EVA MASTERMAN

ABOUT     WORKS     EXHIBITIONS

Investigation into material and process led practices through cross-disciplinary workshops, seminars and writing, predicates my art-work. This dual approach of direct research into the boundaries and preconceptions of the visual arts, coupled with my own artistic practice, allows me to create a critical discourse that surrounds my own sculptural territory; one that sits firmly in the middle of the ‘expanded field’ of inter-disciplinary, material-specific making and fine art sculpture.

Using clay as a primary material language, the studio becomes a site of reflexive and subjective making. Through attention to the generative tendencies and tensions between the private and performative nature of studio practice, I explore the territory of risk and the place of migration between state and thought. The development of an object-orientated ontology creates an intimate relationship between object, environment and maker, where repeated actions and forms deconstruct the in-between space of life, the body and art.

Analogies to the body run through the work with playful references to ‘jugs’ and the inherent anthropological language used to describe vessels – the foot, the waist, the lip. Newer work has begun to inhabit the notion of potential, with objects seemingly unfinished or ‘raw’, where the audience is invited into a corporeal and visceral environment of mind-body boundaries and material. As the landscape of the work is built up and developed, it is punctuated by and responsive to the viewer, exploring the idea of language as matter: a transitional space that uses making and process to explore the body and lived experience.


CV

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

2014–2016

Ceramics and Glass MA

Royal College of Art Kensington/Battersea

 

2006–2008

Fine Art BA – First Class Honours

Kingston University Kingston Upon Thames

SOLO EXHBITIONS

28.04.15 - 19.05.15 

STUDIO

William Benington Gallery London

 

11.06.13–11.07.13 

“51.5301,-0.1062”

William Benington Gallery London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

23.09.17 - 05.11.17

British Ceramic Biennial AWARD exhibition

Spode Factory, Stoke on Trent

 

08.06.17 - 04.08.17

Royal British Society of Sculptors

Bursary Award Exhibition

RBSS Old Brompton Road London

 

04.08.16 - 20.08.16

Anthology Art Prize

Charlie Smith Gallery London

 

30.01.16 - 09.02.16

Emerging and Established

Christies Auction House, Kensington

 

17.04.15 - 19.04.15

Ceramic Art London

Royal College of Art, Kensington

AWARDS

04.08.16 - 20.08.16

Anthology Art Prize

Charlie Smith GalleryLondon

 

21.09.16–21.09.18

Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary

RBSS Old Brompton Road London

RESIDENCIES

23.01.17 - 06.03.17 

A-I-T (Arts Initiative Tokyo)

Tokyo, Japan

 

20.09.16 - 21.03.17 

Tate Exchange Residency

In conjunction with Gasworks, Pump House Gallery, Beaconsfield Gallery, Tate Modern London

 

09.04.15 - 26.04.15 

STUDIO

William Benington Gallery London

 

01.09.14–28.09.14 

Ceramic Artist in Residence programme KünstlerhausStadttöpfereiNeumünster, Germany

 

03.10.11–31.04.12 

AA2A Kingston

Access to Art Colleges London

 

11.04.11–31.03.12

Kingsgate Workshop Trust Emerging Artists Kingsgate Studios London

 

15.07.09–14.08.09

Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute

Jingdezhen China

SHORTLISTS

Henry Moore Dissertation Prize

Henry Moore Institute Leeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINARS AND Conferences

 

19.03.18 - 20.03.18

Speaker, Centre of Ceramic Art Restating Clay Conference

York Art Gallery, York, U.K

 

14.03.18 - 17.03.18

Speaker, 52nd Annual NCECA Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

16.11.17 - 18.11.17

Speaker, Hasselt University Clay Matters Conference

Hasselt, Belgium

 

21.09.16

Panel Member

Sculpture Slam: RBS Bursary Event

Royal British Society of Sculptors, South Kensington

 

22.06.16

Chair and Co-ordinator

The Why Question: Panel Discussion What is the future and relevance of medium specific courses in education and the wider visual arts?

The Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, Battersea

 

10.09.15

Chair and Co-ordinator

Clay Club Seminar: Clay as a Cross- Disciplinary, Sculptural Medium

Royal College of Art, Kensington

 

 

PUBLISHED WRITING

 

C-FORUM

Critically evaluating the cross- disciplinary nature and application of clay in contemporary visual practices Shortlisted: Henry Moore Fine Art Dissertation Prize 2016 Published: cfileonline.org 2016

 

cfileonline.org

Regular Contributor 2016 - current

Journalist and critical writer on international contemporary ceramics and associated writing and research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST-LED WORKSHOPS

 

11.08.16 - 18.08.16

Clay: Medium and Method, Experimental Workshop Camden Arts Centre, London

 

22.06.16

Clay Club: Cross-Disciplinary, Experimental Workshops William Benington Gallery, London

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

 

05.03.16 - 12.03.16

In Context

Preston Fitzgerald’s, 7 Wetherby Grdns London

 

17.11.15–21.11.15

Off Centre

Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art London

 

15.03.12–25.03.12

Counterpoise

KWT Gallery, Kingsgate Workshop Trust London

 

11.01.12–15.01.12

Point of Touch

KWT Gallery, Kingsgate Workshop Trust London

 

 

TEACHING

 

13.03.17 - Current

Ceramics Lecturer

Cross-Disciplinary Ceramics Westminster University, London

 

14.01.16 - Current

Camden Arts Centre, Course Leader

Ceramics for Beginners Camden, London

 

19.04.16–15.05.16

Visiting Tutor, MA, City and Guilds of London Art School Kennington, London

 

10.01.16 - 17.01.16

Visiting Tutor, BA Kingston University Kingston Upon Thames, London