Approved: 19.08.2007

Kristy Campbell

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Approved: 19.08.2007

My work is primarily about the vulnerability of the human state and ideas of protection, confinement and escape. I create ambiguous spaces and escape routes that function between reality and fiction, some imaginary and some physical. I investigate lonely, quiet spaces exploring the fantasy of experiencing a respite from the constant pace of life. Some works offer vistas into other dimensions which

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Artist Statement

My work is primarily about the vulnerability of the human state and ideas of protection, confinement and escape. I create ambiguous spaces and escape routes that function between reality and fiction, some imaginary and some physical. I investigate lonely, quiet spaces exploring the fantasy of experiencing a respite from the constant pace of life. Some works offer vistas into other dimensions which are physically inaccessible playing with notions of inclusion and exclusion. My creative process is fairly fluid and I move through different areas of concern on a regular basis, with ideas that often interlink and overlap. My experimental approach takes the form of drawings and models involving architectural and spatial elements in a never ending series, continually added to and developed. My ideas sometimes come to head in the form of full scale works and ephemeral installations but these too have a chameleon-like nature, able to adapt to different spaces. Reconfiguration and editing are important aspects of my work and it is for this reason that I enjoy the immediacy of working with found objects assembled together with little more than string and tape, easily adapted to fit my ideas as they change.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Fine Art (distinction), Bath Spa University, Bath 2004 - PGCE (Sec) Art and Design, The University of Greenwich, Greenwich 2002 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan Univeristy, Leeds Solo exhibitions 2007 - Formative Edifice (1st draft), The MEANTIME Project Space, Cheltenham 2001 - 'Installation', City Site Studios, Leeds Group exhibitions 2010 - BUILT, Rogue Art Project Space, Manchester 2010 - Where do you draw the line?, Bargate Momument Gallery, Southampton 2008 - Graduates 07, 2-4 Hotbath Street, Bath 2008 - LOCUS @ Bath Fringe Festival, No. 1 Saville Row, Bath 2008 - MA & Other Post Graduates Art Exhibition 2008, Atkinson Gallery, Street 2008 - One thing leads to another.... (PhD workshop), Bath Spa University Gallery, Bath 2007 - Bath Spa University MA Show, Bath Spa University, Bath 2007 - 'Better Late than Never...', Bath Spa University Gallery, Bath 2003 - 'In a Dim Light', Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2002 - 'Peep', Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds Residencies 2007 - MEANTIME residency - Formative Edifice (1st Draft), The MEANTIME Project Space, Cheltenham Competitions, prizes and awards 2001 - Erasmus Travel Award (to study at Barcelona University School of Fine Art), Barcelona University, Spain