Stuart Mitchell is a Bristol based artist interested in ritual, subconscious imagery and altered states. His work is often created from fragments of his photography, drawing, painting and video as well as found imagery and footage, which he develops into works of imagination. The composite nature of his work often gives it an element of ambiguity leaving it open to interpretation.
Born in West London in 1966, Stuart worked in the creative and technology industries for over twenty years before relocating to the South West where he gained a BSc(Hons) in Digital Art and Technology at University of Plymouth in 2007.
During his studies Stuart was employed as Digital Media Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix arts centre where he worked for seven years assisting artists and creative industry organisations with the production of digital arts projects, short films and animations. Whilst in Exeter he also freelanced as Production Manager at Animated Exeter Festival and as Digital Producer with the artist collective Joy Experiment, where he collaborated with visual artists, filmmakers, sculptors, musicians and dance choreographers. In 2011 Stuart moved to Bristol and was employed as Digital Editor at Situations, then part of University of West of England, where he was responsible for the digital engagement programme surrounding Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland, one of the commissioned arts projects for the 2012 UK Cultural Olympiad.
Since 2012, whilst also working with his artist wife Beth Carter, Stuart has been developing his art practice and has had work exhibited at galleries in New York, Boston, London, Bristol and Gloucestershire and in the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition and at the National Open Art Competition. He has also had work commissioned by the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children as part of their Arts Programme and was awarded the Evolver Cover Award in the 164 RWA Annual Open Exhibition.
Stuart currently works from his studio in Bristol.
Download Resume – Oct 2016