Yvonne Mullock is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Calgary, Canada. Over the past sixteen years she has participated in artist-in-residence programmes within Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States and has shown group and solo exhibitions in Oregon, Calgary, Toronto, Fogo Island and Glasgow.
Recent projects include: Alberta Foundation for the Arts International Studio Curatorial Program recipient New York, USA; Great Auk Sanctuary at the Museum of Flat Earth, Fogo Island, NL, Canada; Dark Horse at Stride Gallery, AB, Calgary; Charrette Roulette, Art Gallery of Alberta, AB, Edmonton; HIT & MISS at Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery, AB, Calgary; HOME ECONOMICS touring group exhibition, Textile Museum of Canada and Fogo Island Arts, Lead Artist for a community based quilt project, Fogo Island, NL, Canada.
My studio practice is multi-disciplinary and spans interests in materiality and processes inherent in the act of making. Incorporating collage, sculpture, performance, video and textiles, my work explores ideas of authorship, craft and labour for both gallery and site-specific installations. Often working with groups and individuals, I develop works that are collaborative in nature, socially engaged and performative.
Over the last few years I have made several works that are connected by a number of underlining themes focused on the making process. These ‘acts’ I describe as performances, often revealing the destructive nature or handmade gestures of the process. Their outcomes are experimental and unknown that reveal their failures and successes.