Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art in 2018 Georgia has championed and taught sustainable forms of contemporary printmaking and mural-making. Whilst Georgia is primarily based within the UK, she is closely connected as a creative to Europe through her movements abroad as an Artist in Residence and enjoys working and exhibiting internationally. She has exhibited across the UK, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Singapore. Highlights from her practice over the past twelve months include exhibiting a solo-show of large, transient transfer-print frescoes in collaboration with Outpost Gallery as their artist in residence in East Anglia, and winning the East London Printmakers’ Studio Bursary Award for talented emerging artists.
As a printmaker and muralist Georgia uses her art to unravel the interiors she moves through and lives within. She dissolves and dramatises everyday rooms and corridors, questioning notions of intimacy, belonging and confinement within her practice. The gentle, familiar appeal of domesticity softens as though absorbed by time or disaster, like the brightly chipped frescoes guarding the walls of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Within these scenes memory exists as colour alone, illuminated by the chimerical tangle of curiosity and longing that prompts each artwork.
Georgia champions sustainable duplication processes such as silkscreen and risography, a mechanised form of stencil printing which uses vastly less CO2 than its digital counterparts. While she primarily uses contemporary mediums of reproduction within her practice, Georgia’s knowledge of traditional printmaking strongly informs her mark-making processes. With each new edition she generates an organic and intuitive creative dialogue, designed to challenge the stereotypical view of risography and silkscreen as ‘pop’ and ‘kitsch’ mediums. Through this exchange she highlights the subtle possibilities of colour and texture that can be achieved using sustainable water-based or soya-based inks, bridging the divide between fine art duplication and more accessible printmaking mediums.
Georgia’s editions have been selected for renowned exhibitions such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. She has proposed and delivered creative projects for large organisations such as University of Arts London and Print Club London as well as for independent galleries, communities, charities, councils and individual clients. She has reliably budgeted and delivered large-scale mural installations, curated creative events and won a number of financial grants for her work as a professional artist.
Community engagement is a massive part of Georgia’s practice. She is currently employed as a visiting workshop coordinator at The Art Station, a charity supporting creative outreach in rural East Anglia. Her role within the charity involves the supervision of inductions, open-access sessions, workshops and residencies with adults and children. Her work as a creative facilitator has recently also moved into the field of curation. In March 2023 she co-curated Unconsumed, a cross-generational, multi-disciplinary exhibition of nearly two hundred artworks championing underrepresented East Anglian artists. The exhibition was generously supported by a project grant from the East Anglia Art Fund.
Self Portrait with mural, Weymouth, 2022