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Kinga Elliott

Kinga Elliott
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I am drawn to the abstract. I am captivated by complex interconnected shapes, be it in unusual architecture, in tiny seed pods or in mathematical geometry. I am intrigued by complexity, underlying order and emerging connections within a structure. I hope to convey to the viewer the inherent visual beauty of these systems.
I am a painter with a background in science. I make mixed media artworks on paper and on board and I also create colour changing images in back-lit frames using polariser sheets.
I have a long-held fascination with light, with its manifold representations and appearances in religions, in optics and in theoretical physics. For my artworks, I found a very apt process in the making of cyanotypes, where light plays an active role in the creation of the image.
The cyanotypes serve as starting points that I build on, using acrylic paint, ink, various dry mediums and occasionally resin. I find this technique very fluid and adaptable. It enables me to create abstract, lyrical, poetical works, or straight-lined logical structures as well as representational, recognisable images.
I live and work from my studio in Aberdeenshire. I graduated from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen in 2020, and currently I am Painting Graduate in Residence there, combining studio practice with assisting at teaching. Originally from Hungary, I emigrated to Scotland in the 1990s.
My works have received numerous awards and have been exhibited at many group and solo shows, including at the RSA in Edinburgh and at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
BA (Hons) Painting, first class. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. 2020.

HNC Contemporary Art Practice. Angus College, Arbroath. 2015.

MSc Mathematics and Physics. Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. 1991.

Blustery-Turbulence-Dawn. Lochty Gallery, Carnoustie. July - September 2023.

Signal-Voltaic-Keepsake. Rogart Street Campus Gallery, Glasgow. March 2023.

Harp-Chatter-Peppermint. Glenesk Folk Museum, Glenesk. May - November 2022.

Synaptic-Alluvium-Betrothal. GHAT Small Gallery, Aberdeen. February - May 2022.​

A Moment in Time. Aberdeen Health Village, Aberdeen. August 2019.

SSA 125th Annual Exhibition. The Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr.

SSA 130 Annual Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Royal Scottish Academy at The British Art Fair. Saatchi Gallery, London.

Artist Aid Ukraine. The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow.

RSA Annual Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Reverb. Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, online.

RSA New Contemporaries. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Degree Show. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Online.

Royal Scottish Academy
Robert Gordon University
Glasgow Print Studio
Glenesk Folk Museum

Painting Graduate in Residency. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland. Sep 2023 - Sep 2024.

Glenesk Folk Museum Artist Residency. Glenesk, Scotland. January-July 2023.

Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship. Sep-Oct 2020, Sep-Oct 2022, Florence Italy.

Society of Scottish Artists - Creating a response to a historical work by Bet Low for the 130-year anniversary of the Society of Scottish Artists, 2022.

RSA Patrons Award. Royal Scottish Academy. 2022.

David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Award. 2022.

Glasgow Print Studio Publication Prize. 2022.

RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art. Robert Gordon University. 2020.

J. Gordon Brown Memorial Painting Prize. 2020.

Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Shortlist. 2020.

Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Art & Design Prize for Creative Communication. 2019.
Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous, 2020
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  • Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous, 2020
  • Mixed Media
Coracle-Renga-Fossa, 2020
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  • Coracle-Renga-Fossa, 2020
  • Mixed Media
Bauxite-Agustinia-Bridge, 2020
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Bauxite-Agustinia-Bridge, 2020
  • Mixed Media
Whirlwind-Agate-Axis, 2019
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Whirlwind-Agate-Axis, 2019
  • Mixed Media
Analcime-Crassulaceous-Lalang, 2022
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  • Analcime-Crassulaceous-Lalang, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Anomuran-Serein-Lapis, 2022
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Anomuran-Serein-Lapis, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Hanepoot-Leveret-Fipple, 2022
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  • Hanepoot-Leveret-Fipple, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Geometric-Galactic-Ray, 2022
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  • Geometric-Galactic-Ray, 2022
  • Mixed Media