Approved: 16.08.2006

K M Bosy

Artist, Film-maker, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

My ongoing documentarist (diarist) art practice uses video to record 'journey' and 'site' in an interpretation of my personal (individual, bodily, gendered) experience, supported by drawings and other works in still photography, digital print, lithography and other media.

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      Artist Statement

      My ongoing documentarist (diarist) art practice uses video to record 'journey' and 'site' in an interpretation of my personal (individual, bodily, gendered) experience, supported by drawings and other works in still photography, digital print, lithography and other media.

      CV & Education

      Introduction

      My ongoing documentarist (diarist) art practice uses video to record 'journey' and 'site' in an interpretation of my personal (individual, bodily, gendered) experience, supported by drawings and other works in still photography, digital print, lithography and other media.

      Exhibitions include Another Land exhibition and events programme, at Kingston Museum and Stanley Picker Gallery, 2019; I Scared My Computer, at RCA, London, 2019; Intentions:  Conversations, Experiences and Knowledgeexhibition at RCA, London, and 31ºC, ASC Gallery, London, 2017; Thinking through Sound, sound intervention for The Design Museum's opening weekend, November 2016; and Of Improvisation, a pop-up exhibition at Apiary Studios, which launched Inside here bykmbosy(Android and iOS) an artwork using smartphone technology.  This artwork is linked to a related online artwork and can be viewed on my blog at http://www.kmbosy.com/blog.  My work is currently held at The Eagle Gallery (Emma Hill Fine Arts) in London. 

      I am based in London, UK, where I am a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. Previous to this, I studied painting at OCA(DU) in Toronto and for a postgraduate year at Piazza Independenza Studio, OCA(DU), Florence, Italy. For my graduate education, I studied with Stanley Jones at the Slade School, UCL, University of London, England. 

      My presentation of a (joint authored) paper for Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA London 2019) conference led to an invitation to join the programme committee for EVA London 2020.  I am also a conference Chair for CONGIC 2019 (Student National Conference of Information Design),in Brazil.  My workshops What is Public Space?were included in the events programme at Waterman’s Art Centre, during Trajectories II, London, and during Another Land at Kingston Museum in 2019 as well as at RCA, London, in 2018 and 2019.  

      Education

      2016  - present  PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London, England.

      1986 – 1988      Higher Diploma, Printmaking and Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London. 

      1983 – 1984      Graduate studies, Painting, OCA Studio, Florence, Italy.

      1979 – 1983      AOCA Diploma, Ontario College of Art, Fine Art, Painting, Toronto, Canada. 

      Conferences

      2020   EVA London 2020, Programme committee member for review of proposals submitted to this conference (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts) which will be held during July 2020 in London, UK.

      2019   CIDI (Information Design International Conference), Brazil. Signs of Expression, authored by: Karen Bosy and Cristina Portugal.  Published later in 2019.

      2019   EVA London 2019, Multiple Means of Expression Made Available by Digital Media, authored by: Karen Bosy and Cristina Portugal.  ISBN 978-1-78017-522-5.

      2019   Conference Chair, CONGIC (Student National Conference of Information Design), Brazil.

      Publications

      2019    Signs of Expression, CIDI (Information Design International Conference), Brazil. Shared paper, Karen Bosy and Cristina Portugal.

      2019    Multiple Means of Expression Made Available by Digital Media, EVA London 2019, shared paper, Karen Bosy and Cristina Portugal.  ISBN 978-1-78017-522-5.

      2019     Daydreaming Space and the Digital Monument, Estudos em Design.   https:/estudosemdesign.emnuvens.com.br/design

      2017    Intentions: Conversations, Experiences and Knowledge, RCA,Exhibition Catalogue.  Catalogue’s cover Image and exhibition research abstract.  ISBN 978-1-910642-30-6.  

      Workshops

      2019    The ad hoc and the organized in public space,The Commemorative Document and the Image Bank andParticipation_Negotiation_Persuasion,on themes of Curatorial, Inspirations and Influences, and Movements and Trends during Research Student Pre-Sessional talks, a series of presentations & workshops, organized by English for Academic Purposes, Royal College of Art. http://www.kmbosy.com/blog/image-bank/

      2019    What is Public Space? at Trajectories IIan exhibition and events programme at Waterman’s Art Centre, London.  

      2019    What is Public Space? at Kingston MuseumduringAnother Land an exhibition and events programme exploring experimental visualisations of place in art and design practice aiming to generate discussion and compare methods, knowledge and communication in thevisualisation of place.  Another Landexhibition and events programme is supported by the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoC), Kingston School of Art, the Stanley Picker Gallery and Kingston Museum.

      2018    What is Public Space?,Public Space & Exchange andPublic Space & The Manifesto,on themes of Curatorial, Inspirations and Influences, and Movements and Trends for RSST research student presentations and workshops, organized by English for Academic Purposes, Royal College of Art. http://www.kmbosy.com/blog/image-bank/

      2017    Research summer school workshop event, using my zine What is public space?  to explore relationality of space and place, and the space of the monument.  Research Summer School, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London.  Images can be found in ‘news’ at: http://www.kmbosy.com/blog/insidehere/

      Selected Exhibitions 

      2019    Another Land an exhibition and events programme aiming to generate discussion and compare methods, knowledge and communication in the visualisation of place.  In my practice I record 'journey' and 'site' in an interpretation of my personal (individual, bodily, gendered) experience, using video and other works in still photography, digital print and lithography, documenting my 'path'.  In this exhibition my site exploration enclosed line was included as an installation.  My workshop is also included in the programme.  This exhibition is supported by the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoC), Kingston School of Art, the Stanley Picker Gallery and Kingston Museum. https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/20024 museum_collections_and_exhibitions

      2019    I Scared My Computer, an exhibition during Know Your Home, a cross campus programme of exhibitions and events at RCA.  Water Drawing, a site exploration, played on a loop during this exhibition using two retro-style monitors.

      2017    Intentions:  Conversations, Experiences and Knowledge?at RCA.  This exhibition developed through conversations generating ideas and created an opportunity for testing practice-based research. In this exhibition my site exploration vaultwas represented by two videos from the vaultseries.  This exhibition also included my zine what is public space? acting as an interactive artwork, and a collaborative sound installation Script(explained more fully below in conjunction with collaborative artwork Shelter).  Catalogue ISBN 978-1-910642-30-6.  

      My paper In relation to this exhibition Daydreaming Space and the Digital Monumentis included in Estudos em Design https:/estudosemdesign.emnuvens.com.br/designpublished in 2019.

      2017    31ºCASC Gallery, London, August 2017.  Shelter, consisting of a structure and a video, was developed in collaboration with Vicky Kim, a fellow researcher at RCA.  This collaboration went on to develop Exchange Project,which usesan exchange of text and images in response to a prompt. From this exchange, Scriptby KMBosy and Vicky Kim, in the form of a divided conversation, formed the basis of a sound installation during the Intentions exhibition held later in 2017 at RCA, at the White City campus (explained more fully above).

      2016    are we recording now?  The Design Museum, London.  This intervention into the relationality of the space of the museum used layers of donated phrases recorded and re-recorded on site.  This was presented as a sound intervention during the Design Museum’s opening weekend.  Located in an alcove overlooking the museum’s shop, this sound piece could be heard in the shop and in this way was placed amongst the museum’s objects, albeit ones for sale.

      2015    Of Improvisation, a pop-up exhibition at Apiary Studios, London, launched Inside hereby kmbosy(Android and iOS) my native smartphone app and linked online artwork. Re-imagining site as intimate and relational,Inside here questions the place-centricity of locative technology.   Information and links to Inside herecan be found at: www.kmbosy.com/blog.  Related online artwork at: www.kmbosy.com/blog.(updated 2019)

      2015    Testing for Mozilla, through creating word images in the new Webmaker app. Examples can be found here: word image generator  word space image

      2014    RCA Secret, RCA, London, by invitation.  RCA Secret, contributor 2014 to present.

      2004 to 2009  The Curwen Gallery, New Academy Gallery, Jaggedart, Highgate Fine Art and Highgate Gallery, are examples of galleries where my work has been included in group shows during this time.  This work alludes to the fables by Georges Borges on the subject of cartography and the sublime.

      2005    Solo exhibition, Leda’s Eggat Oasis TV Studios in London’s Soho.  Artworks from my box print Leda’s Egg, 2005 were dispersed through the editing suites. Leda’s Eggis a series of digital prints exploring communication, the intimate, and the ‘multiple original’ in artwork.

      2003    New Work,The Eagle Gallery, London. This group exhibition included my box print Wing Ling,a series of digital prints exploring a notion of ‘sublime’.  

      2003    Wing Ling, The Eagle Gallery atArt FrankfurtBook Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.

      2002    Flowers East (Small is Beautiful), London.

      1998 to 2002    Flowers East (Small is Beautiful) and St. Raphael Gallery, 2001, Institute of Child Health (1999), Woodlands Art Gallery (1998) in London and The Image Factory (1998) in Belize City and KUMF Gallery, Toronto, are examples of galleries where my work has been included in group shows during this time.  The artworks explore ideas of intimacy, gender and communication through ‘multiple originals’ and using the printmaking techniques of etching and lithography.

