KINGA 

ELLIOTT

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       Kinga Elliott is an oil painter graduating with a BA (Hon) Painting first class degree from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy  2020 John Kinross Travel Scholarship to Florence, Italy.


       Kinga Elliott holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics and Physics and she often uses forms borrowed from science as a
starting point for her paintings. Her works are abstract, focusing on manifestations of light, colour, dynamism, balance and
interconnectedness.

 

       At times, Kinga Elliott’s paintings explore the connection to mathematical visualisation in the form of underpinning
geometrical structures. At other times, her works are more organic in nature.


        Her overarching interest is in the concept of light, let it be optics, theoretical physics, or from a theological aspect. As part of the artistic exploration into the nature of light, she found a very apt process in the making of cyanotypes, where light plays an active part in the creation of the image.


       Kinga Elliott has developed a unique way of making her own semitransparent paper transparencies that serve as negatives for the cyanotype process.


      The resulting large paper cyanotypes then become starting points for further painterly developments. She uses oil and acrylic paint, ink and various dry mediums in her creative process. Sometimes she mounts the cyanotype onto board first, creating a tough surface that enables her to build up several layers of resin coatings with painting layers in between them.


      The titles of her work bear reference to coding systems of online platforms. She creates seemingly random word combinations that evoke a sense of atmosphere and musicality.

 AWARDS

 

July 2020         RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art

July 2020         Winner of the J. Gordon Brown Memorial Painting Prize

July 2020         Selected for the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition, Edinburgh 2021

May 2020        Received the Royal Scottish Academy 2020 John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Italy

June 2019        Winner of the SCPN Art & Design Prize for Creative Communication, Scotland 2019    

Nov 2018         Shortlisted for SUT Award,  Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

June 2015        Selected to the Scotland+Venice Learning Team, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy                           

EXHIBITIONS

Aug 2020              VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND Digital GRADUATE SHOWCASE 2020               online

July 2020              Digital DEGREE SHOW, Gray's School of Art                  www.graysdegree.show

 

Feb 2020              Interim 4th YEAR PAINTING EXHIBITION             Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh

 

Aug-Sep 2019        A MOMENT IN TIME  Solo exhibition             Aberdeen Health Village, Aberdeen

 

August 2019          GRAY'S OUTLET    Group exhibition                    Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

    

April 2019              MORE CONCRETE!  Group performance and exhibition         Belmont, Aberdeen

November 2018      BGF & EY Painting exhibition                            Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

   

September 2018     MAVERICS Group exhibition with NEOS                  Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie

June 2018             SMORG:ARTS:BORD  Painting Exhibition               Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

 

April 2018              SNAP Group exhibition                                     Ruthrierston Centre, Aberdeen

Nov-Dec 2015        The MEFFAN Winter Exhibition                The Meffan Museum & Gallery, Forfar

EDUCATION

2016-2020            BA (HONS) Painting, First Class                      Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

 

2012-2015            HNC Contemporary Art Practice              Dundee and Angus College, Arbroath      

1985-1991            Equivalent to MSc in Mathematics and Physics         ELTE University, Budapest