Visiting artists teaching this year
Claire Hope lives in Leeds and makes moving image and live performance art works. In October 2015 she led three Attach + Perform workshops as part of ‘About Time’ at Timeshare (Leeds) and performed live in June 2015 at the Brunel Museum tunnel shaft (London). She exhibited Group Photo, an Arts Council funded three-screen moving image commission at Gallery II (Bradford, 2014) and has had solo exhibitions with Tank.tv (2009) and Way East Project Space (London, 2008). Her further selected exhibitions include shows with the British Artists’ Film & Video Study Collection (London) and Bermondsey Project & Arbeit with Carmen Billows (both London, 2013); David Dale Gallery (Glasgow, 2012); S1/Salon (Sheffield), Mains D’Oeuvres Arts Centre (Paris) and LUX (London, all 2009); and Transmediale (Berlin, 2007). In 2012 Claire participated in the retreat on ‘The Self’ at Wysing Arts Centre. She graduated with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004, was a LUX Associate Artist (2007- 8), and gained a PhD in Fine Art (by Practice) from the University of Leeds in 2015.
Image: Still – Claire Hope, Group Photo, digital video (3 screen installation), 2014.
Bethan Hughes (b.1989) is an AHRC funded PhD candidate at The University of Leeds (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies). Following her MFA in Media, Art and Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar (funded by the DAAD), she lived and worked in Berlin, primarily as the assistant to artist Dominique Hurth. Her current research is led by an engagement with experimental printmaking, publishing and writing techniques. Most recently she has exhibited work at the Plattenvereinigung(Berlin, 2016) and Bauhaus Straße 1 (Weimar, 2015) and has had work published in the book 5 Fundamental Acts (Milan, 2016), San Rocco Magazine (Milan, 2016) and Forms of Formalism No. 3 (Berlin/Milan, 2016).
Image: Berlin Camouflage, Bethan Hughes & Duygu Atceken, 2016. A3 Photocopy as part of an installation and performance piece at the Plattenvereinigung, Templehoferfeld, Berlin.
Sun Ju Lee
Sun Ju Lee is an artist whose practice examines the way we recognise the significance of place through large-scale drawings, prints and publication projects. Her works have been shown in exhibitions including: assembly passage, the Gallery at Willesden Green Library, London (2016, solo); International Print Biennale, Gallery North, Newcastle (2016); Mindful Mindness, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Floating Platform, Cork Printmakers, Cork (2015, solo project); and New British, Lloyds Club, London (2013). Recent Residencies and Prizes include: National Glass Centre Residency Award (2016); Create Space London Commission, funded by Arts Council (2016); Sirius Art Centre Residency (2015); University of Bedfordshire Residency (2014-2015); Tim and Belinda Mara Trust Award (2010); and Grant for International Artist in Residence, Arts Council Korea (2009). She completed an MA in Fine Art at Royal College of Art, London in 2010.
Image: assembly passage, Sun Ju Lee, pencil drawing on drafting film, painting and printing on monofilament, dimensions variable, 2016
David Steans was born in Stockport, UK in 1984. Recent exhibitions, projects and screenings include: Display Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham; I’MTen at IMT Gallery, London; Medieval helpdesk at Leeds International Medieval Congress (2015); Mega Armageddon Death – Long Version (2015), hosted by The One Minutes, Sandberg Instituut, Netherlands and Instruction for Unwelcome Tables (2014), hosted by CIRCA Projects, Newcastle. Publications include: Cadavere Quotidiano (2014), an anthology of writing by contemporary artists published by Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. He is also co-founder of Leeds Weirdo Club (2012 – ongoing).
Image: The Complete Icey Man Volume One, David Steans, 2015. Found digital video, sound, 2 minutes 22 seconds. Installation view at ‘Cheese Cube’, 2015, Toast, Manchester
Sarah Kate Wilson
Sarah Kate Wilson (born 1982) lives and works in London. Wilson is an AHRC funded PhD candidate at The University of Leeds (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies). Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at theArmory Centre for the Arts, Pasadena (2015); a three person exhibition at The Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall (2014); the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2013) and The Creekside Open (2013). Wilson was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2016 and received a nomination for the ‘2014 New City Prize, Visual Arts’, Milton Keynes Gallery. Alongside her studio practice, Wilson has a curatorial practice. She recently co-curated ‘Painting in Time’ at The Tetley in Leeds (2015), which included the artists Yoko Ono, Lisa Milroy and Polly Apfelbaum.