      1997    The Eagle Gallery, London.  This shared exhibition included my monotypes exploring communication andthe relationship between gestureand culture using the printmaking techniques of etching and lithography. 

      1995 to 1998    My work was held at Mercury Gallery on Cork Street in London, and included in this gallery’s exhibitions that were curated to include printmaking according with this gallery’s interest in 20th century British artist printmakers.

      1995    National Open Rothenstein Cup Exhibition, Whitely’s, London. My monotype boy standingwas included in this open juried exhibition.  As a member of the Printmakers Council management committee I was involved in organizing this exhibition, particularly the support through donated prizes for selected artists.

      1994    Art 94The London Contemporary Art Fairwith The Gallery at John Jones, London.

      1994    Salon des Graphiques, Curwen Gallery, London.  This juried group exhibition included my mixed media works on paper exploring the relationship between gesture and communication particularly in mass media photography.

      1993    The Eagle Gallery, London. Collographs and Monoprintswas a group exhibition and included works on paper exploring the relationship between gesture and communication particularly in mass media photography.

      1993    Contemporary Paintings and Printsat Curve Gallery, Barbican, London. I was invited to co-curate, with Franki Rossi, an open call exhibition of Stanley Jones Printmakers Council membership group.  Subsequently a member of this group, I served for many years on the management committee.  

      1992    The Royal National Theatre, London and in 1990 at the Royal Festival Hall, London group exhibitions See the Printsand The Art of the Printmaker.  Participating in these group exhibitions within brutalist buildings developed into curating the 1993 exhibition in the Barbican’s Curve Gallery.

      1991 to 1992    Contributed to City Arts Trust, John Radcliff Hospital, Oxford and a touring PMC exhibition, Lviv Gallery, Ukraine and also touring, Kiev, Riga, Moscow.

      1990    Included in Angela Flower’s Small is Beautiful part 8 – The Figure, Flowers East, London.  

      1988 to1990    Gallery artist at Creaser Gallery, Portobello Road, London.  Gallerist Judith Grove included my works on paper exploring communication through gesture in exhibitions for example, Christmas Print Show,My Mona Lisa, A Foot in Every Direction and art fairs,Bath International Festival, and Art 89, The London Contemporary Art Fair.

      1990    Artist in Residence, and teaching assistant at the Essendine Institute, London.  Works on paper included in the Artists in Residence Exhibition, Essendine Institute, London.

      1990 to1991 served on the Ormonde Road workshops management committee.

      1990    Ormonde Road Printmakers, The Square Gallery, Highgate, London. Artwork created by members of the Ormonde Road Studios printmaking workshop were exhibited in this exhibition.  

      1990    Solo exhibition in the Small Hall at the Ethical Society’s venue, Conway Hall. Studio space was also supplied. 

      1989  Solo exhibition at the Blue Nose Galleryin Hackney, London supported by a Visual Arts Ontario, exhibition travel grant.

      1988-1989    Open to Print Exhibition, juried exhibition, Backhouse Gallery, Sunderland, England and touring.

      1988-1989    My work was work held by The Art Company Agency (Porl Porl Gallery), Leeds and included in all relevant exhibitions held at this gallery.

      1989    The Slade Print, a touring exhibition, by invitation, held at VM Art Gallery & Gallery, Chowkandi, Karachi, Pakistan & touring: Islamabad, Lahore, Peshwar, Quatta. 

      1988    Shin Jahk Jeon Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea, group show by invitation.

      1987    Mixed media work etching, lithography and guoache selected from a country wide call to exhibit in the South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London.

      1986    2nd International Miniature Art Exhibition, a juried exhibition at the well known Del Bello Gallery in Toronto.

      1986    Participated in this juried group exhibition of Slade School colleaguesat The Cornerhouse in Manchester, England.  

      1985 and previous.    I held a position as a printmaker for artists Saul Field and Jean Townsend, I also organised and taught a series of drawing workshops in a gallery space, for adults and children, and exhibited in Up The Wall Gallery in Toronto as well as participating in fairs, for example, Toronto Art Fair (1979) and my work was included in various venues in and around Toronto.

      Other

      2015“Exciting Projects from Our Members.” Axisweb. https://www.axisweb.org/archive/news-and-views/in-focus/socially-engaged projects/.

      2015Inside here, interview, KMBosy and Claire, Artspan’s Blog, May 8, 2015 https://artspanart.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/inside-here/.Representation