Atrium Space | Alison Pilkington

30 November 2016

STUDIO ARTIST: Alison Pilkington | M-O-O-N Spells Moon

This is the first in a series of featured artists, where a TBG+S studio artist is invited to exhibit their work in the Atrium Space. The intention is to create an active space outside of the studio and the gallery to exhibit finished work or work in progress.

Alison Pilkington's work is installed in the Atrium Space at TBG+S from December 2016 until Friday 27 January 2017. To view Alison's work, visit the gallery between Tuesday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm and ask the invigilator for access to Alison's work.

Alison Pilkington completed a practice led PhD in painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, awarded in 2015.

In 2012, she was awarded a British Institution Award for painting at the Royal Academy Summer Show London. She has been selected for the Marmite Painting Prize, London 2012 and 2016. She was shortlisted for the Kurt Beers 100 Painters of Tomorrow publication, 2013. She was 3rd prize-winner at the Artslant International Jurors Award, December 2013.

Alison Pilkington describes her art practice as “exploring the idea of the psychological self and how this might be manifested through painting. I focus on how narrative imagery interacts with the intrinsic qualities of paint, how the paint material moves and how it can be played with.

My paintings are quasi-figurative using motifs that have developed over a series of paintings and painting installations. In my recent body of work I explore how familiar yet comic images have the potential to disturb or disorientate or perhaps be ‘uncanny’.”

Image: Audition, oil on canvas, 2015, 86cm x 76cm