Thursday, April 22, 2010

SHADE







Maia Conran’s work takes place as expected events that create a tension with her subjects. She is concerned with duration and the perceptual qualities of her work in relation to given spaces and contexts.

Her practice utilises everyday, generic objects that are functional but not basic necessities – they are objects that denote a certain lifestyle or status. She combines these with institutional environments and mechanical functions.

Recent exhibitions include: Dum de Dum…, St Paul’s Crypt, Bristol (2010), Sieve, Station, Bristol (2009), Cosmic Distance Ladder, St David’s Hall, Cardiff (2009) and Extraordinary Days, Davis Gallery, Newtown (2009). In 2008 Maia was the recipient of a Studio Safle Award to carry out a residency in B&Bs in Wales. She is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art at UWE.