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GAIL MASON



Gail works mainly in Silkscreen Monotype to create unique images as she is fascinated by the chance mark and find that the painterly process allows her a great deal of freedom from the usual restraints of printmaking.

She has called her monotypes silkscreen paintings as she approaches them and executes them as a painter approaches a canvas.

She uses brushes and card to make the images and has a myriad of colours to work with simultaneously. The process requires building the image layer on layer until she feels that it tastes right. The series of work here shows a concern with mark making and pattern, together with landscape elements.

She employs rich colour in abstract and semi-abstract form, or perversely the absence of colour in the recent exploration of heads. This series aims to create a sense of presence, and seeks to portray the power and vulnerability of humanity.

She has been based at Spike Print Studio in Bristol since completing an MA in Printmaking in 2004. There she makes prints for Exhibition, Galleries, Public Spaces, and the Corporate World.

Gail Mason
Gail at Spike Print Studio 2015


The CallingThe Calling - Silkscreen monotype

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Print and Process Sidcot Arts Centre Somerset

  • ‘Encre au 3993’ Romanville Paris

  • RWA Autumn Open Bristol

  • Wells Contemporary Art

  • ‘And Thereby Hangs A Tale’ ID Artists Centrespace Gallery Bristol

  • National Original Print, Bankside, London

  • 44AD Gallery Open Print Exhibition, Bath

  • Royal West of England Open Printmaking Exhibition

  • ‘Imprint’ Printmakers exhibition Wet Paint Gallery Cirencester, Gloucester

  • The Bowery Gallery, Leeds

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • Impress International Printmaking Festival Stroud Gloucestershire

  • 20/20 National Touring Exchange Print Exhibition Hot Bed Press

  • ‘Jack In The Box’ Large-scale works curated by Paul Thirkell Sydney Row, Spike Island (selected) Bristol

  • Bite’ Contemporary Printmaking Mall Galleries London

  • ‘12 Printmakers’ Atkinson Gallery, Stroud

  • Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Easter Showcase, Oxford

  • ‘Radiance’ Solo Show, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath.

  • ’Morphogenesis’ View Gallery, Bristol

  • ‘Impact’ International Print Conference Spike Print Studio, Bristol

  • Northern Print Biennale, Biscuit Factory, Nottingham

  • ‘Impress 09’ National Printmaking FestivalGloucestershire

  • Piano Nobile Gallery, London

  • ‘Originals’ National Print Open Exhibition Mall Galleries, London

  • King Size’ Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

  • Inside the Square’ Warringah Studio print exchange Sydney Australia/

  • New Horizons’ Rostra Gallery Bath

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London

  • Royal Birmingham Society Of Artists Open Exhibition, Birmingham

  • ‘Recent Work’ Fusion Gallery, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

  • ‘Smash And Grab’ Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Publications

  • National Original Print Illustrated Exhibition catalogue 2015

  • ‘Gail Mason Artist’ Topaz Books Bath 2015

  • Bath Society of Artists, A History. Peter Davies St Ives Printing and Publishing 2013
    ISBN: 978-0-948385-66-7

  • ‘ Impress ‘ National Printmaking Festival Stroud Illustrated catalogue 2013

  • The Bristol Magazine Issue 104 Feb 2013

  • Somerset Life April 2011

  • British Art Now Ed. Jacob Sutton Outside The Box Publishing

  • Printmaking Today (quarterly journal) Vol. 19 No. 1 Spring 2010

  • Muse Magazine April 2010

  • Micro Print numbered catalogue Spike Print Studio in Association with University of the West of England. 2010

  • ‘Impress’ National Printmaking Festival Stroud Illustrated Catalogue 2009

  • ‘The Bristol Pack’ Deck of Cards selected and marketed by Centre Space Bristol

  • What’s In The Box? A Collection of Artists Books curated and edited by Tom Sowdon UWE in association with Hewlett Packard Vol. 1
    ISBN no. 0 9543810 0 9

  • Water Based Silk Screen Printing, Steve Hoskins A+C Black 2005 ISBN: 9781408101377

  • ‘Smash And Grab’ Victoria and Albert Museum London


Awards


2011 Graphic Prize Bath Society of Artists Open


2008 Curwen Studio Prize ‘Originals 08’

National Printmaking Exhibition Mall Galleries London


2006 Emerging Artist Award, Venue Magazine

Royal West Of England Academy Autumn Show Bristol


1997 Churchill Open Arts Exhibition North Somerset Overall Winner



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