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Fiona McGurk

Fiona McGurk

Residence Period: 2016.10.01-2016.12.23

Fiona McGurk

Above: 59 Grasps: It's ok, I'll not let you go (2016)

Residency Project - Artist Statement

Notions of accumulation, connection and context inform my work. Ideas are developed through a range of practical strategies; painting, photography, text, objects.
I am interested in creating a suspension between works, a desire to engage the viewer beyond visual contemplation. My experience of studying Japanese language; enjoying words that do not seem to have direct translation, accepting and embracing a leap of faith seems to correlate to this space between works.


Hope Scott Trust Visual Art Award 2016
Royal Scottish Academy RSA: New Contemporaries 2013 Award
Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship 2012 & 2010

Base of activity: Glasgow, Scotland
Medium: painting, photography, installation, objects

Fiona McGurk worked as a development chemist for 12 years before graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, BA (hons) Painting, in 2012.
She has exhibited widely in the UK and further afield and has undertaken residencies nationally and internationally - most recently, a nine-month residency with pharmaceutical research center CMAC, University of Strathclyde, 2015 and a six-week research residency, Snehta | Athens, 2012.

This residency is supported by Hope Scott Trust.