Kathryn Ashill

Biography

b. 1984Wales, UK

 

Amateur dramatics, theatre flats, stage lighting, public monuments and performance are central to Ashill’s practice. Kathryn aims to pursue the theatricality in the everyday whilst sharing her observations on autobiography, people, history and site.

Harvesting and sharing performance documentation creates the opportunity for Ashill to emphasize her physical and emotional experiences of the performances. Installation of film documentation, photographic documentation, married with written responses from the live artwork is represented in a gallery environment.

There is a strong participatory spirit within the live performances Ashill creates. The work takes place both inside the gallery and in the public realm. Civic life and duty is explored through interactions with memorial sites, face painting, costume and public events.

 

 

 

C.V.

Education

2013-2015

MFA Glasgow School of Art

2007

BA (Hons) Fine Art Combined Media, First Class hons, Swansea Metropolitan University

 

Forthcoming

2016

'Golden Shower', commissioned by Rob Kennedy November 2016, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinbrugh, Scotland

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015

'Brush me, Floss me or lose me' installation and performance, Welcome Home, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2013

‘For Future Reference…’ June ’13, MEANTIME Project space, Cheltenham, UK

 

2012

‘Cock[le] Pit’ Performance for Adain Avion the Cultural Olympiad lead project for Wales

‘ABANDON SHIP!’ Stapleton Rd Tavern, Bristol

 

2011

‘In Memory of Balloon Girl’ Film Installation of performance documentation and publication launch, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

 

2010

‘Craig Y Nos’ Installation of performance documentation from the Craig Y Nos residency, Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea

Sws’ Live Performance and Installation, Mission Gallery, Swansea

 

Performances, Commissions, Group Exhibitionurgh

2016

'Soft, Strong & Long', Collaboration with Pester&Rossi, The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen, Scotland

‘There’s a Special Place in Shell…’ As part of on going collaboration as Foote&Mouth, Reid Gallery, GSA, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2015

‘Gold Panning’ Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

‘AMBUSH’ Comission for FIELDWORK at Hospitalfields, Scotland

‘Poster Boy’ Installation and performance for GSA MFA degree show. Glasgow, Scotland

‘A Prayer to GOD and NASA’, CORPO VOLTA2, The Poetry Club, Glasgow, Scotland

‘Poster Boy’Bob and Roberta Smith open weekend at Hospitalfields, Arbroath. Commission to make performance work in response to Bob and Roberta Smith’s work.

 

2014

‘Dublin Debut’ Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Gentle Girl’ LLAWN Arts Festival, North Wales, UK

‘A lament for Johanna’ Florence, Italy

Take a Break’ Gwenan International, The old hairdressers, Glasgow, UK

‘The Chorus’ The Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK

 

2013

‘Palm Project’ The Looking Glass, Bristol, UK

 

2012

Mother Time’ National Museum of Wales, UK

Mother Time’ Time Square, NYC, US

Future Target’ Flux Factory, NYC, US

ABANDON SHIP!’ Art Carbootique, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

 

2011

‘In Memory of Balloon Girl,’ Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

‘In Honour of Polly Garter’, G39, Cardiff

‘A Series of Uncertainties’, Perfformiad, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

 

2010

‘Cwtch’ Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

‘Friend Request’ The Poly, Falmouth

Cwtch: Stori’ MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

‘Feast/Gwledd II: Salem’ Oriel Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hay-on-Wye, UK

‘Sws’ Mission Gallery, Swansea, UK

Lasting Colour’ Ffotogallery, Penarth, UK

Gwisg Cenhinen’ National Assembly of Wales/ Y Senedd, Cardiff, UK

 

2009

‘La Mala Madre/The Wicked Mother’ Campo San Stefano, Venice, Italy

 

2008

‘LoveBite’Biopharm UK Ltd, Hendy, Carmarthen, UK

 

Residencies

2014

LLAWN and Mostyn Gallery, UK

Le Murate Florence, Italy

2013

MEANTIME, UK

Retreat, UK

2012

Flux Factory NYC

2010

CERBYD

Wales wide tour alongside 10 international artists. A WARP Project by Tom Goddard, Brian Watkins.

Craig Y Nos Castle, Tawe Valley

2008

Biopharm Uk ltd

Leech farm, Carmarthen

Graduate Artist in Residence

Dynevor Centre for Art and Design

 

Awards

2014

Thomas and Margret Roddin Trust Scholarship

Pantyfedwen Trust Scholarship

2013

GSA Welcome Scholarship

Arts Council of Wales Project grant (For Future Reference…)

2012

Wales Arts International grant (For Future Reference…NY)

2011

Arts Council of Wales Project grant (In Memory of Balloon Girl)

Wales Arts International Travel Grant (Venice)

2010

Arts Council of Wales Project grant (Craig Y Nos)

2007

Winner of the Mission Gallery Student Prize

 

Publications

2011

In Memory of Balloon Girl, limited edition of 500

2010

Craig Y Nos, limited edition of 500

Fora:1, Ffotogallery, limited edition of 50

 

Articles

2016

GSA EXHIBITIONS REVIEW, GSA exhibitions

2015

GSA DEGREE SHOW Emerging artists, The Skinny

2013

g39 publication: "We want to communicate what makes us tick" AN

Art Across the City: 'Like aliens have landed and left us presents' AN

 

Television

2014

‘Newyddion am 9’ Welsh language national news correspondant for Artes Mundi

2013

‘Pethe’ S4C Discussing public Art and Locws International

2012

‘Prynhawn Da’ S4C Discussing WAI funded project at Flux Factory NYC

 

 

 

 

 

© Kathryn Ashill 2016