Graduate Residents – Matt Zurowski & Paula Doherty

We are delighted to welcome this year’s Graduate Residents Matt Zurowski and Paula Doherty. They will be spending the next three months at ESW making new work, developing new skills and refining their existing ones. The graduate residencies are designed to give funding, time and space to recent graduates to help them to establish their careers. The programme is generously supported by Edinburgh College of Art and The Fenton Arts Trust.

Matt Zurowski Biography

Matt is an Edinburgh based artist who works with a combination of living materials and digital technology, negotiating new relationships between the two by networking them in environmentally responsive installations and performances. His work addresses environmental and land ownership concerns through a combination of historical and contemporary technologies, practices, rituals and music. Matt has an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art and a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Recent works include The A’Mhoine Tapes (with Mellon Charles, 2019), L.A.R.K.001 (Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2019) and Symbiont, (Talbot Rice Gallery, 2018).

Have a Drink, Share a Drink with much appreciated participation from Cyathea 2018, Paula Doherty

Paula Doherty Biography

Paula is an Edinburgh born but Glasgow based artist who dabbles in ceramics, photography, performance and interactive arts. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art’s Sculpture and Environmental Art course in 2018 and spent a six month Erasmus period in Vienna studying Post Conceptual Art Practices under Marina Gržinić. Recent works have been exhibited at Domestic Goddesses (Glasgow Open House, 2017), Last Futures (Tramway, 2018), Tocsin Dunes (Irvine Beach, 2018) and she was shortlisted for the GSA Sustainability Prize (2018) and the Richard Seager Award (2019). Since graduating she has been spending her time researching, practicing clay and lino techniques, and adventuring on a trekking extravaganza to Peru. She is a nature gal whose work strives to explore the relationship held between humans and the natural world.