Layla Curtis, The United Kingdom of Japan, collaged road maps, photography Edward Woodman

Layla Curtis

Layla Curtis, The United Kingdom of Japan, collaged road maps, photography Edward Woodman

1999 / Artists

Layla Curtis

b. 1975 Chippenham, England

1999 MA Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art, London
1997 L'Ecole des Artes Decoratifs, Strasbourg, France, Exchange Programme
1994-98 BA Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
1993-94 Foundation, University of Sunderland

Previous Exhibitions:

1999 Mapping, Akiyoshidai International Arts Village, Japan
1999 For a Totally Absorbing Time, Idei, Himeji, Japan
1998 ECA at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival
1998 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

Awards:

1998 Helen Rose Bequest for Distinguished work
1998 Andrew Guest Bequest Scholarship, First Prize

After graduating, Layla lived in Japan for one year. She took part in a residency programme at Akiyoshidai International Arts Village where she developed her hybrid maps series and held her first solo show. Following the residency she stayed in Japan and organised a group show of young artists living in Himeji and worked with students at Himeji Shikisai High School. An Andrew Guest Bequest Scholarship enabled a trip to Belize, Central America where she worked as a volunteer in 1998. While travelling in Europe in May 1997, Layla organised a one month project, involving 14 participants across 9 countries in 14 Simultaneous Walks in Europe.