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Aithan Shapira

MA work

'Man I love not. I love that which devours him.'
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Night Flight (1931)

In our cynical Rube Goldberg*, we see things devouring other things, we devour ourselves, we devour each other. After the devouring, only the bones, the cores of things, remain; and their secrets can be revealed.

My current work compares Jewish and Aboriginal sacred symbologies from land.

  • A convoluted mechanism built to carry out a mundane task.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2008

  • 'Man I love not. I love that which devours him.'
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Night Flight (1931)

    In our cynical Rube Goldberg*, we see things devouring other things, we devour ourselves, we devour each other. After the devouring, only the bones, the cores of things, remain; and their secrets can be revealed.

    My current work compares Jewish and Aboriginal sacred symbologies from land.

    • A convoluted mechanism built to carry out a mundane task.
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Studio Fine Arts: Painting, Brandeis University, MA, USA, 2002; MFA Painting, Boston University, USA, 2006
  • Experience

  • Teaching Fellow: Beginning Painting, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, 2003-4; Residency, Milton Avery’s Studio, Avery-Mann Gallery, Gloucester, USA, 2006; Teaching Fellow: Painting I, II, Drawing I, Drawing Concepts, 2-D Design, Boston University, USA, 2004-6; Sessional Assistant Tutor: Etching, Silkscreen, Royal College of Art, 2007-8
  • Exhibitions

  • There and Back Again, Royal College of Art, 2007; Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, USA, 2006; National Image, Sherman Gallery, Boston, USA, 2006
  • Awards

  • Research Fellowship in Australia, Painting, Endeavor International Research Scholarship, 2007; Painting, Blanche E. Colman Award for Painting, 2006; Painting, Ann Friedman Prize in Painting, 2006