Studio Members

Elliot Killick

I’m an oil painter whose practice is informed primarily by the reference image. My practice involves painting from old found photographs generally of people. I remove these figures from their original context through ways of erasure; by smudging paint and revealing underlayers of colour. The aim is to create a sense of melancholy and longing, for what I’m not entirely certain, that is up to the viewer’s interpretation. Previous works have been informed by the notion of the Absurd, as described by Albert Camus; humankind’s search for meaning in an inherently indifferent and chaotic universe, portrayed by figures diving or falling into a void. Other themes that have interested me lately are love, sensitivity and care, in response to increasing hostility and ignorance that seems prevalent and ubiquitous in the world. I hope to explore these themes and create works relevant to this whilst at Forgan Arts centre.

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Elliot Killick

I’m an oil painter whose practice is informed primarily by the reference image. My practice involves painting from old found photographs generally of people. I remove these figures from their original context through ways of erasure; by smudging paint and revealing underlayers of colour. The aim is to create a sense of melancholy and longing, for what I’m not entirely certain, that is up to the viewer’s interpretation. Previous works have been informed by the notion of the Absurd, as described by Albert Camus; humankind’s search for meaning in an inherently indifferent and chaotic universe, portrayed by figures diving or falling into a void. Other themes that have interested me lately are love, sensitivity and care, in response to increasing hostility and ignorance that seems prevalent and ubiquitous in the world. I hope to explore these themes and create works relevant to this whilst at Forgan Arts centre.

ekillick_art

Désirée Coral

She is an Ecuadorian/Spanish artist. She received her master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad Católica de Quito in Ecuador. She studied ceramics in Madrid at Escuela de Cerámica de la Moncloa and in Italy at the Frescobaldi Girolamo School of Art. In Chicago her work has been exhibited at MANA Contemporary, Gallery 1922, Sullivan Galleries, and David Salkin Creative. She has recently exhibited at the CCA, Glasgow and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit.

Her work can be found in the following artists’ books collections: Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University Library, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Columbia University, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection SAIC, Glasgow School of Art, The Royal College of Art, The British Library, Baltic, Artexte, University of California Irvine, University of Michigan, and Chelsea College of Arts.

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Désirée Coral

She is an Ecuadorian/Spanish artist. She received her master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad Católica de Quito in Ecuador. She studied ceramics in Madrid at Escuela de Cerámica de la Moncloa and in Italy at the Frescobaldi Girolamo School of Art. In Chicago her work has been exhibited at MANA Contemporary, Gallery 1922, Sullivan Galleries, and David Salkin Creative. She has recently exhibited at the CCA, Glasgow and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit.

Her work can be found in the following artists’ books collections: Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University Library, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Columbia University, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection SAIC, Glasgow School of Art, The Royal College of Art, The British Library, Baltic, Artexte, University of California Irvine, University of Michigan, and Chelsea College of Arts.

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Killian Dunne

He is a Lecturer in Printmaking, Publishing, and Editions at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Upon graduating from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 2009 he won the Black Church Print Studio Student Award, and the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award. In 2011 he won the Prix Invitation Award at the 7th Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Between 2012 and 2017 he worked as a Printmaker, Illustrator, and Designer in Vancouver, Dublin, and Berlin.

In 2019 he completed his MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded The SAIC New Artist Society Scholarship 2017 and The SAIC International Graduate Scholarship 2018. During his time at SAIC he worked as a teaching assistant in advanced typography and identity systems. From 2019 until 2020 he taught printmaking at the Universidad Central del Ecuador.

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Killian Dunne

He is a Lecturer in Printmaking, Publishing, and Editions at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Upon graduating from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 2009 he won the Black Church Print Studio Student Award, and the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award. In 2011 he won the Prix Invitation Award at the 7th Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Between 2012 and 2017 he worked as a Printmaker, Illustrator, and Designer in Vancouver, Dublin, and Berlin.

In 2019 he completed his MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded The SAIC New Artist Society Scholarship 2017 and The SAIC International Graduate Scholarship 2018. During his time at SAIC he worked as a teaching assistant in advanced typography and identity systems. From 2019 until 2020 he taught printmaking at the Universidad Central del Ecuador.

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Elaine Milne

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in the mid 1980s with an honours degree in visual communication and enjoyed working for over 35 years as a Graphic Designer/Design Manager in the creative industries/local government. After taking early retirement I now want to concentrate on doing my own stuff and I’m excited to see what direction my work will take having a studio space at Forgan.

I’m interested to see how my sketchbooks and drawings evolve into other formats and I also want to try and incorporate some of my beachcombing finds into my work. I’m looking forward to being involved in Forgan Arts Centre and being mair arty masel’ again.

Elaine Milne

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in the mid 1980s with an honours degree in visual communication and enjoyed working for over 35 years as a Graphic Designer/Design Manager in the creative industries/local government. After taking early retirement I now want to concentrate on doing my own stuff and I’m excited to see what direction my work will take having a studio space at Forgan.

I’m interested to see how my sketchbooks and drawings evolve into other formats and I also want to try and incorporate some of my beachcombing finds into my work. I’m looking forward to being involved in Forgan Arts Centre and being mair arty masel’ again.

