Plymouth College of Art
With a long background in art education, Lewis is now undertaking a Masters in painting and is currently exploring the possibility that objects hold a narrative that contains the imitation of thoughts, with the ability to hold the mind. Isabelle Graw’s ‘The Love of Painting’ (year) has been fundamental in helping Lewis to understand how. how narrative plays a significant role in relation to her practice. The triadic relationship between self, the object, and the space. Lewis conducted her own ‘academic perspective’ research using ‘The Construction of Memory’ (a conference in association with the false memory archives) which explored “is it possible to develop a memory for something that was not experienced?” (Dr.Fiona GAbbert: The construction of memory). This led to observations of found objects, wrapped with notions of memory and trace, conveyed through carefully considered layers of watercolor and space being used to reveal questions that circle around the 'painted surface' by using mono printing and painting as a method for research. Lewis does not limit the use of mediums in painting; whilst painting is always present, the evolving nature of her practice welcomes the potential for multi-range mediums. She has worked on materials ranging from aluminum to fiberglass, and plastics.
whilst my studies are situated within the contemporary field and the expanded field of painting, I also specialize in creating seascapes. I have a long history of commissions and requests for mural paintings, most of which are influenced by the dramatic and dynamic seas of west Ireland ( county Clare) from this my interest expanded to the use of objects in painting. my studies and research have broadened my sense and understanding of how my work can be utilized, developing methods of retrieval of memory through painting. my final year of my masters will consist of building connections and networking with cross disciplines to exchange research. I previously considered myself to be primarily focused on painting, my practice stretches further and explores methods of print-making/everyday materials such as boot polish and repurposing objects. Exhibitions & Projects history October 2019 - December 2020, Artmill Framing Gallery, May 2019 collaborative show at Plymouth College of Art showcasing the work of three art students. Curation experience. April 2019 - ‘Project Space One’ ‘ storehouse’ Exhibition, Plymouth College of Art. April 21018 - ‘Dead Work’ Plymouth College of Art - An exhibition curated by Plymouth College of Art, centered around artwork that has been discarded. May 2017 - ‘Cooperation’ Exhibition - End of year first-year Plymouth College of Art Exhibition, curated by the first year of Plymouth College of Art. April 2017 Art Exhibition -- A collaborative show at Plymouth College of Art showcasing the work of three art students. Curation experience. Work May 2018 - N-E-W, Ashburton Hall Exhibition curation - This was an opportunity to get involved with curating an exhibition of local artists' work at Ashburton Hall. January 2017, ‘Tate Exchange Program / how can we learn through making?’ - A conference/project centered around learning through the unknown. Groups gathered from the ‘Red School of Arts’ and ‘Plymouth College of Art’, activities took place such as painting through discussion and collaborative drawings. February 2018 - Student Conference ‘ Production’ - A conference designed by second-year Plymouth College of Art students to debate the theme of ‘production in art’ through multiple activities, art performances, printing, and drawing workshops. Education October 2019 - ongoing Plymouth college of Art - Masters, painting September 2016 - May 2019, Plymouth College of Art - ‘Painting, Drawing & Printmaking ( Bachelor's degree) October 2010 - December 2010, Chichester College - Life Drawing classes September 2009 - July 2010, Chichester College - Art & Design Diploma January 2007 - March 2007, Bittern, Southampton - Drawing Classes September 2006 - January 2007, City Southampton College - Foundation Art & Design