Iona Cunningham

Artist statement

I am currently an Art and Design student at Forth Valley College. This has provided a lot of great opportunities such as exhibitions and the Stirling Castle project. I have been lucky enough to have had my work in multiple exhibitions such as Meet your maker, and a printmaking exhibition at the Smith Art Gallery.

Although Forth Valley has taught me a lot, I feel like I will learn even further when out of college, as I will have room to grow and explore without limits, to figure out what I want to do and what I want my art to represent.

I honestly haven’t found my favourite technique or medium to use yet, as I am not someone who likes to settle down and only use one medium, as I can find it restricting. I like to experiment and try new things, and I doubt that will ever change.

I like to be expressive within my art and myself. I am a deep believer in self-expression and not adhering to other people’s standards of what you should behave or look like, which was the inspiration behind my graded unit pieces, one of which I have included here.

The work that I have chosen for this exhibition was inspired by many different themes including: ‘Metals’ relating to Stirling castle, ‘Urban decay’, and ‘The effect of prejudice on self-expression'.


HND Art and Design