Andrea Geile

Website: http://www.andreageile.co.uk

Email: andreageile@yahoo.co.uk

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Tree Tag Project. Balfour's Botany. Public Art Commission. Pilrig Park, Edinburgh.Commissioned by Citizen Curator and Grow Wild. Corten-steel. 2014 Andrea Geile

Level the Field #8-12. Corten-steel. Andrea Geile. 2016

The Chlorophylls. Corten-steel. PAC in Lettermore Forrest, Isle of Mull. Commissioned by Comar.

Plant Regeneration Model. Mixed Media. 2014

Reef. Biodiversity Installation on Pulpit Rock. Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park. 2015

This is your Land. Art walking event in collaboration with Deveron Arts and Edinburgh Art Festival. 2015


Statement

By tracing the shapes of plants and trees, cutting them into weatherproof material and grouping them with real plants I create constructions that comment the visual perception of technology and memory of nature. Working for both outdoor and indoor spaces, my practice examines our relationship with the landscape around us. Using sculptural techniques and live plants, I explore how we have shaped and utilised landscapes for our political, economic and immaterial needs. The sculptures are subtle interventions, merging into the built environment and relating directly to the site environment.
By experimenting with new materials, techniques and thematic processes,
I aim to develop positive approaches to divisive environmental concerns, while at the same time delivering a site responsive artwork and spread goodwill.

Biography

Andrea Geile trained in print making before studying Visual Art in Hanover, Germany, and has been working from her Scottish studio since 1996. She is participating in projects and residencies about land access, biodiversity, environmental planning and in Art/Science collaborations.
Geile exhibits internationally and her sculptures are in many private and public collections. Among others she has received Awards from the Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her professional experience includes numerous public art commissions where she has worked with a range of community groups.
Andrea is a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. She currently serves as a Trustee at Edinburgh Printmakers after attending the Board of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for five years. www.andreageile.co.uk

CV

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