Mr. James Paul Gregory.
Address: 232 Canterbury Rd
Westbrook, Kent, CT9 5JB
Completing a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art over the last three years echoes a unequal passion in an artistic industry. Through countless organised exhibitions with local artists and students I now have an extensive portfolio and experience within the gallery, curatting and exhibiting field. The course, which I graduated with a 2:1 Hons, has indefinitely reinforced a logical frame of mind, developing management skills in addition to appropriate and confident decision making.
Head Curator and Organiser of Night Picnic 2 - Norwich, UK – 2011
Co-Curator of Fine Artists, ASSEMBLE – Norwich, UK - 2011
Co-Curator of Exertus - The Forum Library, Norwich - 2011
Head Curator of Night Picnic Norwich, UK - 2010
Head Curator of ‘The Nine’ exhibition, Norwich – 2010
ShopArt - 15 Westlegate, Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich, Norfolk - 2011
Objects - Print Landing - Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, Norfolk - 2011
Late Shift - Sainsburys Centre for the Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, Norfolk – 2011
Nine - St. Andrews Church, Norwich, Norfolk – 2010
Panamama - Stew Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk -2009
Gresham’s - Print and New Media Exhibition at Nicholson’s Gallery, Holt, Norfolk - 2009
Market Portfolio - Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia. For 2009-10 the prints were sent to Boston University, USA. - 2009
I.O.T Collaboration - The Gallery, Duke Street, Norwich, Norfolk – 2009
Foundation Exhibition - University Canterbury of the Arts, Canterbury, Kent - 2008
3rd year lecture of practice
Wysing Art Centre proposal
Organiser of ‘The Nine artist collective’ weekly seminar – 2010 - 2011
Norwich University College of the Arts
University of the Creative Arts – Canterbury
Redefining a found, industrious object - producing a modified form or arrangement is just the start to an interest of which my art considers.
Focusing on the quiescent potential of industrial material, an interest, which stems from what we all experience everyday, is a generative process. How can we discard something made for a purpose? Because it becomes a non-purpose-object.
Using the found object in unexpected ways, drawing attention to the viewers preconceptions are methods I use to create, display and demand attention towards an artwork. This shows the minds ability to make sense of a situation, understanding what it is to place an object out of context.
The minimal outcome, due to a dictation of industrially made material is therefore of strong, simple geometric form. This depiction of industry at its purest form shows a completion. I give an object, found and made, a presence and definition, which was lost, displaying the object more preciously than it was once before.
Engaging an audience within the space I work, forcefully and directly where the viewer has little choice to avoid this work due to a reflective surface, an intriguing display or inherent danger are some of the exciting outcomes my work creates.
Previous Course Leader
Carl Rowe – email@example.com
Occupation – Fine Art Course Leader at Norwich University College of the Arts