Approved: 16.04.2016

Keron Beattie

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 16.04.2016
 

Biography

Making by hand in a reflective dialogue with the materials is a key aspect of my practice and understanding and pushing the materiality of an object is usually the starting point for each individual piece of work.

Through making I am also exploring the nature of chaos and order, fragmentation and vulnerability to create work which I hope which invites reflection and space to pause.

My work draws strongly on my reaction against digital means of production, consumerism, over consumption and over complexity.  So I am working towards simplifying to the point of austerity and drawing on a limited colour palette.  Less is always still way too much.

 

CV & Education

Art education

2013 to 2016 - First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design

2016  to 2018 Studying for an MA Fine Art at the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

Exhibitions

Sculpture Trail -  Hylands Park (Chelmsford) - September 2011

Always Room Exhibition - Garden House Gallery, Cromer - August 2014

Summer Show - Anteros Gallery and Arts Trust, Norwich - August 2014

Coast Festival Short Film Competition – September 2014 - First prize

Cley 15 - July 2015

Lost Horizons - Solo Show - The Belfry Arts Centre– September 2015

A Letter in Mind - Oxo Tower London - October 2015

ON PHOTOcopy /Displacement - 44AD Art Space, Bath - October 2015

The Cranbrook Video Festival - February 2016

Cley 16 - July 2016

A Room With Your Views - Short film included in Gillian Wearing project at the University of Brighton Gallery- 2016,

A Letter in Mind - Oxo Tower London -October 2016

Blip Blip Blip - Inventory of Behaviours - February 2017

Boats and Bits - Garden House Gallery, Cromer. April 2017

Cley 17 -July 2017

Ballot - NUA with Cork Printmakers :-

Festival Survival, Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy September 2017

Nunn Yards Norwich October 2017

MA and Post Graduate Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 - Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset

Selected for Cley 18 - July 2018

 

Current roles

Self employed artist