Rhona Jack is a visual artist based in Dundee, Scotland. Her artistic practice is formed by a combination of sculpture, printmaking and fibre art, often blurring the lines between art, craft and design. Her practice generally evolves through repeated processes, it is slow and systematic, much of the meaning behind the work becoming clear through the creation of the work itself. In this way, her practice reflects on the process of making and working with raw materials, exploring its role in the human psyche and its impact on our built environment.
Jack has a particular interest in industrialisation and the subsequent death of industries, exploring the role of the individual within them at the point where tradition and craftsmanship intersect with mass production. She is fascinated by the correlation between the machines of industry and the buildings that house them, linking the two through deeply involved craftsmanship and design. These ideas inform her sculptural works, which tend to take the form of fully functioning machines and usable pieces of design. Her print works are often based on plans and patterns for the larger sculptural works, presenting process as an artwork in itself, as interesting as the final result. Combining these with bold geometric shapes derived from architectural forms, she creates motifs to represent industry.
First Class BAHons Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, 2013-2017.
'2020 Showcase' at The Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, December 2019/January 2020.
'Artists at Glenfiddich' at The Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland, July/August 2018 (Exhibition One) and August/September 2018 (Exhibition Two).
'Satellite' at Summerhall, Edinburgh, May-July 2018.
'New Scottish Artists' at The Cello Factory, London, April 2018.
‘RSA New Contemporaries’ at The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March/April 2018.
'FreshAyr Culture Conversation' at Roseangle Church, Dundee, March 2018.
'Winter Print Exhibition' at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, December 2017.
'FreshAyr’ at Queens Court, Ayr, July/August 2017.
‘Resources’ at The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada, July 2017.
Degree Show at DJCAD, Dundee, May 2017.
‘Multi’ at The DJCAD Entrance Gallery, Dundee, November 2016.
'Collective No.1' at Gallery 48, Dundee, April-June 2016.
‘Fuse’ at The Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, October 2015.
Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Programme, 2018.
Hospitalfield Graduate Residency, 2017.
Merz Gallery, 2020.
Top Shed, 2020.
Glenfiddich Residency Award at RSA NC, 2018.
Glasgow Print Studio Award at RSA NC, 2018.
Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize Shortlisted Artist, 2017.
The Alastair Smart Memorial Sculpture Prize, 2017.
RSA New Contemporaries Selected Graduate, 2017.
Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Award Shortlisted Artist, 2017.
Big Cat Textiles Graduate Award, 2017.