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Beales, Katriona

imageKatriona Beales
Mixed Media Arts


Katriona Beales


Liverpool School of Art (Liverpool John Moores University) 2001-2005 BA in Fine Art

Amersham and Wycombe College (2000-2001) – Art Foundation

Mixed Media Arts

I am a visual artist interested in the dialogue created by the spaces in between disciplines. Hence my work includes collage, installation, sculpture, assemblage and sometimes all of the above combined.

Much of my work is concerned with social commentary and society’s patterns, repetitions and anomalies. I am more interested in the art world as a world populated by people rather than products. Therefore, I try to make work that I identify as having intellectual and spiritual integrity. Recurring lines of enquiry include: how identity is constructed and whether or not it is dependent on geographical specificity; how super-modernity is shaping not only our experience but also our epistemology; and enjoying histories embedded in spaces and objects.

Living in Liverpool, UK, since 2001, I am now based in the Bluecoat (

I’m very excited as I have just been selected as 1 of 10 British Isles artists to take part in the Secrets Project with curator Hani Alqam, which is culminating in an exhibition in Amman in Jordan in May 2008.

This autumn I will be producing a site-specifc painting for the reception of Liverpool-based web company Mando.

I also work part-time as the Arts and Culture Network Development Officer at LCVS and I’m in the throws of organising the inaugural Liverpool Fringe Festival for Summer 2008.


– Wunderkammer at the Bluecoat Display Centre July to Aug 2007

– Demolition at SITE, Albert Dock, Liverpool June to July 2007

– Truckstop festival Metal, Edge Hill Station – participatory piece starting a social archive looking at personal histories of migration. June 2007


– Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery, Museums and Archives April to July 2006 (Selected)

– ‘My haven’t you grown’ at the Royal Standard (artist-led studio and gallery space), Toxteth, Liverpool. August –Sept 2006 (Selected)

– ‘Brinkmanship’ as part of the Liverpool Independents Biennial 2006, in an Art Organisation space, No 11 Wolstenholme Square. October 2006 (selected)

– Royal Standard Christmas Exhibition Dec 2006


– Art Auction, Egg Café, Liverpool City Centre, February 2005

– Fine Art Degree Exhibition June 2005, Myrtle St, Liverpool School of Art, John Moores University

– Graduate exhibition, Urban Coffee, Smithdown Road, Liverpool, August 2005

– ‘Space Limited’, a group exhibition in cooperation with ‘The Art Organisation’, 52 Roscoe Street, Liverpool, Oct 2005


– ‘Small Matters’, Hope St Gallery, Liverpool School of Art, John Moores University, March 2004

– The Art Organisation, Rodney St Old Youth Centre, as part of the Independents, Liverpool Biennial 2004


– Blackburne House, Hope St, Liverpool, April to end of May 2004


– ‘Artists Anonymous’, Myrtle Street Gallery, Liverpool School of Art, John Moores University, December 2003


– ‘Shavout Art Exhibition’, Christchurch, Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem, Easter 2000

all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
‘Into Far Lands’ ‘Rallying the Troops’
‘Never go back always go towards’ ‘Rallying the Troops’ (Details)

Untitled (2008)

Untitled (2008)