Kelsey Cruz-Martin

b. 1991, Fremantle (Walyalup) WA.
Lives & Works in Bath & Bristol, UK.

Studio holder at Riverside Studios & Bricks, St Anne's, Bristol
kelseycruzmartin38@gmail.com
@kelseycruzmartin / @bathartdepot

I draw upon the relationship between language and the body. Using text as a point of departure, ideas materialise across various disciplines including sculpture, installation, print, textiles, video and sound. Anthropomorphic qualities including desire, grief, pain and pleasure are explored via recurring themes such as the mouth and the voice, oscillating between internal and external, public and private, language and sound.

Current and forthcoming
2022 / DAY_SCHOOL_IMAGE_DUMP, Art Licks Magazine
2022 / Scottish Sculpture Workshop Residency
2021 - 2022 / Day School, East Bristol Contemporary
2020 - ongoing / Director, Bath Art Depot

Selected exhibitions
2022 / Day School: Stuff Done, St Anne's House
2022 / Stunning, Fierce & Yellow Vol.2, The Auxiliary
2022 / Stunning, Fierce & Yellow, Gallery North, Newcastle
2022 / Day School: Works in Progress, Curio Bristol
2021 / Scratch Lab Three, Caraboo Projects x The Island
2020 / Alumni Exhibition, Sion Hill Gallery, Bath
2019 / Print International, Ty Pawb
2019 / Material, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
2019 / Do-IY 002, Centrespace Gallery Bristol
2018 / CODA, OXO Tower, London
2018 / Welcome Exhibition, Newton Park
2017 / HERE, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol,
2017 / No Working Title, Tate Modern, London

Residencies, Grants & Awards
2022 / Scottish Sculpture Workshop residency
2022 / Developing Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England
2021 / Scratch Lab Three x The Island, Caraboo Projects
2021 / brb... residency, The Garage x Caraboo Projects
2021 / Artist Development, Future Bright
2020 / brb... mentoring, Caraboo Projects
2018 / Freelance Graduate Award, Bath Spa University

Talks & workshops
2022 / Bath Forum Host, Visual Arts South West
2022 / Graduate Symposium, University of the West of England
2022 / www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/7860
2021 / Switching Scales Workshop, Caraboo Projects

Education
2021 - 22, Day School, East Bristol Contemporary, Bricks, St Anne's, Bristol
2015 - 18 BA Fine Art (Hons) First Class, Bath School of Art and Design

Work
2019 - ongoing / Director, Bath Art Depot
2018 - ongoing / Tutor, Bath School of Art and Design
2018 - ongoing / Technical Demonstrator, Bath Spa University