Approved: 11.03.2013

Alana Tyson

Artist, Gallery educator

Approved: 11.03.2013

Alana Tyson’s work attempts to make sense of the world she inhabits. As an immigrant to the UK and a natural observer, she feels highly responsive to the contradictions of everyday life.

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    Artist Statement

    Alana Tyson’s work attempts to make sense of the world she inhabits. As an immigrant to the UK and a natural observer, she feels highly responsive to the contradictions of everyday life.

    Her uncertain questioning of diverse thematic concepts is a tactic for working through the problems she encounters, incorporating performance, sculpture and installation utilising found, altered and constructed elements.

    Tyson is drawn to dualities and incongruities. A commonality between her chosen materials is their link to domesticity. Everyday items, such as suit lining or crochet cotton, become carriers of meaning and reflections upon Tyson’s deep-rooted responses. The material contrasts and tension within Tyson’s work transforms the mundane into the visceral. 

    Alana Tyson is represented by Mark Devereux Projects

     

    CV & Education

    Education

    2002-2006         

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design

    Residencies

    2014-2015               

    • Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

    2015     

    • Textiles/Ceramics Artist in Residence, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

    2014               

    • Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn, Cumbria

    2010               

    • St[art] @ Art Central Residency, Calgary

    2007               

    • Alberta Printmakers' Society's Artist Residency

     

    Awards & Grants

    2014

    • Arts Council of Wales Large Grant
    • Wales Arts International Venice Bursary

    2013               

    • Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant
    • a-n Magazine re:View Bursary

    2007                

    • Winner of Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition       
    • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant  

    2006               

    • Ignac and Karla Herskovic Memorial Scholarship 

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014               

    • Shades by the Seaside, Bathing Machine Intervention, Llawn02 Festival, Llandudno

    2012               

    • Interior, testbed Oriel Davies, Newtown

    2011               

    • Inscape Cabinet, The New Gallery +15 space, Calgary
    • Flow, St[art] @ Art Central, Calgary

    2010               

    • Inscapes, RED Gallery, Hull

    2006               

    • A Contemporary Denial of Death, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2015       

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