Ciara Phillips

limited edition: Lena, 2015


Lena (2015)
Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Each signed and numbered on verso
Paper size 56 x 76cm
Edition of 30 & 3APs

Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips (1976, Ottawa, Canada) works predominately in printmaking, her approach is experimental, often exploring the methods of production through collaboration and co-creation. Phillips’ interest in printmaking is at once material, social and political; she uses the mediums’s constraints as a framework to experiment with authorship and iteration.

In anticipation of her artist’s book project (to be published by common-editions in 2016) Phillips has produced a new screen print. Lena (2015) bears the image of a woman’s tattooed arm. The tattoo reads ‘Every Woman A Signal Tower’, the title of Phillips’ 2010 exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio. This image forms a central part of the artist’s installation in British Art Show 8, which tours the UK from October 2015 until January 2017.