Janie Nicoll is a Glasgow based visual Artist who studied Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and the Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, She creates hybrid-works across arange of media (text, imagery assemblage, sound, video and performance).
She is interested in making artworks out-with regular gallery spaces and exploring possibilities created undertaking residencies in different locations, or in collaboration or interaction with other people. Her artworks often use collage techniques, digital photography and assemblage to re-appropriate cultural signifiers in a process that creates vibrant eye catching works that often dredge through autobiographical references or obliquely reference our socio –economic situation. Her work often explores the psychological intersection between visual and aural cultures, working with text and spoken word performance and an increasing interest in politics and activism.
Recent residencies use collaboration as a modus operandi. e.g. a Creative Lab at CCA Glasgow, 2012: a Collaborative Residency for Counterflows Music Festival 2013, with Berlin based Musician, Annette Krebs, at CCA Creative Lab http://counterflows.com/the-counterflows-residency-with-annette-krebs-and-janie-nicoll-2; a Rough Mix cross platform collaborative residency for Magnetic North Theatre Co, at Tramway March 2013 www.magneticnorth.org.uk/magnetic-north/rough-mix.html); a Protest and Propaganda Lab at Metal Liverpool http://www.metalculture.com/liverpool/lab-protest-and-propaganda-liverpool.html.; and Team Effort residency at South Side Studios, Govanhill, Glasgow.
Recent exhibitions include Record Store, Aberdeen as part of Look Again Festival www.lookagainfestival.co.uk/; Sluice Art Fair, London; Turin & Marseille Artists’ Exchange for WASPS’s Studios; ‘Rough Edit’ at InterviewRoom11, part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2014, ‘East End Transmissions’ at the Pipe Factory: ‘New Wave’ at the “Old Hairdressers”, ‘Seven Inch’ and ‘Record Store’ at Monorail Records, Glasgow and Avalanche Records, Edinburgh; ‘Fools Gold’ at the Briggait Project Spaces.
CV & Education
2010 - Streetland, Glasgow
2009 - Getting Up - Windows in the City, Inverness old Town Art Project, Inverness
Qualifications and training
1997 - Master of Fine Art Degree, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
1989 - BA Hons Painting (1st Class), Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2011 - Fools Gold, The Briggait Project Spaces, Glasgow
2008 - Garlands, Park Gallery, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Falkirk
2006 - Feelin' Jaggy, Generator Projects, Dundee
2006 - The Queen Is Dead, Chapter Gallery, Assembly Project Space, Cardiff
2010 - HALLelujah 2, Flat Show, 212 West Princes St, Glasgow G4 9DL
2010 - Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU
2010 - Strawberry Fields , Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow G11 6QQ
2009 - Heavy Influence, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
2009 - Rough Cut Nation, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 - Garlands , Park Gallery, Callendar Park, Falkirk , FK1 1YR
2008 - Meddle with the Devil, The Park Gallery, Callender Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR
2007 - ASSOCIATES, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.
2007 - MAGAZINE 2007, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Newhaven area, Edinburgh
2007 - The (deviant) Art Festival, Konsthallen, Trollhattan, Sweden
2007 - The Consequence, Intermedia Gallery @ CCA (Centre For Contemporary Art), Glasgow
2006 - Rack and Ruin, Low Salt Gallery, Glasgow
2006 - Redwire Open, selected group show, Redwire Gallery, Redwire Artists Studio, Liverpool
2007 - The Consequence Video Screenings, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
2007 - The Consequence Video Screenings, Low Salt Gallery, Glasgow
2008 - Meddle with the Devil, Park Gallery, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Falkirk
2007 - One year Digital Media Residency for Falkirk Council, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk
2007 - Shining Cliff Residency, MyHouse Projects, Ambergate, Derbyshire
2006 - Open Season Residency and Exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee
2009 - Getting Up - Windows in the City, A variety of empty shop fronts, Inverness., Inverness