Approved: 16.08.2006

Simon Fenoulhet

Artist, Project manager, Consultant, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is concerned with the poetic transformation of ordinary domestic materials. Using furniture, cutlery and other familiar objects, I create installations that offer paradoxical alternatives to our objective reading of the material world. Recently I've been working with light to render objects in new ways using projection, lasers and light transmitting plastics.

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  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Activities: Higher education, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy
  • Categories: Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Public Art
  • Tags: Light Installation, Site Specific, Projection
 

Biography

My work is concerned with the poetic transformation of ordinary domestic materials. Using furniture, cutlery and other familiar objects, I create installations that offer paradoxical alternatives to our objective reading of the material world. Recently I've been working with light to render objects in new ways using projection, lasers and light transmitting plastics.

I studied fine art at both Newport and Cardiff colleges of Art, gaining a Masters Degree in 1987. I have worked throughout Wales as an artist, exhibition organiser and public art consultant. From 1991-02 I was Deputy Director of Cywaith Cymru Artworks Wales, the national organisation for public art. From 2011-13 I was Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Wales Newport until the course was closed. I am now working freelance as an artist, teacher and art consultant mainly in Wales.

CV & Education

Protected Programme Projects (PPP) 2006 - Looking for Darkness 2005 - Another Light Solo exhibitions 2010 - Lucent Lines, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, South Wales 2005 - Another Light, Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea 2003 - Light Works, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff 1998 - Groundless, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 1992 - Ars Domestica, Swansea Arts Workshop Group exhibitions 2008 - If You Build It, They Will Come., G39, Cardiff 2007 - Addiction, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff 2000 - Hyper Art, G 39, Cardiff 1997 - Coed Hills, St Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan 1995 - Word Overall, Swansea Arts Workshop 1994 - Inter-View, Chapter, Cardiff 1994 - Siteations, Artists Project, Cardiff 1992 - Group Show, Cardiff Old Library Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Gold Medal for Fine Art, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ebbw Vale 2005 - Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales