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Rachel Smith

Email rachelsmith999@hotmail.com
Phone 0114 225 5555

Background

I am currently researching a Fine Art PhDhaving recently completed my MA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University.

I gained my BA in Fine Art in 1994 from Staffordshire University, and shortly after completed a PGCE at Bretton Hall. Since then I have been working in education in a variety of settings, including gallery workshops and private tutoring.

Currently I work part-time in a secondary school as subject leader for Photography and teacher of Art. I am also a tutor for the Open College of the Arts on their Photography courses.

My work sits between art and conceptual writing. The processes of drawing language, writing sound, and reading as photographic image production are used to explore the fragmentary experience of communication. I have produced work in public during artist residencies and presented a research paper ‘Algorithmic Procedures as structure for Durational Drawing’ as part of the RHUL Generative Constraints conference in London.

In 2014 I exhibited in the Language of Lists exhibition, part of the Text Festival, Bury. I produced work as an agent of Sharon Kivland in the Leeds College of Art Library Interventions project. I exhibited in The Card Index as Writing Machine, curated by John McDowell at The Tetley, Leeds.

Projects

Research Degree : Drawing out Language: Destabilisation of Narrative Sense through Conceptual Writing

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