TO BE WITH ART IS ALL WE ASK
Jo Muir is a Scottish artist currently based in Aberdeen, where she has a studio in The Anatomy Rooms, an artist led space run by the charitable organisation, All in Ideas. She has a degree in Sculpture from Grays School of Art and a Masters in Sculpture from the University of Arts London.
Her work has always had a strong basis in drawing and she has made a number of self published zines and books. However, her main work involves larger scale installations of sculpture, photography and sound pieces. Jo has also been part of various group shows and collaborations with other artists, the most recent of which being C I R C L E I S T with Rae Fisher.
Since getting a studio in The Anatomy Rooms she has been exploring the crossovers between the human form and abstract sculpture and the ways in which this can be perceived by the viewer. Drawings have evolved into sculptural costumes, photographs and now performance. She wants her work to speak for itself, to be reacted to and interpreted by the viewer in whatever form that takes. Her own reasons and feelings within the work are merely a production process. In the end, there is no control between the art and the reaction and that is what the artist thrives on.
Her first solo exhibition, Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light, was part of the 2017 DanceLive festival in Aberdeen.
Jo is currently working on a new body of work for her next exhibition ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’, which will open Friday 3rd August 2018 at The Anatomy Rooms as part of the Underpinning Programme.
TO BE WITH ART IS ALL WE ASK – Gilbert and George charcoal on paper sculpture 1970