About the Artist

I am Ella-Rose Budd, I would describe myself as a printmaker and visual maker. I have been developing and expanding my ideas and interests within Printmaking where I have focus and passion for silk screen printing.

 

The nature of my practice is based on exploring, capturing, and forming interaction from a place. Through the different forms in which are presence to me, could be the atmosphere, motifs, textures, or materials present when visited. 

 

I aim to invite the viewer to participate in the work by questioning object, surface structure and place/space. Using the process of screen printing to create prints which could sit in different format, from two dimensional or three dimensional. I like to think of it as creating an environment which the viewer or anyone can be a part of but don’t necessarily need to understand or have visited the place before.

 

In fact, this process of interaction is the primary intention of my practice. Hands-on making and the processes that underpin the production of my work are important to me, especially the relationship between developing the surface design and its application to a material, object, structure, or space. Surface provides a central focus for me it is the inspiration and starting point of the creative journey through which, I develop my designs.

Background & Experience 

Education & Qualifications

2021 - 2022 - University of West of England, MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking

2017 - 2020 - Bath Spa University, BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts Practice        
2016 - 2017 - Weston College, Art Foundation

2014 - 2016 - Backwell School, A levels: Graphics, Photography and Textiles 

 

     

Solo and Group Exhibitions
Open Studio - Dérive, May 2022, Kypseli Print Studio, Greece, Athens
Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour - Postcards for Perec, July - August 2021, Bower Ashton Library at UWE Bristol (travelling show)
The Herbarium – World Book Night (Virtual), April - May 2020, Bower Ashton Library at UWE Bristol                                                        
Future Edit, 2020 Graduate Showcase, January 2020, Craft Council in London
Edition 6, Open Printmaking Exhibition, August 2020, 44AD in Bath

No Show Degree Showcase, June 2020, Bath Spa University - School of Art and Design in Bath (Virtual) 

Into the Blue Exhibition, April 2019, Walcot Chapel in Bath

Waves Exhibition, April 2018, Clevedon Pier in Clevedon

UAL End of Year show, May 2017, Weston College in Weston-Super-Mare

Aleatory Exhibition during Art Foundation, March 2017, The Island in Bristol

Skills

The skills I have developed through screen-printing have allowed me to look at layering and composition which plays an important part in the overall display of my artwork. I have found that my skills have really developed in terms of translating two-dimensional works into a three-dimensional form and this has expanded my technical ability as well as producing an extensive range of works. 


Specific Skills:
Digital Skills in Photoshop and Illustrator 
Advance experience in silk screen printing
Experience in ceramics, a combination of slab building and coil pots
Digital designing of patterns

 

Transferable Skills:
Time management 
Independent working

Communicating with a range of people

Residencies 
April - May 2022 - Kypseli Print Studio Residency, Athens, Greece

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