Carolyn Curtis Magri West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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BA (Hons) Painting, MA Art and Design, M. Phil Fine Art, Lorado Taft Fellowship Art Practice: Drawing, sculpture, painting, digital prints, installation, curating Studio: Linden Mill Gallery, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7LB Memberships: Curatorspace and Castlefield Associates

My work is informed by the microscopic marks and evidence detection processes used in forensics and urban archaeology. A Fine Art practitioner since 1991, my drawings continue to evolve from my research into drawing processes. My drawings range in size from tiny traces on sticky tape to highly detailed drawings on elephantine sheets of 500 gsm mixed-media paper. An ever evolving system of abstract signs and symbols makes up my imagined topography (Jo Manby, 2017). I emboss-draw and pull and push drawn marks away from embossed scars and edges with a range of different drawing materials. My small sculptures are made from paint left on discarded palettes. I use syringes and stained spoons, in installations. Dust and earth are collected from significant inside and outside spaces tracing the under/down sides of fame. Postcards from 'lost souls' calling attention to things that remain hidden and cry out for discovery. I am currently working on a series of large, highly detailed drawings on 500gsm on mixed-media paper together with a series of digital images and time-lapse videos informed by the tributes left on Sylvia Plath's grave in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

I have exhibited in UK, Malta and Chicago and have been a member of several studio groups in High Peak, Manchester and Salford including Lyme Park Stables Studios, Bankley Studios and Gallery in Levenshulme and 3rd Floor Studio and Gallery Studios in Manchester; Suite Studios in Salford. I have experience of teaching, arts administration, gallery management and curating and art mentoring in the community with ex-offender artists.

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    The Lie of The Land

      The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery,  |    Exhibition  |    30/05/2024 to 18/08/2024

    An exhibition of works by Carolyn Curtis Magri and Deirdre Kelly, wandering pathways, tracing trajectories point to point, exploring isotherms, unfolding narratives with global threads.

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