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Kinga Elliott

Kinga Elliott
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Kinga’s overarching interest is in the concept of light, let it be optics, theoretical physics, or from a theological aspect.
She has developed a unique way of making transparencies that serve as negatives for the cyanotype process. The resulting large paper cyanotypes then become starting points for further painterly developments. She uses oil and acrylic paint, ink and various dry mediums in her creative process. She often mounts the cyanotype on board that enables her to build up several layers of resin coatings with layers of paints in between them.
Kinga lives and works in Glenesk, Scotland, on the border of Angus and Aberdeenshire. She studied painting at Gray’s School of Art graduating with first class honours in 2020.
She holds a master's degree in Mathematics and Physics, and she often uses forms borrowed from science as a starting point for her paintings. At other times, her works are more organic in nature. Her works are focusing on manifestations of light, colour, dynamism, balance and interconnectedness.
The titles of her work bear reference to coding systems of online platforms, creating a sense of atmosphere and musicality.
website: https://www.kingaelliott.com
Instagram: @kingaelliott
AWARDS

2022
Royal Scottish Academy Patrons Award
David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Award
Glasgow Print Studio Publication Prize

2020
RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art
J. Gordon Brown Memorial Painting Prize
RSA John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Italy
Selected for the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition, Edinburgh 2022
Shortlisted for the Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase

2019
Winner of the SCPN Art & Design Prize for Creative Communication, Scotland 2019

2018
Shortlisted for SUT Award, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

2015
Selected to the Scotland+Venice Learning Team, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy


COLLECTIONS
Royal Scottish Academy
Robert Gordon University


EXHIBITIONS

2022
BRITISH ART FAIR, Saatchi Gallery, London
HARP-CHATTER-PEPPERMINT, solo exhibition, Glenesk Folk Museum, 8 May – 4 November
BIG ART SHOW, group exhibition, Paisley, 26 August – 26 November
ARTIST AID UKRAINE, group exhibition, Pentagon Centre, Glasgow
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY 196th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
REVERB, Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibition, online
RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES, group exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SYNAPTIC-ALLUVIUM-BETROTHAL, solo exhibition, GHAT Small Gallery, Aberdeen
GENERATOR PROJECTS Annual Exhibition, Dundee

2021
REUNION, group exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow

2020
VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND GRADUATE SHOWCASE, online
Digital DEGREE SHOW, Gray's School of Art, online
Interim 4th YEAR PAINTING EXHIBITION, Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh

2019
A MOMENT IN TIME, Solo exhibition, Aberdeen Health Village, Aberdeen
GRAY'S OUTLET, Group exhibition, Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
MORE CONCRETE! Group performance and exhibition, Belmont, Aberdeen

2018
BGF & EY Painting exhibition, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
MAVERICS Group
Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous, 2020
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous, 2020
  • Mixed Media
Coracle-Renga-Fossa, 2020
  • Kinga Elliott
  • 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
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Analcime-Crassulaceous-Lalang, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Anomuran-Serein-Lapis, 2022
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Anomuran-Serein-Lapis, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Hanepoot-Leveret-Fipple, 2022
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Hanepoot-Leveret-Fipple, 2022
  • Mixed Media
Geometric-Galactic-Ray, 2022
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Geometric-Galactic-Ray, 2022
  • Mixed Media

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