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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.

- Kathleen Rogers

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming:
Curator of Pilgrimage Exhibition at Zero Carbon Guildford
Residency and Exhibition re Caesar's Camp

 

Current Roles:

2022                      Founder of Critters, a crit group for graduates

2022                      Curator at ZERO, Zero Carbon Guildford                                                               - eg. Communion

2020                     Photographer, Videographer & Social Media at KaneFM                                      - eg. NYE, Bimonthly Funk & Soul Nights, RSD 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, Feminine Hi-Fi

Previous Experience:

2023                      Assistant to Kate Street in 'Body as Language' workshop, at UCA Farnham

2022                      Assistant to Tobin Prinz, at Art Space Portsmouth Open Studios

2020                     Co-Founder & Curator 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:

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

2022 Communion at ZERO, Guildford

2020 UCA Graduate Show, Virtual Exhibition

2020 Something Presented As Culturally Essential, Virtual Exhibition

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

 

Press:

2020 SadGrads

2020 Perpetual Existence

2020 Isolation at Asking For It

2016 Cult Clash Artist of the Week

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

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