Fine Art

Fine Art Research Group Overview

The Fine Art Research Group is an innovative, rigorous and dynamic interdisciplinary academic team of art practitioners, historians and theoreticians.

Expertise within the group is extensive and stems from the individual academic’s direct professional experience of operating within the contemporary art world in combination with a cultural, historical, philosophical and political awareness that underpins all aspects of their research specialist area.

The Fine Art Research Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Members of the group and their research interests are listed below:

Fine Art

Ben Carpenter
The anthropological understanding of art, the social context and utility of art, and craft as a self-conscious element in fine art production.

Adam Gillam
Fine Art Practices, Sculpture, Installation, Drawing, Painting

Annie Cattrell
Fine Art Practices, Sculpture; Drawing; Art and Science; Public Art; Art and Ecology ; Pleasure.

John Lancaster
Abstract Painting; Perception; Figure/ground relationship; Colour; Interpretation and meaning; Pleasurable visual experience; Sacred art; Beauty; Space and light.

Leila Galloway
Fine art practices; Installation/sculpture; Aesthetics.

Jamie Scott
Contemporary fine art practice; Contemporary Indian art; Curation; Installation; Painting; Lens and digital media.

Dale Robertson
Public art and design; alternative venues for the visual arts.

Fiona Kinnell
Multi- disciplinary aspects of contemporary fine art practice; Curation in fine art; The student experience of fine art and the operational and academic aspects (teaching and learning) of BA and MA programmes.

Ruth Sumner
Fine art education; Fine art practices; Painting.

Max Mosscrop
Contemporary art practice; the involvement of apparently unreasonable processes in contemporary art, such as the affective, non-representational dimension of its experience, or the use of chance, accident or spontaneity in research methodologies.

Dr Jenni Hawksley
All aspects of art history and critical theory in fine art.

Anna Lucas
Artists moving image, in particular the use of the camera and editing process as a tool for research. Visual perception. The documentary form in relation to human interaction with landscape, learning institutions and amateur expert knowledge. Diegetic sound. Non-verbal communication and learning.

Louise Clarke
Historical and contemporary drawing and print; Fine art practices.

Andy Price
Fine art Practices; 20th & 21st century sculpture; Alternative modes of discourse in the arts.

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