GRACE SAINT

Grace Saint is a multimedia artist navigating what religion means in the modern world. Their work explores and critiques religious iconography, the practice of confession, sacrifice, redemption and piety. There is also a strong theme of rituals around the life and death cycle that continues throughout their practice. Saint has a particular interest in what a 'religious experience' now looks or feels like to those who are deconstructing their faith and how the modern spiritual pick 'n' mix approach to religion bleeds into worship of fame and excess.

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Grace Saint's practice includes performance, sculptural installation, painting, photography, experimental video, and curatorial projects. Their work frequently explores the archetypal and symbolic accounts of ritual in Judeo-Christian religion with a particular interest in ways these echo with traditional cultures and spiritual practices throughout the world. Stylistically their work is influenced by and draws on the powerful iconography of their Catholic upbringing that include heightened sensibility in the use of  light and use of iconography associated with the Catholic faith.  The artists intention is to use their art to contribute to on-going critique of what constitutes an archetypal, transformative, religious experience within dominant Western religion. - Professor Kathleen Rogers

- Kathleen Rogers

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming:
Tutor at UCA to first year Fine Art students
Workshop Leader on Performance Art at UCA
Curator for 'Dust to' Exhibition at ZERO
Residency and Exhibition re Caesar's Camp

 

Current Roles:

2022                      Organising and Leading Crits for graduates

2022                      Curator at ZERO, Zero Carbon Guildford                                                               - Communion Exhibition

2020                     Photographer & Videographer at KaneFM                                                               - eg. Record Store Day at Dance2

2020                     Photographer & Videographer & Live Cameras  at Jelly Tree Productions         - eg. Notting Hill Carnival & Haslemere Fringe Festival

2017                       Photographer & Videographer Freelance                                                                 - eg. Reading Festival & Soundcity Liverpool

Previous Experience:

2022                      Assistant to live radio/synth/light/sculptural installation by Tobin, at Art Space Portsmouth Open Studios

2020                     Curator & Co-Founder at Something Presented Virtual Exhibition

2019 - 2020        Co-Curator at Black Box Project Space, Farnham

2019                       Assistant Curator at Asking For It Exhibition, London

2016 - 2018         Co-Founder & Music Journalist at Youth Pleasure

Exhibitions & Features:

2022 Scream of the Butterfly at New House Art Space, Guildford

2022 Communion at ZERO, Guildford

2020 UCA Graduate Show (Virtual Exhibition)

2020 SadGrads (Feature)

2020 Something Presented As Culturally Essential (Virtual Exhibition)

2020 Perpetual Existence (Feature)

2020 Isolation at Asking For It (Feature)

2019 Milieu? at James Hockey Gallery, Farnham

2018 Portrait Series at Linear Gallery, Farnham

2017 UCA Graduate Show, Farnham

2017 Print Or Be Damned at Elaine Thomas Gallery, Farnham

2016 Cult Clash (Feature)

 

Education:

2017 - 2020  First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Digital Film & Screen Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

2016 - 2017   UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham