Curator

Gena Johns

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Education

2015 - University of The Arts London: Chelsea - Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions

2010- 2013- BA Fine Art - University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art (Winchester)

2009-2010- Art Foundation - Oxford and Cherwell Valley College (Banbury, Oxfordshire)

2007-2009 - A Level’s - Chenderit School Sixth Form (Northamptonshire)

Artwork

Oxfordshire based Fine Artist, born in Osaka, Japan. Fine Art Graduate of the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art.

Gena takes photos in locations that have a link to her childhood memories. She uses these to make digital collages that are transformed into 3D hand cut paper collages and wooden transfers. Her work creates narratives and also touches on surreal and fantasy elements. This then unfolds and presents her longing to be a part of her Japanese heritage through creating idyllic worlds.

Piecing together her two cultural backgrounds, Gena emphasises being torn between two worlds; contrasting the past and present.

Career

Art Consultant / Art Agent - Global Art Agency

Arts Manager & Curator - The Jam Factory (Oxford)

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