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William Maw

MA work

My recent works are monotype screenprints and digital collage editions inspired in part by the Fountainwell Archive, a ‘universal picture resource’ and printed currency from around the globe.

I am trying to find a balance between the contradictions of the machine manufactured, the computer-generated and the hand-made image. My collages construct whilst the screenprints dismantle, with a self-conscious nod to the manuscripts of medieval book making and the art of the copyist and pre-printing. I'm looking for a convergence of these historical things as well as the contemporary conventions of print publishing, the photographic image and the personal occupation of drawing.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2009

  • My recent works are monotype screenprints and digital collage editions inspired in part by the Fountainwell Archive, a ‘universal picture resource’ and printed currency from around the globe.

    I am trying to find a balance between the contradictions of the machine manufactured, the computer-generated and the hand-made image. My collages construct whilst the screenprints dismantle, with a self-conscious nod to the manuscripts of medieval book making and the art of the copyist and pre-printing. I'm looking for a convergence of these historical things as well as the contemporary conventions of print publishing, the photographic image and the personal occupation of drawing.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, 1996
  • Experience

  • Screenprinter, Advanced Graphics, London, 2006 to present; Gallery Manager, Glasgow Print Studio, 2001-2006; Curator, Cubarte: Taller Serigraphica Rene Portocarrero, Havana, Cuba, 2002; Visiting Artist, Xicanindio Artes Inc., Mesa, Arizona, USA, 1998
  • Exhibitions

  • New Graphic Works, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, 2008; Ethnic Forgery Series, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, 2002; Modern Dreams II, Alliance Ethio-Francais, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2001; Modern Dreams I, Glasgow Print Studio, 1999
  • Awards

  • Residency, Xicanindio Artes Inc. / Glasgow Print Studio, 1998; Printmaking Prize, Glasgow School of Art / Glasgow Print Studio, 1996; Residency, Addis Ababa School of Fine Art, Ethiopia, 1995