Approved: 27.02.2011

Dominic Mason

Artist, Curator

Approved: 27.02.2011

Over the past 15 years my practice has been diverse and intuitive, spanning from painting, to video, participatory artworks, and installation, often responding to certain spaces, subjects or opportunities. In 2017 a realisation that I had aphantasia (a blind mind's eye), caused a long period of reflection. After a two year hiatus I've began a new series of moving image works, featuring

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Biography

Over the past 15 years my practice has been diverse and intuitive, spanning from painting, to video, participatory artworks, and installation, often responding to certain spaces, subjects or opportunities. In 2017 a realisation that I had aphantasia (a blind mind's eye), caused a long period of reflection. After a two year hiatus I've began a new series of moving image works, featuring fluid painted landscapes with monologues exploring the meaning of painting, reminiscences of certain events, and the nature of the visual imagination of myself and others.

CV & Education

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Extreme Imagination, Tramway, Glasgow

2016                  

Studiobook, Artwork Atelier, Salford

2015                     

Totaller 15” Deep Pan Stuffed Crust Portuguese Man O’War, Paper Gallery, Manchester

Totaller’s Wall, Garage, Edinburgh Art Festival

The Norfolk Knife, Sluice Art Fair, London

2014                  

Overseasoned Part Deux, Salt+Powell, York

East Street Arts Open Studios Commission, Leeds

Artist in Residence , 3irty 2wo, Scunthorpe

2013                  

Ceri Hand Fete, Ceri Hand Gallery, London

Sheffield Fringe, Docfest, Sheffield

Regular Line, Nástupište 1-12, Topolcany, Slovakia

2012                  

Prism 13, Huttons Building, Sheffield

Xanthopsia and 189, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford (solo showToo Much Is Barely Enough, Burslem School of Art, Stoke-on-Trent

2011

No Jury, No Prizes - Kunstszene Zürich

Prism 10, Orchard Centre, Sheffield

Bloc Assembly#11: Last Requests - Bloc Space, Sheffield

We’re All In It Together - Bureau, Manchester

Too Much is Barely Enough - Artlandish, Cleethorpes

2010

Drawn - Clocktower Gallery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

2008                  

Bloc Assembly#9: My Dog’s Got No Nose Curated by utk, Sylvester Street, Sheffield

2007

Host 7 – Home Disco – Touring Video Work: ColArte Gallery, Santander, Spain,

Festival International du Premier Film Annonay, France and Proyecto Diametro, Mexico City

2006

10×10x10- Bloc Space, Sheffield Curated by utk

Bloc Assembly#5: Film & Video, Bloc Studios, Sheffield

Host 7 – Home Disco – Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam

2005

Interruption (Experimental Video and Music event curated by Rebecca Lennon) Manchester

2003

Photographs, Drawings and Ephemera – Bloc Space Sheffield (solo show)

dotdotdotdashdashdashdotdotdot – Hypersafe Building, John Street – Sheffield

Citi-Zen, ART SHEFFIELD 03, Bloc Space, Sheffield

2002

Parafailure – Bloc Projects Sheffield

Awards/Grants etc. 

2015

Mark Devereux Projects Studiobook, selectd artist development programme

2014                  

East Street Arts, Open Studio Commission

2012                  

Artist in Residence, South Square Gallery, Bradford

2007

Bloc Projects Billboard Commission

1999        

Millennium Festival Awards for All Grant

Yorkshire Arts (now Arts Council England) Individual Artists Awards 1995

Unipart Reflections of Technology Award Winner (presented by Edwina Curry)

Education

1998-2003                  

MA Fine Art – Sheffield Hallam University

1992-1995                  

BA (hons) Visual Arts – University of Lancaster

Employment

From 2007

Exhibitions Manager – 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 

From 2016  

Co-director – Our Big Picture Ltd., Grimsby 

2018

Technician/ Artist Assistant - Electric Fence (Annabel McCourt/ Wanja Kimani), Dak'Art: African Contemporary Art Biennale (Senegal) 

2008 to 2016

Co-Director/ Board Director – Bloc Projects Ltd, Sheffield

2008 to 2012

Board Director - Art Sheffield/ Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum

2005 to 2007 

Exhibitons and Marketing Assistant - 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2005 to 2006

Projectionist/ AV technician – S1 Artspace, Sheffield

2001 to 2005

Museums & Galleries Assistant - Millennium Galleries/ Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust

2996 to 2008

Sound & Lighting Engineer/ Promotions Assistant -The Leadmill Ltd, Sheffield/ Freelance Crew/ Stage Manager, Sheffield

Other positions/ Memberships

Bloc Studio Group Member (1998 to 2018) 

Writing

2016

Flower Arranger Magazine, Spring 2016 (Flowers in Art)

2014 

Axisweb Online Resource for Contemporary Art, Commissioned Text/ Selector for MAStars, November 2014 (Laura Johnson)

2012

Richard Bartle – Deities at the Bottom of the Garden – text for publication accompanying the artist’s solo exhibition/ installation project at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and forthcoming tour.

2011

Axisweb Online Resource for Contemporary Art – Commissioned Text/ Selection for ‘Artist of the Month’, March 2011 (Hondartza Fraga)

2009 

Halima Cassell – Dreams Made Manifest (editor) isbn 978-0953963645 – 65 page hardback publication produced in collaboration with the artist and Reform Creative, Manchester. Including essays by Andrew Lambirth, Peter Randall-Page, Alan Grieve, Helen Joseph and Edmund de Waal

Tom Hackett – The Silicone Boys (catalogue text) isbn 978-0953963652, Catalogue for exhibiton at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Skegness, Seas festival

2003

dotdotdotdashdashdashdotdotdot (2003), Catalogue and DVD produced to accompany Sheffield Hallam University MA show, guest edited by Steve Dutton

1998 

Infected Material (catalogue text, East Street Arts, Leeds 1998)