UH Arts' Summer Digital Artist Residency provides an online platform for artists to develop new artwork in the digital realm.
We are delighted that artist Maria Meyer will share her creative journey of ideas and artworks in response to the theme Grounding us to Earth through the Digital. In our increasingly digital world, how can we stay connected and grounded? How might someone remain in contact with Earth – the soil, the planet and other humans?
You are invited to join Meyer’s journey from 7 June until the end of August through bi-weekly Instagram posts on @unihertsarts; a Zoom workshop on Thursday 22 July; leading to a final event to present research with a Q&A on Thursday 30 September. There is no stipulation to produce a finalised work; rather this residency is about a process.
Meyer seeks to explore University’s campuses - encompassing the diverse habitats, grasslands, woodlands and lakes. The artist will gather materials by collecting images, audio recordings purposefully at different times of the day. The artists will explore these materials through moving image, digital collage and pattern to develop the project.
Maria answered a few questions on her artwork and project - to find out more please see Maria's Meet the Artist interview.
Maria Meyer is a multi-disciplinary artist studying MA Fine Art at The University of Hertfordshire. Meyer's current work draws from the ideas of Cubism and Ready-mades, but is characterised by a contemporary digital aesthetic.
Meyer has and sells work to international collectors online and exhibitions include at Masons Yard Gallery, Mayfair, London (2019), Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2020) and has a solo show in summer 2021 at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth.
Find out more about at: mariameyer.co.uk
Maria's Work In Progress
Below are a selection of images Maria has been taking as she explores the Pinetum. This is part of her research and is informing the development of new work. Images will continue to be shared on our social media @unihertsarts every week until mid-August, concluding with the final event on 30 September - Talk and Screening.