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Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed
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Transient, my latest series of works, explores a phenomenological engagement of walking through mountainous landscapes. A physical and emotional experience explored through time and the senses.

Walking through, and inhabiting these spaces, perceptions can shift, as your own physical position and environmental conditions can change from one minute to the next; a space that looks flat, can the next, look deep. The higher you walk, you become more exposed, as the landscape changes, your emotions and perceptions of space and time can alter, finding that you are continually readjusting and adapting your senses to this, space and time.
As the scale and proximately of these environments of tundra and snow fields, scree slopes and boulders, which can often appear devoid and stripped of colour can disorientate your senses.
This however, can present a different perception of the space, elevating and heightening your awareness for the surfaces, forms and the changing space through the sense of touch. As you move through the landscape, you begin to see and understand it through a network and patterns, forms, tone, light, texture and shapes.
2016 Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh.
2015 Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh.
2014 ‘Fabric of the Land’, The SMART Gallery, Aberdeen.
2014 ‘Beyond Land’, BP Atrium Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2012 Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Scottish Borders.
2012 Coldstream Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders.
2012 Duns, Castle, Scottish Borders
2009 Environmental Sculpture, iPark, Conecticut, USA.
2008 Superficial Intrusions, Hull College of Art & Design.
2008 Art for Rosie’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2000 Wasps, (Stockbridge Gallery), Edinburgh.
2000 'Point-Counterpoint', EICC, Scotland.

2014 Documentary film by 'Art in Healthcare' part of a series entitled, ‘Artist Uncovered’.
2014 ‘Artist Uncovered’ - An article by Martine Foltier Pugh, ‘Art in Healthcare’.

AIR (artist in residence)
2013 ‘Outlandia’, Glen Nevis, Scotland. (unfinished).
2008 iPark, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA
1998 Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, USA.

UAL: Postgraduate Certificate in H.E. in Learning & Teaching.
Borders College: Introduction to Teaching in F.E. Higher National Unit.
Edinburgh College of Art: Master of Fine Arts Degree.
Hull College of Art & Design: BA Hon's Degree, Fine Art.
Leeds College of Art: Foundation Studies Diploma , Art & Design.

Professional Body
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Current Employment
2016 - Course Organsier, Art & Design. Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh
2014 - Tutor