Artist Kirsty Whiten

Rosie in Laburnum

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £950.00 / $1208.84
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11423

Shona

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1000.00 / $1272.46
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6322

Niomi Hart

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £2438.00 / $3102.26
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 / $1208.84
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11422

Cal

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1000.00 / $1272.46
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6323

Ronky

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1526.95
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 classSept 1994 - June 1995 Dundee College of further Education Portfolio preparation programmeResidencies:'Scheming' spring 2002with Collective Gallery, EdinburghThree 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 1999nine months residency in the Miller Homes' studio in Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris'Laborhaus 5' November 1999One week residency in Bedburg Hau Psychiatric Hospital, Cologne, Germany, culminating with a group show on site.Awards:1998 January Exhibition School Prize for photography1999 George Jackson Memorial Prize For the outstanding painting by a British student produced in the college in 19991999 Watt Club Medal Annual award by Heriot-Watt University for academic distiction1999 Miller Homes Young Scottish Artist of the Year Prize for a Scottish painting graduate: residency in 'La Cite Internationale des Arts', Paris2000 6eme Salon des Artistes Europeens, Prix du Jury Espace Chateau Landon, 75010 Paris2001 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme Grant for studio hire for four months2002 Scottish Arts Council Assisstance grant Towards preparation for a solo show at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh2002 Professional Development Grant Towards a visit and exhibition at RMIT University, Melbourne2003 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme Grant for studio hire for three monthsExhibitions:The Strange Physiognomy of the FaceJune 2003 group show Atelier Expositur, Graz, AustriaKirsty Whiten/ N.I.C.J.O.B.January 2003 shared show 5th, Guinness Storehouse, DublinHot PicsNovember 2002 group show North Edinburgh Arts centre, EdinburghAffordable art fairOctober 2002 International art fair New YorkKirsty WhitenSeptember 2002 project room Spare room, RMIT University, MelbourneBerlin Art ForumOctober 2002 International art fair BerlinRight-on mum June 2002 solo show Collective Gallery, EdinburghBerlin Art ForumOctober 2001 International art fair BerlinKirsty Whiten September 2001 Solo show Tricycle Theatre Gallery, LondonAnimalJune 2001 group show Royal Infirmary, EdinburghNew Street ArtistsJuly 2001 Group show New Street exhibition space, EdinburghRabbit Drawings March 2001 Project Room Collective Gallery, EdinburghTwo Years OnFebruary 2001 Group show The Leith Gallery, EdinburghSSA Contemporary Open November 2000 Group show Royal Scottish Academy, EdinburghSpare Room September 2000 project room RMIT University, Melbourne, AustraliaDress Code August 2000 Group show .1664, Den Haag, NetherlandsCite Internationale des Arts July 2000 Group show Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FranceSalonJune2000 Group show Damstchach, Wernberg, Austria6eme Salon des Artistes Europeens May 2000 Group show Espace Chateau Landon, Paris, FranceNew Faces January 2000 Group show The Leith Gallery, EdinburghLaborhaus 6 November 1999 Group show Bedburg Hau, Cologne, GermanyCitizen 2000 April 1999 Group show Collective Gallery, EdinburghStudent Show February 1999 Group show Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh