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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 works and lives 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 is the recipient of the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy 2020 John Kinross Travel Scholarship to Florence, Italy and has been selected to take part in the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition in 2022.
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 abstract, 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.
AWARDS
2020 RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art
Winner of the J. Gordon Brown Memorial Painting Prize
Awarded the Royal Scottish Academy 2020 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
2020 VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND GRADUATE SHOWCASE 2020, online
Digital DEGREE SHOW, Gray's School of Art, online
Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Palmetto-Zenit-Ligneous
  • Mixed Media
Coracle-Renga-Fossa
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Coracle-Renga-Fossa
  • Mixed Media
Bauxite-Agustinia-Bridge
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Bauxite-Agustinia-Bridge
  • Mixed Media
Whirlwind-Agate-Axis
  • Kinga Elliott
  • Whirlwind-Agate-Axis
  • Mixed Media

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