Approved: 21.11.2008

Marianne Wilde

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 21.11.2008

I am a visual artist with a background in two disciplines, that of the visual arts and creative writing. I tend to work on a project basis drawing creative inspiration and influence from the environment in which my practice is taking place. I use mixed media in my work that is wide ranging in form and I often use experimental and /or unstable materials in my studio practice. Drawing upon both visual

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Artist Statement

I am a visual artist with a background in two disciplines, that of the visual arts and creative writing. I tend to work on a project basis drawing creative inspiration and influence from the environment in which my practice is taking place. I use mixed media in my work that is wide ranging in form and I often use experimental and /or unstable materials in my studio practice. Drawing upon both visual and linguistic approaches my work draws on images and textual elements that are disturbed and/or changed. It is this 'disturbance' of the physical image/word or material that is a recurring theme throughout my work that in particular examines the narratives that emerge from creating objects that are inhabited by a sense of absence or invisibility combined with a restrictive view. My creative experiments have used a number of materials conventionally associated with an expanded definition of fine art practice, such as glass, paper, photography and film; but they also include materials used in clinical experimentation such as gels. My current research investigations cross between, and combine, the two disciplines of art and science both through the materials of an arts practice and a scientific laboratory and through the methods and conventions of display that are generally adopted within both of these fields of knowledge. It is into this unstable environment that text and images are introduced, held, changed and finally 'unsettled'. Through practical and reflective exploration, my research practice aims to get closer to the experience of 'wondering' rather than 'knowing', creating a gap in understanding that then leaves room for the narrative structure of metaphorical 'story-making' and 'imagining' to occur.

CV & Education

Marianne Wilde

Solo Exhibitions

2016 A Bird in the Hand…, The Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016 Strange Harvest, The Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

2012 The Unsolved Case (Der ungelöste Fall), Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011 Presents as... International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 A Foreign Encounter, Galerie FOE, Munich, Germany 2014 Proof, Ex-Libris Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2012 Teaser, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne

2012 Intersections, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011 Fresh, XL Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2009 Reflexivity, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge

2008 British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge 2008 New Blood, Saltburn Gallery, Saltburn by the Sea

2008 Postgraduates Art Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2007 Postgraduate Degree Show, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Arts Projects/Collaborations

2015 - 2016 A Bird in the Hand…, Research Fellowship, Great North Museum

2013 Conversation Pieces, AHRC Cultural Engagement Research Project, BALTIC 39 & Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle

2012 Shadowland Photo-Poetry for ESRC Genomics Network, Edinburgh University with Professor Volker Straub, University of Newcastle

2009 – 2012 Collaborative PhD, TREAT-NMD, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle

2009 Time Flies, Amble, Haltwhistle, Seahouses, Northumberland

2008 Site Lines, Carlisle Park Sculpture Trail, Carlisle Park, Morpeth, Northumberland 2006 Future Platforms, Public Art, Architecture Week, North Tyneside

Collaboration: Glass Arc

2005 Talking Posts: Public Art Installation, Blyth, Northumberland Collaboration: Henry Amos

Curation

2012 Intersections Exhibition/Panel Discussion 2012 Science Festival

As part of Newcastle Science Festival Northumbria University and the Centre for Life held an exhibition and panel discussion. Can art influence science and does science influence art?

 

Dr Marianne Wilde

Grants & Awards
Great North Museum Research Fellowship 2015
AHRC Cultural Engagement Grant 2013
AHRC fully funded PhD Studentship 2009 -2012
Research Papers/Presentations

2014 The Jetty Project, On Sustainability International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011 Seeing & saying: making the invisible visible, TREAT-NMD International Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Seeing Stories, Research Seminar Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 Language Lab, Research Dissemination & Metaphor Collection, Jennifer Trust Conference, Stratford upon Avon
2010 Words as Things, Poster Presentation, NEPG Biosciences Conference

2010 Words as things: visual metaphors and scientific explanations in the context of arts and health research Northumbria University School of Design PhD Conference,
2010 Words as things: visual metaphors and scientific explanations in the context of arts and health research, Shared Resonance Conference, University of Sunderland
Publications

Wilde M. (2015) Location: The art of making place. In Guy S (ed) Catalyst: Art, Place and Sustainability in the Work of Wolfgang Weileder. Berlin: Kerber. 2015
Qualifications and Training

2009 - 2012 AHRC Funded PhD Research Seeing & Saying: Visual imaginings for disease causing genetic mutations, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007 MA Art Practice: Fine Art (Distinction), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 2000 MA Creative Writing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
1998 Adult Teaching Certificate Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne

1997 BA English & History Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Employment  History

Current

2017-Present Research Associate, PEALS, Newcastle University

Previous  Employment

2016-2017 Research Associate, Dementia & Imagination, Newcastle University

2015-2016 Enterprise Fellow Medical Humanities, Northumbria University

2015-2016 Great North Museum Research Fellow, Fine Art, Newcastle University 2013-2015 Research Associate, School of Arts & Cultures, Newcastle University 2012-2013 Senior Research Assistant, Fine Art, Northumbria University

2010-2011 Module Tutor MRes Arts Research Development Module, Northumbria University 2002-2010 Visiting Lecturer, Creative Writing, Northumbria University

2002-Present Freelance Artist