Approved: 01.01.2012

Anne Corrance Monk

Artist

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Approved: 01.01.2012

Using everyday materials and spaces, I explore gaps and overlaps between drawing and photography, embroidery and drawing, spatial and embroidery; all the while questioning my understanding of each. Photographs are both a beginning, and an end in themselves. Individual surroundings may appear in photographs, though any sense of the personal or place is incidental. The intention is to evoke a feeling,

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Biography

Using everyday materials and spaces, I explore gaps and overlaps between drawing and photography, embroidery and drawing, spatial and embroidery; all the while questioning my understanding of each. Photographs are both a beginning, and an end in themselves. Individual surroundings may appear in photographs, though any sense of the personal or place is incidental. The intention is to evoke a feeling, not to tell a story or to illustrate. Stitch is used as drawing and as a sculptural element within space; drawing as an extension of the ideas explored in the photograph and stitch. Hinting at delicacy and fragility, I often use transparent or translucent materials; glass, organza, polythene, Sellotape. Transparency allows everything to be seen, inside and out, without obscuring the subject itself. Much of my work will exist only for a short time. It is meant to be neither permanent nor perfect. What goes in, what stays out? Partly, it's an inability to choose. So, I give everything equal weight. If it's there, it's in.... whether it is beautiful cornicing or dirty marks on the floor. Big concerns play their part, but my work is informed by everything really... love, eternity, a half-forgotten dream, a whisper.

CV & Education

Qualifications

2011 - BA (Hons) First Class, UHI, Western Isles

Group exhibitions

2014 - 'Snath' - HEBTEMBER '14 , Uist Wool, Grimsay, Isle of North Uist

2014 - Night Contact at Brighton Photo Biennial , Brighton

2013 - Fragility of Flight, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Isle of North Uist, Western Isles

2012 - 28 Drawings Later, Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane,Glasgow

2012 - Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Exhibition, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 - Scottish Society of Artists (selected graduate) , RSA Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 - Secret Sea, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of North Uist,Western Isles

2011 - Group Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of North Uist,Western Isles

2008 - Wish You Were Here, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Degree shows

2011 - Degree Show, Moray School of Art, Elgin, Morayshire

2011 - Degree Show, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of North Uist,Western Isles

Residencies 2011 - Secret Sea, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of North Uist,Western Isles