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Kirsty Reid

Kirsty Reid
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Kirsty Reid’s practice considers process and materiality through the exploration of water based paints and the potential of painterly marks they can create. An interest in surfaces influences her use of ceramics, fabrics and various papers. Archival ideas underpin the work, as the imagery is derived from an evergrowing collection of film photographs of landscapes and places she has visited. Making books is a recurring interest of hers which, also archival in nature, allows for the gathering and ordering of material. In developing these ideas she has looked to autochrome photograph archives from the early 1900’s. Working from film photographs bring an element of memory and nostalgia to the work, as she reflects on her time spent in these places whilst painting. This results in invented, fragmented landscapes regenerated in watercolour to form a dreamlike state.
2014 - 2018 BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (First Class), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland

2016 Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

2018 Wall Projects New Graduate Prize
2018 RSW 138th Open Annual Exhibition Invited Artist
2018 Farquhar Reid Trust Prize
2015 Alastair Hickman Drawing Prize

May Exhibition
On The Fringe, Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow

2018 Christmas Fundraising Auction
16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow

Winter Show
Wall Projects, Montrose

RSW 138th Annual Exhibition
RSA, Edinburgh

‘Keep Making’
Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh

‘Save the Graduate’
Dock Street Studios, Dundee

DJCAD Degree Show
DJCAD, Dundee

DJCAD Zine Library Launch
Matthew Gallery, DJCAD

‘nobody taught me how to fold’
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Blackness Library, Dundee

‘Virtual Reality’
VRC, Dundee Contemporary Arts

MCG Open Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
in the midst of a morning
  • Kirsty Reid
  • in the midst of a morning
  • Watercolour
puddles of cherry blossom
  • Kirsty Reid
  • puddles of cherry blossom
  • Watercolour
between cities
  • Kirsty Reid
  • between cities
  • Watercolour
feeling as light as air
  • Kirsty Reid
  • feeling as light as air
  • Watercolour
sunlight comes in washes
  • Kirsty Reid
  • sunlight comes in washes
  • Watercolour
pale sky
  • Kirsty Reid
  • pale sky
  • Watercolour
caught in the breeze
  • Kirsty Reid
  • caught in the breeze
  • Ceramics
memory of materials
  • Kirsty Reid
  • memory of materials
  • Ceramics