UK-based artist Pete Quinn Davis has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, film, sound, performance, installation and digital manufacture. Since studying art and design at Cardiff College of Art and latterly the Royal College of Art, Peter's practice interests have always been transdisciplinary. They form hybrid connections to design, art, science and architecture. These focused interests include, notions of place, in terms of transformation, identity and memory, technology, ecology and particularly the understanding of data in the context of the 21st century. His core interest has always focused on ideas of personal identity/how this contributes to place-making, artifact manufacture and the understanding of heritage, through the industrial and post-industrial ages. He is currently exploring digital processes through 3D scanning and how this data can be transformed into new and exciting area's of practice. QuinnDavis is a key figure in the important generation of British artists who emerged in the late 1980s. He participated in Art Now (Tate 1985) and since his first solo exhibition in 1986 has exhibited widely internationally. Although Quinn Davis has exhibited and performed at many venues across the UK and abroad including the Tate Gallery, ICA, Riverside, AIR, Chapter, Seven Dials, Karst, Dutch Design Week and Milan Design Fairs amongst others, his practice has mainly been shown in 'underground' spaces and venues. Peter is currently a Leader in Design in the School of Art and is programme leader for the MA Design Programme in the School of Architecture, Design and Art and he is Design Culture Leader at the University Plymouth. He is widely published in areas stemming from PHD study including, place making, materiality, sustainability, ethics and creativity, he has been external advisor to many universities in the UK.
Text courtesy Dellasposa Gallery.
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