Approved: 30.01.2013

Kyle Kirkpatrick

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 30.01.2013

 
 ‘’My studio-oriented practice stems from a curious fascination for materials, objects and natural landscape formations. Often playful in my use of form, materials and colour, my works explore inquisitiveness and the tacit making process.  I initially navigate my curiosity through object making, or ‘thing-making’, whether virtually or physically; the two often

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Artist Statement

 
 ‘’My studio-oriented practice stems from a curious fascination for materials, objects and natural landscape formations. Often playful in my use of form, materials and colour, my works explore inquisitiveness and the tacit making process.  I initially navigate my curiosity through object making, or ‘thing-making’, whether virtually or physically; the two often colliding to form 3D printed objects that explore haptics and the intrinsic human need to touch. My compulsion then leads me to make, to attempt to understand what I’m seeing both materially and formally. I make, remake, layer, grow, order and then place to form visual or materials dialogues that allow me to work though my thoughts. These created objects - re-imaginations or re-workings of the familiar - are then placed on shelves or tables, which form diagrams or curiosities ready to be unpicked by the viewer.’’

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2014 - PGCE Art and Design (Post Compulsory), Northbrook College, Worthing

2012 - 2013 MSc Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies, Ravensbourne, North Greenwich

2007 - 2010 Ba (hons) Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich

 

Solo exhibitions

2014 - Objects, Things, Stuff: Barbican Arts Group Trust's Atrium Space, London

2013 - Layer | Shift | Lift, M2 Gallery, Peckham, London

 

Group exhibitions

2014 - Composed Formations: Unit 3, ASC Studios, London

2014 - Show, But Also Tell:  Chinese Visual Festival 2014, King’s College London

2013 - Eastern Approaches: UH Galleries, Museum of St Albans

2013 - Constructing the Ideal: STEW Gallery, Norwich

2013 - Leverhulme Arts Scholars Exhibition: Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridgshire

2013 - Museums at Night: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

2013 - Savorr XI: Samson and Hercules, Norwich

2012 - La Pietra Vive (The Living Stone): Museo Antiquarium, Papasidero, Italy

 

Residencies

2013 - Wysing Leverhulme Arts Scholar: Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridgeshire