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INFORMATION


Jody Mulvey (she/her) is an artist and facilitator based in Scotland, whose work revolves around the notion that art can ultimately be a playful enquiry that oozes joy.

The hierarchical structuring of institutional spaces within the arts and the rituals visitors are required to enact within them, provide the stimulus for her artistic practice. She explores this by utilising colour, shape and materiality as a medium to subvert the seriousness of institutional spaces and playfully reconstruct them through her interventions. Drawing, collage and the making of maquettes provide the preliminary means of envisaging potential encounters between visitors, her artwork and the environment in which they are situated.

Drawing, collage and the making of maquettes provide the preliminary means of envisaging potential encounters between visitors, her artwork and the environment in which they are situated. She views these modes of exploration as an artistic playground where she is able to mishmash and meld components together to construct a composition. Drawing is like writing to her due to the fluid and impulsive nature of the mark-making. It is like her subconscious rambling and scrolling of the mind and how she makes sense of spatial sensations and the relationship between forms in two-dimensional surfaces; preliminary processes of two-dimensional enquiry are a vital prelude to collaging within the three-dimensional realm. She achieves this through translating my drawings into small-scale models and maquettes, which aim to explore how my work can directly engage with architectural spaces. Through this process of translating propositional modes of investigation from two-dimensions to three-dimsions, she then scales-up the models to conceive immersive installations or architectural interventions to seek confrontation and playful disruption of dynamical barriers experienced within institutional spaces.

As founder of @sadgrads2020, she has built a community platform for UK art school graduates who had their degree shows cancelled due to COVID-19. The platform aims to instigate a sense of solidarity amongst UK art schools, to create a network for people that is out with their current art school, provide a platform for people to promote their work, create opportunities for emerging artists and to, importantly, inspire people to be proud of what they’ve achieved in their duration of time at art school. She believes that these networks of care and support are vital within society. published two volumes of a SADGRADS2020 zine in collaboration with Ruben Buffery that includes the work of 102 contributors from across the UK. The platform has also been featured on Dazed (by The White Pube), The Elephant Mag and 10Magazine.



CONTACT //
︎ jodymulvey@gmail.com      |
︎ sadgrads2020@gmail.com

2D // DRAWINGS, COLLAGES ETC 





3D // MAQUETTES, INSTALLATIONS ETC 







SADGRADS2020



   



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EDUCATION


︎Fine Art MA @ University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art (2015-2020)
︎ERASMUS programme @ UMPRUM, Prague (August-December 2017)


EXPERIENCE



 CREATOR OF SADGRADS2020
(March 2020-present)


︎I founded and run an instagram with over 6k followers (and growing) that has showcased the work of over 500 graduates who had their degree shows cancelled due to COVID-19. 
︎Organising and posting submissions. 

︎Facilitated takeovers and shared resources/opportunities for emerging artists.
︎Published two volumes of a charity zine in collaboration with Ruben Buffery inclusing the work of 102 contributors from across the UK. 


FOUNDING COMMITTEE MEMBER OF ALT_D
(July 2020-present)


︎Worked with a team of to create a graduate showcase for, and by, ECA students that includes the work by over 110 contributors.
︎Project management and curating of exhibitions in Zembla Gallery, Hawick (including work by 68 graduates) and an upcoming billboard exhibition in Edinburgh in partnership with Jack Arts (including the work by 84 graduates).
︎Fundraising for projects and holding meetings with potential collaborators, successfully gaining partnerships with Jack Arts, Zembla Gallery, Ex Why Zed and Edinburgh Printmakers.
︎Featured in Vogue Business and upcoming feature in i-D.




CO-CURATOR OF CIRCA2020, PICCADILY CIRCUS, LONDON PROJECT
(AUGUST 2020) 




VOLUNTEER ART TUTOR @ THE GRASSMARKET COMMUNITY PROJECT
(March 2018-March 2020)


︎Leading, organising and supporting other tutors in art classes. 
︎Working with individuals providing them with both personal and artistic support. 
︎Organised and curated an exhibition of the members’ work. 



INTERNSHIP @ EMBASSY GALLERY
(January-April 2019)


︎Organised and curated the annual members’, Sa-lon Suckers, involving over forty artists. 
︎Admin such as replying to emails, maintaining the mailing list and updating the members’ details.
︎Managing the social media accounts to promote exhibitions and workshops. 



EXHIBITIONS 

// SOLO //

2019:
︎mishmash @ Edinburgh College of Art
2018:
︎its probs all still drying lol @ Edinburgh College of Art


// GROUP //

Upcoming:
︎The Doom Gloom and Stuck in Your Room Report @ Zierferblat, London


Current:
︎Global Graduate Show | Arts Thread in Partnership with i-D and Gucci ***SHORTLISTED***
︎Alt_D | The Alternative Graduate Showcase 
︎THIS IS TOMORROW CALLING (WISHING YOU WERE HERE) @ Zembla Gallery, Hawick
︎Gradcurate Summer 2020 Online Exhibition

2020:
︎a fish you have already caught @ Battersea Park, London
︎Summer 2020 | Edinburgh College of Art Online Degree Show
︎The Displaced Degree Show | The Student Gallery 
︎ECA//10Design @ 10 Design, Princes Street, Edinburgh 
︎MAFAF*CKERS @ Edinburgh College of Art 
︎54321 @ Edinburgh College of Art


2019:
︎Fine and Dandy @ Edinburgh Central Library
︎54321 @ Edinburgh College of Art

2018:
︎Pissoirée @ Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
2017:
︎The New Laboratory | Edinburgh Student Art Festival @ Custom Lane, Edinburgh 


FEATURES 
2020: ︎“My degree show was cancelled - what can I do instead? The White Pube advise” by The White Pube in Dazed Digital
︎”HOW ARE FINAL YEAR ART SCHOOL STUDENTS DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THEIR EDUCATION?” by Paul Toner in 10Magazine ︎“How Instagram Became a Tool of Resistance for Art Students During the Crisis” by Rosalind Duguid in The Elephant Mag
︎“Virtual degree shows: How art school graduates are responding to the coronavirus pandemic” By Maddy Williamson in The List
︎Featured artist in “Art review: Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2020 Online” by Duncan Macmillan in The Scotsman
︎Featured artist in “The Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Show 2020” by Leo Sartain in ARTMAG
︎CIRCA2020, Piccadily Circus Project Interview
︎In Conversation with Ekpharsis
︎Invited radio show guest on Loaf on EH-FM
︎Artwork featured by Plinch Art 
︎Artwork featured by Luva Gallery
︎Artwork featured by The Doom Gloom and Stuck in Your Room Report 
︎Artwork featured in virtual collaboration with Groocks Gallery 
︎Artwork featured by The Artists Contemporary 

2019:
︎“The Plight of Women in the Arts” by Jody Mulvey in Mxogyny
︎Artwork featured in Canvas Magazine (”Absurdity,” Issue #8)


OTHER


Upcoming:
︎Invited panelist of Short Supply’s MADE IT 2020
︎The New Artist | Invited Virtual Artist in Residence
︎ORBIT | Virtual Artist in Residence
︎York Design Week | Invited Artist

2020:
︎Selected artist for Hidden Door ‘Graduates of Today’ Online Residency
︎Invited guest of ‘Curating Conversation’ podcast with Leo Sartain
︎Invited takeover of The Artists Contemporary (@the_artists_contemporary) 
︎Invited guest of Plinch Art podcast