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Olenna Mokliak

MA work

The place from which I make work is a land where possibilities are infinite. This is an imaginary world, one of hyper-reality, a location where absurdity is a source of freedom. I strive to connect with a residual energy and work to explore the images of my subconscious. Writing poetry and prose is an extension of this make-believe microcosm.

‘Now. Walking along a concrete-covered path where train tracks rested, the route through an intangible no-man’s-land of disintegrating history. Ghosts of engines howl. The intonation of this sound performs – a dancing spectre. In the black room where life once resided. Home. Borderless. This is my liminal wilderness.’

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2010

  • The place from which I make work is a land where possibilities are infinite. This is an imaginary world, one of hyper-reality, a location where absurdity is a source of freedom. I strive to connect with a residual energy and work to explore the images of my subconscious. Writing poetry and prose is an extension of this make-believe microcosm.

    ‘Now. Walking along a concrete-covered path where train tracks rested, the route through an intangible no-man’s-land of disintegrating history. Ghosts of engines howl. The intonation of this sound performs – a dancing spectre. In the black room where life once resided. Home. Borderless. This is my liminal wilderness.’

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textiles, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, 2005; Foundation Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2002
  • Experience

  • Etching evening workshop assistant, Royal College of Art, London, 2009/10; Visiting lecturer, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, 2009; Invigilator and gallery assistant, London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009; Teaching assistant, Wright Robinson Specialist College, Manchester, 2005-8
  • Exhibitions

  • Tales From The Shadows (Solo exhibition), Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne, 2007/8; Opening Exhibition, Blick Studios, Belfast, 2007/8; Brit-Art, Eyestorm Online Gallery, London, 2005; Free-Range, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2005