Stephanie Gaumond

Repeat

‘We are presented with an unpleasant choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling, subtle or just charming rituals for which we struggle to find equivalents in secular society.’

Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists

A week-long residency at the Old Schoolhouse at St. Augustine’s prompted an investigation of the space both aesthetically and conceptually. Out of this came a series of works in response to two major reference points: architecture and repetition.

These two concepts, both utilised by religion, relate naturally to the secular process of printmaking. The artist uses her experience of the printmaking studio as a structure to create an environment in which architecture and repetition illuminate how humans create institutions; and why they seem to be so integral to us as human beings.

Stephanie Gaumond is a printmaker raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and her Masters in Fine Art Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. Her work explores patterns and coded communication. She lives and works in Derry/Londonderry N. Ireland.
Selected exhibitions include those at: Glebe Gallery, Churchill, Donegal, Ireland (2018); SGC International Printmaking Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2018); The Social Studios and Gallery Derry/Londonderry (2015) Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, Colorado (2013); The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (2013); Mediakesukus Lume, Helsinki, Finland (2012)

Year2018LocationSt Augustine's Old Schoolhouse, Derry/Londonderry, UK DescriptionOne-week artist residencyPartnersSt Augustine'sFundersArts Council of Northern IrelandDerry City & Strabane District Council