Biography/Artists Statement

Bridget endeavours to communicate the awe inspiring potential of Human Nature, parallel to its misshapen selfness.

She highlights the impulsive, descending behaviour of humanity and its shortfall in capacity for social progress. Bridget reflects on contemporary, topical social and political sensibilities.

Born 1968 and raised near Leeds she is currently living in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

 

Influenced by an eclectic mix of the Russian Palekh School of Art with its story telling, detail and colour, the ornate 14th century Italian religious art and altarpieces, and the rigidity and composition of the Tudor Dynasty Art.

Bridget’s practice involves an innovative fusion of digital and hand processes, including drawing, digital collage and embellishment using Karisma pencils and ink pen. This combined approach gives opportunity for precise sharp definition working alongside the human capacity for imperfections and naivety.

 

Bridget won the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts award in 2017 and has exhibited alongside the Royal Society of British Artists, Members of The Royal West academy of England in Bristol, a finalist in the Gemini Arts prize 2018, finalist in the Chaiya Arts Awards 2018 (winning 5th place in the public vote) and her Artwork also appears in the Chaiya Arts Award Hard back book ‘Where is God in our 21st century world?’ and was a finalist in The Royal Arts Prize 2017.

Bridget has been selected as a Gold Air winner in the London-Kyoto FAPDA Awards and is going on a residency programme for 3 weeks in Kyoto during May 2019. 

In March Bridget will be taking part in Flux, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London.

Recently Bridget donated a piece of work titled 'Organised Kindness' to a network called 'Street Support' which works online and offline, connecting and supporting local people and organisations to End Homelessness. This piece will be on show at Bruntwoods Neo Building on Charlotte street in Manchester from 31st January till the end of April to support Manchester's, A Bed Every Night Campaign.

Artist's Statement

Artist impatient to make a difference! One life, many chances’! Driven by social and political justice, endeavoring to feed our humanity into reasoning.

 

My work is inspired by the pattern of human nature and uses contemporary topical social and political facts to motivate a response of reflection and consideration of our impending actions.

 

Through my work I seek human connectives believing, it is possible to work as one collective, if we can find that common all-important thread that bridges us together to prevent the atrocities that humanity initiates.

 

The contrast between the seriousness of these human atrocities, the beauty, innocence and reverence of the 14th century Italian Religious art despite the sometimes-contradictory actions of human beings regardless of affiliation, reads as a source of warmth, kindness and devotion to a cause of love and the search for and the critical thread that exists between us all.

©Bridget Adams. 2017 All rights reserved.