Approved: 16.08.2006

Fiona Jappy

Artist, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Remembrance, history and heritage based art is what I specialise in.  Within my current studio practice the mediums of painting, printmaking, and ceramics form the main focus of completed artworks.

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    Artist Statement

    Remembrance, history and heritage based art is what I specialise in.  Within my current studio practice the mediums of painting, printmaking, and ceramics form the main focus of completed artworks.

    CV & Education

    Education
    MFA 2D / Painting
          2001-2004  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
    BA (Hons) Painting    1996-2000  Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
    HND Graphic Design  1994-1996  Aberdeen College, Aberdeen

    Professional / Teaching Experience
    2005 - 2021  June 2005 - present, Self-Employed Professional Artist 
    2014  Artist selected for the 'In a Jiffy Correspondence Project' by Forfar Academy Students, project organised by the Society of Scottish Artists
    2012  Sabbatical to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from November - December 2012
    2010  Elected Professional Member of The Society of Scottish Artists
    2004 - 2005  Artist for New Elgin Primary School Arts Project, New Elgin Primary School, Elgin
    Summer 2003 / 2004  Judge of drawings and short stories by psychology students at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
    2001 - 2004  Teacher of various drawing classes (as Instructor of Record) and art history discussion groups (as Graduate Assistant), employed by the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
    2001 - 2004  Member of GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
    2003 - 2004  Treasurer for GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
    Summer 2003  Graduate Assistant, developed and wrote an Orientation Guidebook for Graduate Teaching Assistants

    Workshops
    2020-   All workshops temporarily postponed due to Covid-19
    2018  The Importance of Line Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
    2017  Creating Tonal Paintings Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
    2015  Composition Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth 
           •  Colour Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
    2013  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
    2012  Composition, Tone and Colour, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
    2010  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
           •  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshop , Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
    2009  Art Workshops provided on behalf of Sightsavers International Junior Painter of the Year Awards Annual Competition, Anderson's Primary School, Forres
           •  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
           •  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshops, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
    2008  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman
           •  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Keith
    2007  Drawing as a tool for investigation, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman

    Public Commissions
    2008  'Farming' Hungry for Success Installation , Logie Primary School, Logie, Dunphail, Forres
    2006  Buckie's Fishing Heritage Commission, Cluny Square, Buckie
    2005  River Spey Mural, Craigellachie Primary School, Craigellachie
    2005  'The Four Seasons' Hungry for Success Installation, Milne's Primary School, Fochabers
    2005  'The Sea' Hungry for Success Installation, Hopeman Primary School, Hopeman

    Awards and Prizes
    2011
      Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award , Professional Development Award, UK
    2010  Two-Week artist residency awarded by The Creative Retreat, Gardenstown
    2009  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scotland
    2008  The Hope Scott Trust Grant, Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scotland
    2007  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award, Professional Development Award, UK
           •  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scotland
    2001 - 2004  Full Tuition Waiver, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
    2000  Pillans and Wilson Award, major painting prize in the Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    Publications
    2012  Pushing Out the Boat Issue 11, artwork selected for the North-East Scotland's Magazine of New Writing

    Public and Private Collections
    Monaghan County Council, Ireland
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
    Pillans and Wilson
    Private collections in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and USA

    Exhibitions
    Exhibition history from 1999 to present includes over 100 local, national, and international exhibitions, including 6 solo and 2 two-person exhibitions.  This also includes 32 invitational exhibitions and 22 juried exhibitions.