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Artist Statement:

I want to make the taboo beautiful

Bio:

Scarlett Ford examines contemporary issues such as women's role in art history, reparative histories and the female body with a social critique. Through her work she tries to raise awareness of these issues and use the power of art to help with them. Her artwork covers a range of interdisciplinary forms (punch needle tufting, cyanotypes, video, film photography). Scarlett also has a podcast called Feel Free Creatively where she discusses her creative practice, and she reviews contemporary exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited and sold nationally and internationally in cities such as New York City and Chicago. She has worked with multiple creative organisations such as the Exposure Festival in Alberta, Canada, the Noorderlicht Photography Festival, the British Art Show and Eastside Projects, Digbeth. She has also been gifted bursaries by the arts organisations Multistory and Arts Connect. She has just graduated with a First Class degree in Fine Art from the Wolverhampton School of Art. 

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Awards

2022 - Art From Heart: Artist of the Month

2022 - Aspire to Art: Creative Careers Event Bursary.

2021 - BCN Bursary by Multistory.

Exhibitions

2023 - Small Works Members Exhibition - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2023 - The 20:20 Print Exchange - Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK.

2023 - Degree Show - Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK.

2023 - The 20:20 Print Exchange - Hazlehurst Studios - Cheshire, UK.

2023 - ROE 2.0 - It Ain’t Over Yet! - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2022 - Level 6 Fine Art & Photography Interim Show - Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK. 

2022 - Small Works Members Exhibition - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2022 - Level 6 Fine Art & Photography Salon Hang - The Purple Cube, Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK.

2022 - Mander Centre Level 5 Group Show - Mander Centre, Wolverhampton, UK.

2022 - Art & Design Society group show - The Bessant Gallery, Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK.

2021 - Botanical Art & Illustration -  Las Laguna Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

2021 - Small Works Members Exhibition - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2021 - The Small Works Group Show! - Toast Coffeehouse, New York City, USA.

2021 - Wellington Methodist Church Art Exhibition - Wellington Methodist Church, Telford, UK.

2021 - Flower Power - Toast Coffeehouse, New York City, USA.

2019 - Wellington Methodist Church Art Exhibition - Wellington Methodist Church, Telford, UK.

Talks

2023 - National Saturday Club, Punch Needle Tufting Workshop, Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK.

2022 - Emerging Artists Group Critique presented by Exposure Photography Festival’s Emerging Photographers Showcase, Mulistory’s Blast! Creative Network and Noorderlicht Photography Festival.

2022 - Adcote School for Girls - "Women in Art History" talk.

2021 - BCN ARTIST TALK & SOCIAL.

2021 - Exposure Emerging Photographers Showcase + Blast! Creative Network: Online Crit.

Writing

Mentoring

2022 - ILIKENETWORKING Group Mentoring Scheme.

2022 - GRAIN Mentoring Scheme.

Relevant Work Experience

Social Media Content Creator - The Wolverhampton Art Gallery

In this role I am helping promote exhibitions on Instagram, and I am also helping to promote the Wolverhampton Literature Festival

National Saturday Club - Saturday Art Club Creative Assistant

My role in this position was to assist in the running of activities, engage the students in the arts, and I am also lead a 'Punch Needle Tufting' workshop.

Whistlefish Galleries - Seasonal Gallery Assistant

In this position my responsibilities were to sell artwork, maintain stock on the shelves, interact with customers, open and close the shop, handle deliveries and also clean the gallery.

British Art Show 9 - Invigilator

In this position I guarded the artworks, informed visitors about the artworks and completed customer feedback surveys with members of the public.

Blists Hill Victorian Town - Columbine Print Press Assistant

I worked in the printers in the Victorian Town. I operated the Columbine Press and printed onto the bags that would go in the stores across the town, I also demonstrated to the visitors how it was used.

Press

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