AboutCarla Scott Fullerton was awarded the Graduate Fellowship in the summer of 2008. Her work combines a variety of materials, such as poured concrete, wood and metal, to produce sculptural forms evoking architectural associations.
To mark the end of her year in residence at GSS she will present a solo exhibition of new sculptural work in the project gallery.
Fullerton's work is shaped by her sensitivity to materials and the ephemeral nature of all things monumental, referencing architecture and architectonic forms. Her practice is process-led involving an intimate and exploratory relationship with materials and form including heavy, industrial materials ranging from cement, plaster, wood and metal. She is interested in the combined usage of old and new materials to make more fluid, contemporary formations and allowing the materials to take on their own form. Devoid of their usual restrictions and through the irregular and unpredictable processes of pouring and burning the work is deliberately imperfect and free of the expected forms governed by the traditional notions of architecture.
The Graduate Fellowship has also provided Fullerton with the opportunity to embark upon the production of her first large scale outdoor work. Constructed from rebar and over two tonnes of concrete the sculpture will invite the viewer to question the way in which the materials are presented and how they move around and view the work.
Carla Scott Fullerton was born 1980, Edinburgh, Scotland. She graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Cut Line a solo exhibition at tentilten Glasgow and Lines & Pours, Chert Gallery, Berlin 2009 and inclusion in group exhibitions, Spacioux, Art Project Milan, 2009, Motto & Chert & Roses, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius 2009 and You can't hide your love forever, LH Gallery, Paris, 2008. Forthcoming exhibitions include a group exhibition at Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris 2010 and a project as part of Glasgow International 2010. Fullerton is represented by Chert Gallery, Berlin.
Fullerton was selected for the Glasgow Sculpture Studio's Master of Fine Art (MFA) Graduate Fellowship by a panel including Turner Prize nominee Nathan Coley and Ben Harman, Curator G0MA, Glasgow.