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Ursula Mathers

Ursula Mathers
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Ursula is an American artist living in Aberdeen and her painting practice explores abstract colour and form in watercolour, oil and pastels. Her theoretical research includes themes such as improvisational methodologies, creativity, failure and contextuality. Initially graduating in liberal arts from Bennington College (USA) in 2000 with a focus on painting and illustration, she worked as an artist and children’s book illustrator for many years in Italy and the UK. Alongside her art, she has taught children of various ages within the context of a Steiner Waldorf educational approach. She has recently completed her MA at Gray’s School of Art and works as a freelance artist and educator.
Robert Gordon University, UK –Master’s in Art & Design With Distinction, 2019
Bennington College, USA - BA in Liberal Arts, Painting & Illustration, 2000
Studio Art Centers International, Florence ITALY - 1999
The Art Institute, San Francisco USA - courses, 1992

Sociopolitical Stories, RGU, Aberdeen, UK, 2020
Colour & Form, Pheonix Centre, Newton Dee, Aberdeen, UK, 2020
Experiential Colour, Christian Community, Aberdeen, UK. 2020
Art in the Waiting Room, Camphill, Aberdeen, UK, 2019
Recent Work, Newton Dee, Aberdeen, UK, 2010
Paintings by Ursula Mathers, Galleria Eclectica, Pisa, ITALY, 2007
Botanical Paintings, Art Op, Pisa, ITALY, 2006
A different Shade of White, Lo Chalet, Torre del Lago, ITALY, 2004-5
Solo Show, Five o’clock, Pisa, ITALY, 2004
Botanics of Light, Exhibition, Il Ciglieri, Pisa ITALY, 2003
Light Origins, Jackson Pollock Centro, Pisa ITALY, 2002

Little Originals, Roseangle Gallery, Dundee, UK, 2019
Christmas Exhibition, Camphill, Aberdeen, UK, 2019
MA Degree Show, Gray’s, RGU, Aberdeen, UK, 2019
Submit, WORM, Aberdeen, UK, 2018
Winter Open, Moray Ar Centre, Findhorn, UK, 2018
NEOS, Aberdeen Waldorf School, Aberdeen, UK, 2012
Paintings by Ursula, Green Edge, Sheffield, UK, 2008
Il Tè, Limonaia, Pisa, ITALY, 2006
Trame di Donne, S.Zeno, Pisa, ITALY, 2006
Edizioni Plus Illustrations, Palazzo Rettorato, Pisa, ITALY, 2005
Currier Opening, Putney School, Vermont, USA, 2004
Action Painting, Stazione Leopoldo, Pisa, ITALY, 2004
Imago Mundi, Imago Galleria, Pisa, ITALY, 2002
Fuoricentro Inougurazione, Gruppo ARS NOVA, Livorno ITALY, 2002
Imago Inaugurazione, Imago Galleria, Pisa ITALY, 2002
Premio Citta’ di Pisa, Hotel Duomo, Pisa ITALY, 2002
Prints by Hand, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley CA, USA, 2001
Senior Show, Bennington College, VT, USA, 2000
Spring Exhibition, SACI, Florence ITALY, 1999
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  • Becoming
  • Oil
Harmonious encounter
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  • Harmonious encounter
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  • Fuoco
  • Oil
A pleasant disagreement
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  • A pleasant disagreement
We are all connected
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  • We are all connected
  • Watercolour
Green went for a walk
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  • Green went for a walk
  • Oil