Born in Glasgow, Kirsty McKeown (b. 1981) has been based in Dundee since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone college of art in 2012. Recent research and projects have focused on the influence of war-time Britain on the changing roles of women at work, with specific reference to four factors: political, physical, industrial and domestic. She works with a broad range of processes including college, printmaking, analogue photography and altered objects. These hands-on modes of production reflect the labour focused context of her work. Using these processes to create artworks in the format of zines, posters and badges, ensures that these politically-critical artworks are accessible in and beyond a gallery context.
McKeown has worked on a broad range of projects and exhibitions; she currently runs Chainworks Studios in Dundee and teaches part-time Art and Design at Glasgow Clyde College.
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