Previous AA2A Artist

Sophie Foster

Artform:
Contemporary Artist and Tutor inspired by the simple, everyday process in nature
Year:
2013-14
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Email:
sophie.foster@hotmail.co.uk
Project summary:

After completing a Combined Honors degree in 2010 reading Contemporary Drawing, Art History and English Literature at Newcastle University, I remained in the city working as a contemporary artist gaining recognition throughout the North East as well as tutoring Fine Art to adults. 

I accomplished my first solo exhibition Transitions: At a Snail’s Pace with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, 2012 a progression from my ‘living sculpture’ conceived and performed at 25 Stratford Grove in October 2010. Here visitors could observe the slow progress of snails traversing the panes of a window, and the intricate patterns they left from their passage through the cucumber infused rice paper coating the glass.

My work comes from inspiration of the simple, everyday processes in nature, and I have developed it within my practice for a long time. I do not want to try and recreate it, as I feel this is impossible. Instead I see my work as collaboration, choosing and editing natural processes in an attempt to create something beautiful.

I have since completed an international residency in Poland and collaborated with a range of talks and workshops within NewBridge Studios, an outlet for art graduates and students and the WEA (Workers Educational Association). I am currently working on an art project with Jesmond Dene and Dot to Dot Active Arts, researching and documenting the nest habits of birds.

After completing a Combined Honors degree in 2010 reading Contemporary Drawing, Art History and English Literature at Newcastle University, I remained in the city working as a contemporary artist gaining recognition throughout the North East as well as tutoring Fine Art to adults. 

I accomplished my first solo exhibition Transitions: At a Snail’s Pace with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, 2012 a progression from my ‘living sculpture’ conceived and performed at 25 Stratford Grove in October 2010. Here visitors could observe the slow progress of snails traversing the panes of a window, and the intricate patterns they left from their passage through the cucumber infused rice paper coating the glass.

My work comes from inspiration of the simple, everyday processes in nature, and I have developed it within my practice for a long time. I do not want to try and recreate it, as I feel this is impossible. Instead I see my work as collaboration, choosing and editing natural processes in an attempt to create something beautiful.

I have since completed an international residency in Poland and collaborated with a range of talks and workshops within NewBridge Studios, an outlet for art graduates and students and the WEA (Workers Educational Association). I am currently working on an art project with Jesmond Dene and Dot to Dot Active Arts, researching and documenting the nest habits of birds.

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