Terian Tilston

Terian is the founder and Lead Designer at Terian Tilston Interior Design. She lives in a small village outside of St Andrews with her husband and 2 wee ones. She is a full-on colour enthusiast and can often be found in her studio dancing to 90s dance classics whilst designing beautiful spaces for her clients.

Terian Tilston Interior Design is a full-service design studio working with both residential and commercial clients on a range of projects with varied budgets. As a team their mission is to create practical, functional, and happy spaces for their clients through a range of affordable services, from interior consultations right the way through to managing the installation and final styling of a project.

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Terian Tilston

Terian is the founder and Lead Designer at Terian Tilston Interior Design. She lives in a small village outside of St Andrews with her husband and 2 wee ones. She is a full-on colour enthusiast and can often be found in her studio dancing to 90s dance classics whilst designing beautiful spaces for her clients.

Terian Tilston Interior Design is a full-service design studio working with both residential and commercial clients on a range of projects with varied budgets. As a team their mission is to create practical, functional, and happy spaces for their clients through a range of affordable services, from interior consultations right the way through to managing the installation and final styling of a project.

teriantilston.com

Thomas Jennings

I am an emerging person having been hindered by the effects of life-long trauma that has affected my every day. I am also autistic with some extreme traits. These combine into my emerging artistry. I would like to thank Forgan Arts Centre for accommodating me as I trudge through this to increased productivity. I sketch, paint, and make.

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Thomas Jennings

I am an emerging person having been hindered by the effects of life-long trauma that has affected my every day. I am also autistic with some extreme traits. These combine into my emerging artistry. I would like to thank Forgan Arts Centre for accommodating me as I trudge through this to increased productivity. I sketch, paint, and make.

thomaspjennings_topaz

Andy Truscott

Andy Truscott is a sound artist based in Fife who releases music under the moniker Kinbrae with his twin brother Mike. Their sound is a mixture of brass, synthesisers, percussion and field recordings, heavily influenced by their environment. are interested in the intersections of sound, place and image, using a combination of these to explore and highlight the themes in their work.

Kinbrae have performed at live shows and festivals across the UK, including BBC Radio 3’s After Dark Festival in Gateshead and Castles in Space’s Levitation Festival in Whitby, as well as travelling to perform in Europe at events such as Ambientfestival Zivilisation Der Liebe in Cologne, Q3 Ambientfest in Potsdam and as part of the Noctune series of events in Bielefeld. The duo have received significant airplay on BBC shows such as Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Recommends’ and ‘Ambient Focus’ on BBC Radio 6, ‘Night Tracks’, ‘Late Junction’ and Elizabeth Alker’s ‘Unclassified’ (All BBC Radio 3) and Stephen McCauley’s BBC Ulster/Foyle “Soundscapes’ show, as well as on KEXP’s ‘Pacific Notions’. Their music has also been featured on TV programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK and a number of other channels worldwide. Throughout their career they have been backed and supported with funding/bursaries from the likes of Creative Scotland, Jerwood Arts and The Tay Landscape Partnership. This has led to them being named as some of the most exciting composers working in the field of contemporary classical and electronic music.

Kinbrae Bandcamp

Kinbrae.co.uk

Andy Truscott

Andy Truscott is a sound artist based in Fife who releases music under the moniker Kinbrae with his twin brother Mike. Their sound is a mixture of brass, synthesisers, percussion and field recordings, heavily influenced by their environment. are interested in the intersections of sound, place and image, using a combination of these to explore and highlight the themes in their work.

Kinbrae have performed at live shows and festivals across the UK, including BBC Radio 3’s After Dark Festival in Gateshead and Castles in Space’s Levitation Festival in Whitby, as well as travelling to perform in Europe at events such as Ambientfestival Zivilisation Der Liebe in Cologne, Q3 Ambientfest in Potsdam and as part of the Noctune series of events in Bielefeld. The duo have received significant airplay on BBC shows such as Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Recommends’ and ‘Ambient Focus’ on BBC Radio 6, ‘Night Tracks’, ‘Late Junction’ and Elizabeth Alker’s ‘Unclassified’ (All BBC Radio 3) and Stephen McCauley’s BBC Ulster/Foyle “Soundscapes’ show, as well as on KEXP’s ‘Pacific Notions’. Their music has also been featured on TV programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK and a number of other channels worldwide. Throughout their career they have been backed and supported with funding/bursaries from the likes of Creative Scotland, Jerwood Arts and The Tay Landscape Partnership. This has led to them being named as some of the most exciting composers working in the field of contemporary classical and electronic music.

Kinbrae Bandcamp

Kinbrae.co.uk

Steve Grimmond

I lose myself in ceramics. Mostly I don’t know what I’m doing while navigating the rich tapestry of the world around me. I’m curious about the deep, the dark, the earth surrounding me, fractals, forkie tailies, magic, rapture, amoeba, stuff. I’m mostly making abstract and sculptural pieces, organic creatures, giant insects, and a range of  domestic ware. I’m striving to make things of terrifying beauty.

@wonkykitschen

Steve Grimmond

I lose myself in ceramics. Mostly I don’t know what I’m doing while navigating the rich tapestry of the world around me. I’m curious about the deep, the dark, the earth surrounding me, fractals, forkie tailies, magic, rapture, amoeba, stuff. I’m mostly making abstract and sculptural pieces, organic creatures, giant insects, and a range of  domestic ware. I’m striving to make things of terrifying beauty.

@wonkykitschen

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