Artist Kirsty Whiten

Ronky

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1200.00 / $1584.41
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6321

Cal

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1000.00 / $1320.34
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6323

Rosie in Laburnum

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £950.00 / $1254.32
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11423

Shona

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £1000.00 / $1320.34
Size 57 x 85 cm
Ref 6322

Niomi Hart

Kirsty Whiten

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Media Oil
Type Figure/Life
Price £2438.00 / $3218.99
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 / $1254.32
Size 46 x 62 cm
Ref 11422

"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, AustriaKirsty Whiten/ N.I.C.J.O.B.

January 2003 shared show 5th, Guinness Storehouse, DublinHot 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 BerlinKirsty Whiten September 2001 Solo show Tricycle Theatre Gallery, London

AnimalJune 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

June

2000 Group show Damstchach, Wernberg, Austria6eme 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