Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Edinburgh University followed by The Prince's Drawing School
Graduation Year: Edinburgh 2012, The Princes Drawing School 2013
With a number of prestigious exhibitions already under her belt, and a recent graduate of the Prince's Drawing School, Kathryn Lloyd's intense observations challenge the foundations of both life drawing and still life. The macabre blurring of boundaries between the two draws a clinical metaphor, in which Lloyd's studies of the body become detached from the lives they hold, or once, if ever, held.
References to old masters Botticelli, Caravaggio and Il Bronzino, as well as current photojournalism lead to the contemplation of the powerful use of the body in imagery.
My work has always revolved around a central interest in the makeup of the human. Recently, this has culminated in a confluence of four areas: death, sleep, drawing and photography. I investigate ideas surrounding death and deterioration, and the way in which they are presented through photography - mostly with reference to war journalism. I am interested in the collision of fragility and instability both within the natural human death/physical makeup and photography.
I often aim to emphasise similarities between the precarious nature of the constructed image/collection of images and its parallel quality of transience in the human body. It is often forgotten that the body is as malleable as the image, and as susceptible to damage. Every orifice is a barrier and a portal from inside to outside; things come in, things come out.
2013, Open Studio Exhibition, Tea Building, London
2013, The Drawing Year Exhibition 2012-2013, The Prince's Drawing School, London
2013, The Best of the Drawing Year, Christie's King Street, London
2013, RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2012, New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2012, Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2012, Salon Neu, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
2011, Line Salon, Frame Creative, Edinburgh
2011, Having Breath, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
2010, RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh