AJ Stockwell

b. 1985, Glasgow, Scotland
Lives and works in Cardiff

AJ Stockwell <i>Fadic Rock</i>, 2017
AJ Stockwell Fadic Rock, 2017

Fascinated by the slippage of materials through time and place AJ Stockwell interprets our contemporary human relationship with artefacts through borrowing languages and processes from other disciplines – from ceramics, dentistry, archaeology, mining to dance. Often initiating conversations with specific communities, experts and family members she generates texts and scripts that enter the work as reconstructed narratives.

“Borrowing languages and processes from other disciplines my work often takes
multiple forms. Working predominantly in sculpture, video and print these forms constitute a shared dialogue that considers our relationship to/with artefacts and their modes of construction. Primarily research based I work across mediums to approach certain cultural histories and material pedagogy. Recent work has focused on the language of ceramics and the appropriation and representation of ceramic artefacts; their significance as objects that have existed throughout human history, transcending both eastern and western cultures.”

AJ Stockwell has lived across Scotland, England and Wales and is currently based in Cardiff. Recent exhibitions include Colours & Sounds: contemporary video and sound art from Worcester's collection, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Grannie’s Carpet was Mental, Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff, In Guise of the Rock, Litmus, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Fadic Rock, Chisenhale Art Place (Standpoint Futures), London, UK, When Then Is Now (with Ben Owen), The Lantern, University of Worcester, The Place That Knew Them Knows Them No More Forever, Elysium Gallery. She will be travelling to Mumbai, India in 2018 as part of the Cona residency with The Rejoinders project.

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
UNIT(e) 2016
The Rejoinders

Links :
  • AJ Stockwell <i>Fadic Rock</i>, 2017
  • AJ Stockwell <i>John’s Teeth</i>, 2017
  • AJ Stockwell <i>Untitled static 04</i> (digital print), 2015
  • AJ Stockwell <i>Research collage WR110917</i>, 2017
  • AJ Stockwell <i>Grannie’s Carpet was Mental</i>, 2017
  • AJ Stockwell <i>Fadic Rock</i>, detail, 2017