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Anupa Gardner

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My interests lie in how we as people inhabit the world, our interactions with each other, nature, and the built environment. I am inspired by the everyday, re-looking at the ugly and beautiful. I enjoy how unexpected moments in my present, triggered by smell or conversation, connect to my childhood. Memories colourfully vivid, or so fleeting that they are gone the next moment, leaving only a lingering feeling. They open up a bittersweet nostalgic journey which I dip into for imagery.

I am fascinated by the marks we make and leave behind, the objects we horde and throw away, and spaces we once occupied or still do. I am always looking for that moment when you make a human connection with another person or a place. These subjects are what make up the subject matter for my prints.

I am partial to patterns, typography, and textures. I am strongly influenced by narratives and often have an element of storytelling in my work. I enjoy both the technical and creative processes of print but also like exploring other media to create a desired image.
Anupa Gardner – Curriculum Vitae
07786464684 | anupagardner.com | anupagardner@gmail.com

2007–2008 | Master of Arts in Visual Communication,

Edinburgh College of Art
1997–2002 | BA, Communication Design, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, India

1995–1997 | Foundation in Arts, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, India

Selected Exhibition
From Where I Stand | National Institute of Design | British Council

Outside the Window, Coburg House, Edinburgh
REVERB | VAS Open | Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh
Marseille Morning | Out of the Blue | Edinburgh

RSA Annual Exhibition | Edinburgh
SSA Open Call | 30 X 30 Online Edition
Printed Elements | SSA | Edinburgh

Flow | VAS | Edinburgh
Alumni: Illuminations | Open Eye Gallery | Edinburgh
No Borders | ArtThou
Transitions17 | Teesside Print Prize

A Machine for Making Authenticity | Edinburgh Printmakers
Edinburgh Flat Cat Gallery | Lauder

IMPACT10 | Represented by Edinburgh Printmakers | Santander, Spain
Limited Edition | Edinburgh Printmakers | Edinburgh
Deluge | Edinburgh Printmakers

From Paper to Gold | 50th Anniversary Exhibition | Edinburgh Printmakers
VAS Open | Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh
Edinburgh A Walk in the Dream Garden | Doubtfire Gallery
Artists Bookmarket | Fruitmarket Gallery | Edinburgh

SSA Open | Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh
VAS Open | Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh
Artists Bookmarket | Fruitmarket Gallery | Edinburgh

Reflect, React, Respond | Perth Museum & Art Gallery | Perth Yellow Door Gallery | Dumfries
McGill Duncan Gallery | Castle Douglas

Wee Wigtown (Solo exhibition) | Wigtown Book Festival | Dumfries & Galloway
Works on Paper | Doubtfire Gallery | Edinburgh

Public Collections
City Art Collection, Edinburgh | Edinburgh Printmakers | Edinburgh Central Library
Gingko Projects Ltd, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde