Approved: 10.09.2012

Shaun James

Artist

Archived
Approved: 10.09.2012
 

Biography

The work I make has no singular direction. Instead I attempt to engage inductively with variables - playing, accumulating and allowing a process to activate, dictate or guide an outcome. My work finds its current resting place between sculptural form and practical tool. These pieces of equipment are schizophrenic: shifting between one thing and another. I designed them to have functions – simple functions like producing a single mark or collecting fluff but in operating them the extent of outcomes is realised. The outcomes suggest new directions and potential futures continuing the notion that the simplest act upon an object or idea can have a resonating effect.

CV & Education

                                                                                                                                                        

Education

Cardiff Metropolitan, Masters in Fine Art, 2010 – 2012

University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Bachelor of Fine Art, 2007 – 2010

 

Exhibitions/Projects

2014                        

  • Oreil Davis Open, Group Exhibition, Oreil Davis, Newtown
  • Unit (e), Residency and Exhibition, G39, Cardiff

 

2013

  • Apparatus – A Series of Operational Guides, Exhibition Profile, Mission Gallery, Swansea
  • Shed Project, Made in Roath, Art Festival, Cardiff
  • Post:Experiments, Solo Exhibition Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff
  • One-Day Collective – BRG, public realm commission, Cardiff
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • Microworld Arcadia – BRG, Genetic MOO, Arcade Cardiff

 

2012

  • BlowBack - Closing Show, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff
  • I am the Space Where I am, Group Exhibition, Site Festival, Stroud
  • ‘All back to ours’, Pop-up Group Exhibition, Donald Street, Cardiff
  • In Haus, Group Exhibition, Printhaus, Cardiff
  • Masters Exhibition, Cardiff Metropolitan, Cardiff
  • Snakes and Ladders – BRG, Z - Shed, Bristol
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • Ffotogallery Book Art Fair – BRG, Ffotogallery, Cardiff
  • Spatial Development Think Tank – BRG, Chapter’s Festival of Failure, Cardiff

 

2011

  • Disruption – BRG, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • For Love not Money’, global mail-art collaboration, Group Exhibition, 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia

 

2010  

  • BA Degree Show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, Cardiff
  • Tenure, Group Exhibition, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff

 

2009

  • Impressions, Group Exhibition, Cardiff

 

2008 

  • Blurring Boundaries, Group Exhibition WAVE, Edmonton, Canada and Seoul, Korea

 

Professional Development

 

Research and Development Grant, Arts Council Wales, 2013

Axis Out and Beyond: What to do next after graduation, Symposium, Panel Speaker

Axis Out and Beyond Program, Mentoring scheme, participating artist mentored by Amanda Roderick, Director of Mission Gallery

Screen Printing Workshop Leader, Printhaus, Cardiff

Freelance Textile Screen Printer

BRG, Artist collective, Past Member