Staff in the Department of Art

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Barby Asante

Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Studies
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Artist/ Curator/Researcher working in performance, social Practice, Black Feminism, decoloniality, memory and place

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Lucy Clout

Lecturer in Fine Art
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Lucy is an artist working primarily in video. Her practice examines the embodied experience of language, in particular m

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Paul B. Davis

Lecturer in Fine Art
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Paul utilises outdated or obsolete computer technologies to perform specialist interventions in the digital art medium.

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Dr Ros Gray

Reader in Fine Art, Critical Studies
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Ros's engagement with art, ecology and climate justice involves collaborations with artists, scientists and activists.

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Andy Harper

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
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Andy’s work has been featured at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, Danese in New York, Morgen Contemporary in Berlin.

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Dr Susan Kelly

Senior Lecturer Fine Art Critical Studies 0.5fte
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Susan is a writer, artist, organiser and educator, who researches the relationships between art and micropolitics.

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Richard Kirwan

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
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Richard’s practice incorporates painting, digital and analogue printmaking, coupled with architectural intervention.

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Phillip Lai

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Studio Practice)
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Phillip works with objects and sculpture, exhibiting in London, Glasgow, Turin, Berlin and Hong Kong.

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Dr Suhail Malik

Programme Co-Director MFA Fine Art, Reader in Critical Studies
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Suhail’s research is on the theme of invention in contemporary European philosophy and critical theory.

Simon Martin

Lecturer in Art
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Simon’s work reflects on material culture, with an interest in how we understand ourselves through social structures.

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Bod Mellor

Lecturer in Fine Art (Studio Practice)
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Bod’s recent group exhibitions include shows at MOT International and Victoria Miro Gallery in London.

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Kirsty Ogg

Lecturer in Curating
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Kirsty is Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, where she has worked on a number of exhibitions and related publications.

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Sophie Seita

Lecturer in Fine Art & History of Art, Department of Art (Studio Practice), Director of Critical Studies, BA Fine Art Extension
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Sophie Seita works with language as a material across performance, video, sound, textiles, books, and installations.

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Jol Thoms

Studio Lecturer
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Jol's practice engages more-than-human worlds, critical comparative eco-cosmology, and quantum meta/physics.

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Bernard Walsh

Senior Lecture and Senior Tutor
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Bernard is an artist whose practice has evolved through a continuous play with words, still and moving images.

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Laura White

Reader in Fine Art
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Laura focusses on interactions with materials and objects, exploring ideas of value, profile, association, and meaning.