Hondartza Fraga González
MA Fine Arts (Awarded Distinction) at Sheffield Hallam University
I was born in 1982 in Cabanas, A Coruña, Spain. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at The University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2005; I then completed an MA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. I have exhibited nationally (Liverpool, London, Sheffield) and internationally (Portugal, Spain, Norway, Istanbul, Italy). I am currently a studio holder at Patrick Studios (East Street Arts) in Leeds and my work is represented by the gallery Espacio Alexandra in Santander, Spain. My interests include drawing, photography and video in contemporary art, and the relationship between arts and the sciences (in particular astronomy). I am interested in art that explores our place somewhere in between the too big and far and the too little, too close.
Grants and Awards
2017 PhD Full Scholarship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through an award from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), University of Leeds 2015 The Tetley’s 2015 Collection. Shortlisted artist. The Tetley, Leeds 2014 Arts Council England Grant for the Arts for the project Curio•sea•ty; A collaborative project with artist Lorna Barrowclough 2013 The Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-Residency Grant At the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, Hull. 2012 Woolgather Art Prize Official selection. Visual art, exhibitions, curation, residencies, commissions.
Drawing, photorealist drawing, Saturn, astronomy, digital and analogue photography, melancholy