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Sarah Cooney

MA work

Through breaking down and orchestrating visual components, colours and shapes, each painting in my practice becomes a self-contained entity, occupying its own internal sense, nuance and rhythm. Paint is moved around and pictorial problems worked through only to be exceeded by the innate logic of a painting's overriding force. Mine are slow paintings that require of their audience a close up and considered way of looking. The time that goes into the making is later made explicit by the act of viewing. How the paintings formulate and register is crucial to the intent and experience of the work.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2008

  • Through breaking down and orchestrating visual components, colours and shapes, each painting in my practice becomes a self-contained entity, occupying its own internal sense, nuance and rhythm. Paint is moved around and pictorial problems worked through only to be exceeded by the innate logic of a painting's overriding force. Mine are slow paintings that require of their audience a close up and considered way of looking. The time that goes into the making is later made explicit by the act of viewing. How the paintings formulate and register is crucial to the intent and experience of the work.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University, 2005\r \n \n
  • Experience

  • Graduate Fellow in Painting, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2005-6; Artist-in-Residence, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre/ Lews Castle College, North Uist, 2006, 2007\r \n \n
  • Exhibitions

  • Spent, Three Colts Gallery, London, 2006; New Works, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2006; Sakaide Art Grand Prix, Sakaide Municipal Art Gallery, Kagawa, Japan, 2003, 2004; AW4E, Psyche (MIMA pre opening event), Middlesbrough, 2004\r \n \n
  • Awards

  • Painting, John Crisp Memorial Prize, 2005\r \n \n