Approved: 23.09.2016

Marilyn Kyle

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 23.09.2016

Though rooted in printmaking, I use various media and processes dependent upon the demands of each project.  This includes traditional processes (e.g. print and ceramics) and newer technologies (e.g. laser cut) which I combine to ‘stretch’ possibilities.  I make objects and installation pieces and use print processes and other forms of repetition: ‘Blind Baking’ and 'Remembrance' which both use cast porcelain, demonstrate this. The objects I make are often visually enticing but, on closer inspection, contradictions emerge: in ‘The Mending’, a baby doll is incomplete, damaged.  The viewer is often attracted and then repelled, confused.  The thread running through my work reflects the problematic in peoples’ lives, whether that be of a child or an elderly person. Projects are usually initiated by a personal experience, be that close to me or stories from others.  Specific issues explored are mental health, loss, the imperfect child/parenting experience, with other issues evolving through the work.

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    Biography

    Though rooted in printmaking, I use various media and processes dependent upon the demands of each project.  This includes traditional processes (e.g. print and ceramics) and newer technologies (e.g. laser cut) which I combine to ‘stretch’ possibilities.  I make objects and installation pieces and use print processes and other forms of repetition: ‘Blind Baking’ and 'Remembrance' which both use cast porcelain, demonstrate this. The objects I make are often visually enticing but, on closer inspection, contradictions emerge: in ‘The Mending’, a baby doll is incomplete, damaged.  The viewer is often attracted and then repelled, confused.  The thread running through my work reflects the problematic in peoples’ lives, whether that be of a child or an elderly person. Projects are usually initiated by a personal experience, be that close to me or stories from others.  Specific issues explored are mental health, loss, the imperfect child/parenting experience, with other issues evolving through the work.

     

    CV & Education

    M.A. Wimbledon, UAL (Fine Art)                                          M.Ed. Exeter (Art in Education)

    Nothing Endures but Change, (The London Group) Waterloo Festival  (June 2018)

    PrintFest, (Festival of printmaking) Sevenoaks, Kaleidoscope Gallery (May/June 2018)

    Artcoop 3, Reigate School of Art, East Surrey College (Mar/Apr 2018)

    SVAF Open '18, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks (Feb/Mar 2018)

    Shoreham Sculpture Trail (The London Group) - site responsive (June 2017)

    Wakefield Cathedral solo installation (October 2016)

    Nave Gallery, Caterham installation (June 2016)

    ESCollective, New Ashgate Gallery (Jan/Feb 2016)

    Procreate Project, Touring: UK & US (2015/16)

    SVAF, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks (2015)

    Project AfterBirth, White Moose Gallery, Devon (2015)

    20/20 Print (2015)

     

    Selected Earlier Exhibitions:

    Apocolypse Glam, South Hill Park, Bracknell

    Reigate Gallery, Reigate (solo)

    Pallant House, Chichester (juried)

    The Lightbox, Woking (juried)

    Key Arts, Ipswich (solo)

    Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham (group)

    Belfast Print Workshop Gallery (group)

    Artlink, Hull (juried)

    Engramme, Quebec, Canada (juried)    

     

    Awards/prizes:

    London Print Studio - most promising emerging Artist-printmaker, June 2018

     

    Art Residencies:

    Stiwdio Mealor, N.Wales (2015)

    The Art House, Wakefield, South Yorkshire (2010 & 2011)

    Tyrone Guthrie Centre,  Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, Ireland (2008 & 2009)

    Projects carried out at Interface, University of Ulster, Belfast  (2008 & 2009)

     

    Teaching:

    Head of Art & Design Faculty, Caterham (1994-2014)

    Workshops (2014-2016)

     

    Membership of Groups & Associations:

    DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood)

    The Art House, Wakefield

    British Women Artists

    SVAF (Sevenoaks Visual Artists Forum)

    ESCollective (East Surrey Collective)

    NSEAD (National Society of Education in Art & Design)

    AIR (Artists' Interaction & Representation) UK