Approved: 10.03.2014

Adelaide Shalhope

Artist

Approved: 10.03.2014

I'm interested in exploring what happens when I honestly come to terms with the fact that I don't know and each step into that unknown is a pure moment of discovery -- a simple step by step joy at uncovering what is underneath the surface of the materials and images with which I work. It's less that I want to make things than I want to listen to the 'energy of things' and through this listening facilitate a conversation between them. As I listen, I see, catching a glimpse into how this visual story will unfold. Through this process I begin to unearth the fragile boundaries and the subtle relationships between the human-made and the naturally formed.

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  • Location: Gartness, Scotland
  • Artforms: Mixed media , Photography , Sculpture , Textiles
  • Tags: abstract photography, mixed media, collage, textiles, fibre art, found object art, environmental art, photography, texture, abstract images
 
 

Biography

I'm interested in exploring what happens when I honestly come to terms with the fact that I don't know and each step into that unknown is a pure moment of discovery -- a simple step by step joy at uncovering what is underneath the surface of the materials and images with which I work. It's less that I want to make things than I want to listen to the 'energy of things' and through this listening facilitate a conversation between them. As I listen, I see, catching a glimpse into how this visual story will unfold. Through this process I begin to unearth the fragile boundaries and the subtle relationships between the human-made and the naturally formed.

Ultimately I aim to bring to light the unappreciated, vulnerable, and strange beauty that exists in our world.

Let me collect my thoughts;
small stones, driftwood, bent and rusted bits of metal.

I've no need for memories.
I'm interested in the moment as a gathering up of space
so that time can pass gently through it.

 

 

 

 

CV & Education

Education

1999   Certificate in Interior Design and Decoration, Inchbald School of Design, London, England

1995   M.Ed Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1986   B.F.A. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas                                                                                                  

 

Additional Coursework

2008   Art as Fashion/Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2007   Jewelry I: Metalsmithing, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2014   Ann Street Gallery - Materiality, Newburgh, New York

2011   Gallery 23, Wrapped Up - Lancaster, UK

2006   The French Library, selected group exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts

2005   C Duell Arts, Fort Point Channel Open, Boston, Massachusetts

2001   Shaw Cramer Gallery (solo show) Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

 

Selected Commissions

2013   Ms. Vibeke Lien, Skotsolv, Norway - mixed media sculpture

2012   Ms. Kristrin Gunnesdottr, Lancaster, UK - mixed media assemblage

2011   Ms. Kristin Caulfield, Cambridge, Massachusetts - mixed media sculpture

2006   Ms. Katherine Solomon, New York, New York - textile wall hanging

2005   Mrs. Southie Bundy, Cambridge, Massachusetts - textile wall hanging

2005   Mrs. Margaret Schumann, Cambridge, Massachusetts - textile wall hanging

2005   Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter, Princeton, New Jersey - textile wall hanging

2001   Mrs. Nancy Talbot, Chilmark, Massachusetts - textile wall hanging

2001   Mrs. Diane Congdon, Chilmark, Massachusetts - textile wall hanging

1998   Mrs. Linda Solomon, New York, New York - textile wall hanging

1998   Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts - textile wall hanging