wales 2008 - Artfutures 2008, Bloomsberg Art Space, , London, England 2008 - Bad Joke, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia 2008 - Fantasy / Denial – Ffotogallery commissions in Wales – part ll, Ffotogallery @ Turnerhouse, , Penarth, Wales 2008 - Unreliable Truths (transformation & illusion in photographic practise), Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK 2007 - Bad Joke, Center of Contemporary Arts, Tallinn, Estonia 2007 - Between Us, National Newark Building, Newark, New Jersey, USA 2007 - In Your Backyard. : New Housing in the City, Suburb and Country , Lynch Architects Pavilion, Ideal Home Exhibition, London 2007 - London Video Archives, Festival de Videoarte del Mercado de las Flores, , Madrid, Spain 2007 - Sequences, Real Time Festival, Laborious, , Reikjavik, Iceland 2007 - Year 07 London Art Fair, County Hall, London, England 2006 - Aqua - Site-Ations Art International, Deositos de Pignatelli, Zaragosa, Spain 2006 - Gstaad Film Festival, Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland 2006 - Humor Me, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA 2006 - Short Turns, Argos, Brussels, Belgium 2006 - Somewhere Else / Something Else - Wales at the Venice Biennale, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, UK 2005 - Brought to Light, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK 2005 - Green, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England, UK 2005 - Loop / Off Loop, Video Art Festival, Espai Ubu, Barcelona, Spain 2005 - Over & Over, Again & Again, Centre of Contemporary Art, Vilinius, Lithuania 2005 - Somewhere Else, 51st International Art Festival, Venice Biennale, The Ex Birreria, Giudecca, Venice, Italy 2004 - Horizon, Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag, Netherlands 2003 - Elsewhere, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK 2002 - Ystir Y Tir / The Meaning of the Land, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, France 2001 - "Wales" - Unauthorised Versions, House of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia 2001 - Recent Acquisitions, The Art Museum, University of Princeton, Princeton, USA 2000 - Locws International, Ty Llen, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wales, UK 1999 - Certain Welsh Artists, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK 1999 - Superstructure, Center of Visual Art, Cardiff, Wales, UK 1998 - New British Photography, Real Gallery, New York, USA 1996 - Book Art, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales 1995 - Fellowship Exhibition, American Photography Institute, New York, USA 1992 - Discursive Landscapes, Mai De la Photo, Reims, France 1991 - Pivot, Photographers From Wales and Philadelphia, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales 1990 - Camera Art In Scotland, Houston Photofest, Texas, USA 1990 - New Scottish Photography, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 1989 - Young European Photographer, Frankfurt, Germany Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Gold Medal for Visual Arts - 2005, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Eryri a'r Cyffiniau, Snowdon, Wales, UK 2003 - Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK 1999 - Artist in Residence Fellowship, Light Work, Syracuse, New York, USA 1996 - Winner 8th Oriel Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK Publications 2010 - The Architectural Review (magazine) Volume 1357, London, England 2010 - The Silent Village, (book) Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales 2010 - We Have the Mirrors, We Have the Plans (book), Mostyn,LLandudno, Wales 2008 - Unreliable Truths (transformation & illusion in photographic practise) Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum publication (catalogue) 2007 - Next Level – Art /Photography / Ideas (magazine) Edition 12 -Glasgow 2006 - Site-ations International Europe 2005-2006 catalogue 2005 - Contact Sheet, The Light Work Annual 2005 2005 - Somewhere Else Wales at the 51st Venice Biennale, catalogue 2004 - Zen Gardener (catalogue) Oriel Mostyn Gallery 2002 - Source Magazine, issue 32, Autumn 2002 2000 - Gwendraeth House, Catalogue, Ffotogallery, Cardiff 2000 - Portfolio Magazine (no.31 ) Edinburgh, Scotland