"Art making is a mode of enquiry, through which I explore what it means to be a person in the world and how we are connected to each other. I am fascinated by the borderlines between things: how thinking relates to the outside world; the tension between representation and abstraction. I am interested in processes of transformation; psychoanalytic ideas about containment and carrying also influence my work.
Whilst drawing is at the heart of my practice, I explore different mediums (including clay and paint) and different techniques in order to develop my ideas. I approach my work with a spirit of experimentation, continually testing out and reflecting. I hope that, through my artworking, I can pose questions that other people can relate to - rather than present answers. I am interested in the idea of art as dialogue, linking maker and viewer".
Lucy Gresley 2018
Award in Education and Training (Level 3), Gloucestershire College, Cheltenham.
MA Module Art & Archaeology Contemporary Theory and Practice, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney.
BA Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, University of Gloucestershire.
MSc Research and Evaluation Methods, NESCOT, Open University.
Employment & projects:
Research Impact Consultant, School of Art & Design, University of Gloucestershire, May 2019 - ongoing.
Art tutor (Ceramics - hand building) for ArtShape, Gloucestershire, a charity running arts courses and projects with a specific focus on disability issues and social inclusion (see https://artshape.co.uk )
Artist in residence for the 'Curatorial Futures' symposium, School of Art & Design. University of Gloucestershire, 5-6th February, 2019.
Visiting artist for 'Contemporary Drawing & Practice as Enquiry', MA Fine Art, School of Art & Design, University of Gloucestershire, Sept 2018.
Writer in residence for the 'Speculative Art School', School of Art & Design. University of Gloucestershire, 12-13th June, 2018.
Re-searcher in residence at the 'Drawing Through Time and Image' contemporary drawing symposium, Hardwick Gallery/ School of Art & Design, University of Gloucestershire, March 2018.