Wendy Bibby


Although formerly a painter and sculptor I have found the process of printmaking conducive to developing my ideas. I have extended my work using silkscreen, or carborundum and etching combinations, some work contains a combination of both monoprint and silkscreen. At present I am allowing much of my work to be led by processes; processes as inherent in printmaking and lens based work, combining the technique of the cyanotype with digitally manipulated imagery. Some work is a combination of cyanotype with silkscreen, or carborundum or stands alone as digital image photography. The recurring themes within my work revolve around the play of light on surfaces, specular reflection, and both the definition of and dematerialization of planes by the projection of light from exterior to interior spaces. My immediate work is with transparent layers of colour in the medium of silkscreen pursuing the fleeting dichotomy of after-images within structural confines. I find source for inspiration in the impact of architecture in the environment and artists whose work impacts on and with claimed human spaces such as Richard Serra and James Turrell. I enjoy Gordon Matta-Clark's architectural interventions. I envisage that the directions my future work may take will contain a three dimensional element combining: printing onto hard surfaces, work on free standing semi transparent layers, images projected onto three dimensional structures;recent work with fused glass both fulfils and extends this criteria for future development. Career path Studied at the Slade and awarded Nettleship Prize for painting and major drawing prize in final year Postgraduate Certificate in Education Pursued part-time studies in photography, ceramics and film making, while alternating painting and part-time teaching Study tour in Rome Moved to Scotland, took up print-making Studio exchange work in Berlin, 1998 Introduced to the cyanotype process and digital imaging techniques, combine with printmaking. Visited Beijing and Wudang Mountain (hubei Province), China: make documentary record of Buddhist Temples as a resource for future exhibition projects, 2003. Develop monoprint techniques at Vermont Studio Centre, 2006. Work with fused glass at Northlands Creative Glass ,led by Bulls Eye Glass

Location Maybole, Scotland
Activities Residencies, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Ceramics, Drawing, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture