works with the processes, structures and histories of printmaking to create large-scale installations. Her artwork draws upon the medium’s relationship to the dissemination of information, and she works both alone and in collaboration with others to address questions around what we share, what we don’t, with whom, how, why and with what effect. The work of artists’ collectives such as See Red Women’s Workshop
, Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective and Group Material
are important influences, and she often makes reference to the screenprints and teaching methodologies of Corita Kent, an American artist, educator and advocate for social justice. In an ongoing project entitled Workshop, Phillips turns gallery spaces into screen-printing studios in which she invites others to collaborate with her on making new prints in situ. Workshop transforms exhibition spaces into places of simultaneous production and display.
Scottish Design Gallery Commission, V&A Dundee (UK). Dog Comes In, Cat Goes Out
, Trykkeriet and Tag Team Studio, Bergen (NO). Show Me Your Glow
, Glasgow Print Studio, Part of Glasgow International 2018 (UK). 2017 Systems for Saying It
, part of We The People Are The Work
, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth (UK). Yours and Mine is Ours
, Benaki Museum, Athens. 2016 Comrade Objects
, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (CA).
21st Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (AU). 2015 British Art Show 8
(until 2017), Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich, Southampton (UK). 2014
Turner Prize 2014, Tate Britain, London.
British Art Show 8, Hayward Touring catalogue, 2015.
Martin Clark (ed.): Ciara Phillips. Just You
, exh. cat., Bergen Kunsthall, 2014.
Moira Jeffrey (ed.): Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland: Reader and Guide
, National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow, 2014.