Erin Busswood

Artist Statement

I am an artist from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in Glasgow. I recently graduated from the MFA program at the Glasgow School of Art, and prior to that, studied Sociology at Simon Fraser University, and photography at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

My current work simulates and appropriates gestures, tones and personalities from online videos with new age, self help, religious, and eco-psychological themes. I have a particular interest in characterizing that which is outward facing, communal and empathetic, yet created privately, individually and often disconnected from the physical world. My work attempts to recreate and investigate the ways one self-defines; through virtual reality, religion, self help, family, friendship and relationships; with a particular interest in performing character and representing ‘image’.

Artist CV

Vancouver, Canada – residing in Glasgow, UK.

EDUCATION

2012 – 2015 MFA Glasgow School of Art
2010 – 2012 Art History Diploma, University of British Columbia (part time, post-graduate)
2006 – 2009 BFA, Photography Major
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Vancouver, British Columbia
2002 – 2004 Joint Major Sociology & Art and Culture Studies
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Family Album, April 2013, Plum Gallery, Port Moody Arts Centre
Port Moody, British Columbia
2008 Capturing Time, Solo Exhibition, The Flower Factory
Vancouver, British Columbia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Bloomsberg New Contemporaries, Blooms Glasgow,
Glasgow Masters Series at 182 Dumbarton Rd.
2016 Golden Time: Still Life, Mount Florida Screenings 01
2015 Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show, Glue Factory, Glasgow
2015 Golden Time, Project Room, Glasgow School of Art
2014 Ever Ending, September 2014, Toast Gallery
Manchester, UK
2014 Interim Show, May 2014, Reid Gallery,
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2014 In Heaps and Hinges, April 2014,
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK
2013 BC Penitentiary Collection, May 2013, The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
Kamloops, British Columbia
2010,11, 12 All Souls, Group Installation with Beautiful Frontier Art Collective http://beautifulfrontier.com/
Mountainview Cemetery
Vancouver, British Columbia
2011 A Bit Spookier: Group Show
The Whip Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
2011 Winter Wings Group Show
Victoria Park Gallery
Kincardine Centre for the Arts, Ontario
2011 Fundraiser for Anchal School and Bhagyodam Healing Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
2010 East Side Culture Crawl
Jada Pape Studio
Vancouver, BC
2009 Emily Carr University Graduate Show
2009 Interwoven: the Matrix of Textiles
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
2009 Of The Kingdom, Concourse Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art and Design

PUBLICATIONS

2013 “Reclaiming Photography: The social potential for providing context to our personal photographs within the archive.” In The UBC Art History Student Association Symposium Publication, edited by Cemre Demiralp, publication 2013

RESIDENCIES

2016 RETREAT, Cornwall, Michael Whitby
2015 Shona Projects on Eilean Shona
Programme Directors Emma McIntyre and Matilda Strang


http://erinbusswood.com




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