Dominique Bivar Segurado


Inspired by coastline erosion, my creative practice aims to capture the essential geological qualities unique to landscapes such as the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset. Using kiln fired clay, each hand-cut and sculpted piece is created to capture the specific nature of such long-term geological activity. This has also extended to using the material perspex. In short, to act as an artistic reminder of the effects natural decay has on a geological mass. The pieces become an opportunity for the viewer to engage once more with nature, often in an urban setting.

Since setting up my professional practice in 2002 I have been commissioned and selected for a number of major projects for a broad range of clients such as the international Jumeirah Hotel Group, Project Art Agency & the University of East Anglia. In 2007 I was selected for the Arts Council England ‘Mission Trip’ to Japan and in 2005 I was invited to be AIR (Artist in residence) on the ‘Penghu Vision’ in Taiwan, accompanying and working with world renowned geologists.

Education
2009
 University of East Anglia, Master of Arts, Distinction, Creative Entrepreneurship
2002  Certificate in Adult Education, University of Portsmouth
1996-99  University of Westminster, London
BA (Hons) Ceramics, 2:1

Awards
2007
 ‘Mission trip to Japan’ Arts Council, Design Factory, UKTI
2006  Finalist, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in South Korea
2004  Finalist, Japan award UK trade and investment in Crafts

Residencies
2008
 Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Bergh Apton & Aplington Primary School artist workshop
2006-08  Leeson House, ‘Natural-Evolution’ Dorset
Residency with gifted and able students
2005  The Penghu Vision, Penghu Islands and Taiwan
sponsored by Taiwan University and the Taiwan Government

Exhibitions
2011
  Showcase’ UEA, London Campus, London
2009  ‘Showcase’, Alan & Overy, London
2008  Artspace, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon
‘Balance’ Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail
‘Ecology Meets Crafts’ Walford Mill, Dorset
2007  Ozone, Tokyo
‘Solo Show’ Grapevine, Norwich
2006  Salthouse 06, Craft Across The Boundaries
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens, Surrey
2005  ‘Balance’ Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens, Surrey,
Medici Gallery Contemporary Craft Show, Cork St, London

Collections
President of Taiwan
Selection of national and international clients

Publications
2009
 Author of ‘Wall Pieces’ Handbook, A&C Black Publishers Ltd, UK and USA market
2008  Sculpture Trails by Alison Stace, A&C Black Publishers Ltd.

 

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