Artist Kirsty Whiten

Rosie in Laburnum

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £950.00 / $1256.76
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11423

Shona

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1587.48
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6322

Niomi Hart

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £2438.00 / $3225.23
Size 100 x 110 cm
Ref 9121

Mairi with Yellow Ribbon

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £950.00 / $1256.76
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11422

Cal

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1587.48
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6323

Ronky

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1587.48
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6321
The paintings are of people I come to know. I draw, photograph and study
these people, and later I form compositions from the images I have
collected. The details and poses that I choose are what I feel are the most
clean, pure and proud. I would like to find something strong or even
monumental in the model's appearance. I search for this neat smooth quality
for the painting.

It is important that my relationship with them is not entirely comfortable;
this gives the pictures their tension from outside the frame. Their pose is
made with full knowledge of the complexity of appearance and representation.
Their self-consciousness shows them to be contemporary people. They are not
naive. The people I choose are wary of their self image, and it can make
them appear awkward, but it also gives them a kind of power inside their own
portrait.
Education:
Sept 1995- June 1999 Edinburgh College of Art
BA (hons) Fine Art, 1st class
Sept 1994 - June 1995 Dundee College of further Education
Portfolio preparation programme
Residencies:
'Scheming' spring 2002
with Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Three month residency, with one contact day a week, in Dumbiedykes housing scheme Holyrood, Edinburgh. Collaborating with residents to produce contemporary art for an exhibition.
Miller Homes Young Scottish Artist of the Year 1999
nine months residency in the Miller Homes' studio in Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
'Laborhaus 5' November 1999
One week residency in Bedburg Hau Psychiatric Hospital, Cologne, Germany, culminating with a group show on site.

Awards:
1998 January Exhibition School Prize
for photography
1999 George Jackson Memorial Prize
For the outstanding painting by a British student produced in the college in 1999
1999 Watt Club Medal
Annual award by Heriot-Watt University for academic distiction
1999 Miller Homes Young Scottish Artist of the Year
Prize for a Scottish painting graduate: residency in 'La Cite Internationale des Arts', Paris
2000 6eme Salon des Artistes Europeens, Prix du Jury
Espace Chateau Landon, 75010 Paris
2001 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme
Grant for studio hire for four months
2002 Scottish Arts Council Assisstance grant
Towards preparation for a solo show at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 Professional Development Grant
Towards a visit and exhibition at RMIT University, Melbourne
2003 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme
Grant for studio hire for three months



Exhibitions:
The Strange Physiognomy of the Face
June 2003 group show Atelier Expositur, Graz, Austria
Kirsty Whiten/ N.I.C.J.O.B.
January 2003 shared show 5th, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Hot Pics
November 2002 group show North Edinburgh Arts centre, Edinburgh
Affordable art fair
October 2002 International art fair New York
Kirsty Whiten
September 2002 project room Spare room, RMIT University, Melbourne
Berlin Art Forum
October 2002 International art fair Berlin
Right-on mum
June 2002 solo show Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Berlin Art Forum
October 2001 International art fair Berlin
Kirsty Whiten
September 2001 Solo show Tricycle Theatre Gallery, London
Animal
June 2001 group show Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
New Street Artists
July 2001 Group show New Street exhibition space, Edinburgh
Rabbit Drawings
March 2001 Project Room Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Two Years On
February 2001 Group show The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
SSA Contemporary Open
November 2000 Group show Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Spare Room
September 2000 project room RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Dress Code
August 2000 Group show .1664, Den Haag, Netherlands
Cite Internationale des Arts
July 2000 Group show Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Salon
June2000 Group show Damstchach, Wernberg, Austria
6eme Salon des Artistes Europeens
May 2000 Group show Espace Chateau Landon, Paris, France
New Faces
January 2000 Group show The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
Laborhaus 6
November 1999 Group show Bedburg Hau, Cologne, Germany
Citizen 2000
April 1999 Group show Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Student Show
February 1999 Group show Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh