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1978, UK

Historically, craft and tradition have played a vital role in establishing the feminine psyche, and it is these motifs that inspire and traverse my practice.

 

Developments into exposing the psyche by material means, engage with specific made from scratch materials, such as; watercolour, genuine gesso, chalk pastel, as well as raw materials such as; wax, pigment, and clay. In seeking out materials that incite to transcend us beyond our own materiality, enables an agency that operates visually in unveiling the hidden and silent self, whilst simultaneously, operating in the concealment and disguise.

 

A strong focus is placed upon catharsis and wishing, whilst physical acts engage with animating the inanimate, things that are too difficult to speak of, and things that cannot be altered in this reality. Perfuming the spirit of the work, is a magical  aesthetic, in which colour brings fourth experiences of optical interference and illusion. However, grounding the experience are gestures that physically bring us back down to earth, with a bite that revels in an animalistic rebellion of powdered plumes and subversive form.

 

These reverent and sacrilegious acts rub up against one another, in humming vibration.

Dr Maria Walsh said of my work at Flowers ‘Artist of the Day’, 2010, “Knight’s work is like a feminine deconstruction of Francis Bacon, it isn’t just painting, it’s installation”.

Knight graduated with an MA (distinction) fine art from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2021, as well as, being awarded the Eversheds Painting Prize upon the BA (Hons) from Chelsea School of Art and Design in 2005.

Most notably her work was selected for Artist of the Day, at Flowers Central, Cork Street, London, as well as, selected the runner up for the Marmite Prize for Painting 2010. She was selected by Rebecca Wilson for the ‘Burning Bright’ Emerging Artists from Saatchi Online, 2012, Hyatt, London. Recently Knight was selected for The ING Discerning Eye 2020 and Delta Gamma @ Saatchi curated by Zavier Ellis for The Contemporary Art Academy 2022.

 

Please see CV for further information.

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