Statement
Katriona Beales is a sculptor who also makes moving image, performance and installation, stressing the continuing role of the object in digital life. Her work responds to the experience of slipping between offine and online worlds, information overload, online behavioural addictions, experiences of the technological sublime and notions of a Digital Baroque.

Awards
2017
• SPACE Breathing Space Bursary
• Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award
2015-17
• Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award
2014
• Recipient of Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England as part of LUX13
• Shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
2013
• FlatTimeHo MFI Graduate Award
2011-12
• Stanley Picker Award for MA Fine Art study at Chelsea College of Art and Design
• CCW Artist Moving Image Fund
2009-2010
• ACE:NW Grants for the Arts to POST collective for Liverpool-Linz Artists' exchange

International exhibitions and residencies

2017
• 'White Matter' at UNSW Gallery, Sydney, Australia in the second iteration of Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age, curated by Vanessa Bartlett as part of The Anixety Festival.
2015
• 'Mysterious Objects at Noon', Objectifs Gallery, Singapore
2012
• Residency and Workshop with Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan
• 'Onsite Lab 6' collaborative group exhibition at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan.
• ‘All the words have run out’ group exhibition at KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd, part of NEXTCOMIC festival 2012, Linz, Austria
2011
• ‘neverneverland’ at the MAERZ Artist Association, Linz Austria
2010
•‘Linz-Liverpool’, MAERZ Artist Association, Linz, Austria
• ‘Urban Interventions’ residency with POST at the Altelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria supported by Liverpool Biennial, LinzKultur and Platform Garanti, Istanbul
2009+10
• Two research trips to Linz, Austria supported by the Bluecoat and the ACE:NW

Selected UK Exhibitions
2017
• 'Hybrid Landscapes' curated by Hannah Redler (ODI) at Digital Catapult, London
• 'SWAP Edition 1: AD HOC' curated by Robin Tarbet at Castor Projects, London
• 'Are we all addicts now?' Katriona Beales and Fiona MacDonald at Furtherfield, London opening 15th Sept -12th Nov 2017.
2016
• 'Digital Monuments' curated by Naomi Ellis at Geddes Gallery, London
• CIPHER screened at the Photographers Gallery as part of the TPG Geekender Robot Vision Party
2015
• 'Mysterious Objects at Noon' at Art Lacuna, London
• 'White Matter' commissioned by FACT for 'Group Therapy - mental distress in a digital age' curated by Vanessa Bartlett and Mike Stubbs at FACT, Liverpool
• Online: screening as part of PALA curated by Laura Mansfield
2014
• 'How does the group function?' LUX13, Enclave Deptford, funded by ACE
• 'PRISM' Solo presentation at Art Lacuna as part of 'For One Night Only' series
• LUX13 Screening with FilmMaterialSoup at Castlefield, Manchester
• Project Visible, Tate Modern
• LUX13 Screening at Millenium, New York
• 'Studio. Tommorrow. Buy me things like machines.' organised by Claire McCardle, EastSide Studios Pop-Up Space, London
• LUX13 Critical Forum screening, at Cinema6, Arcadia Missa, London
2013
• 'AntiKnow - A pedagogical theatre of unlearning and the limits of knowledge.' Directed by Jakob Jakobsen. FlatTimeHo, London
• 'The Future Lasts a Long Time', the Mental Furniture Industry group and FlatTimeHo at PAMI Festival, London
• Bow Arts Open 2013 'Mise-en-Scene' curated by Cullinan Richards, Bermondsey Project, London
• Discernible, ZAP Projects, London
• Open Work, Albert Projects, London
• SHIFT, Hanmi Gallery, London
2012
• MA Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
• wondersite, at the Japanese Embassy, London
• Without Boats Dreams Dry Up, with CapeFarewell, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
2011
•PG Dip Final Show Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
•Pile, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff
•MySpace, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2010
•Pile, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
•Terribility Studios Liverpool-London, Lost Soul & Stranger Service Station, part of The Co-operative Strand of the Liverpool Biennial
•National Sculpture Prize 2010, The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
• Global Studios, at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

Selected Press and Publications
• 'Are we all addicts now?' edited by Vanessa Bartlett and Henrietta Bowden-Jones and published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at Furtherfield (2017)
https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/100809
• 'Collaborating with Intelligent Machines' by Lucy Sollitt, an article featuring CIPHER for British Council (Mar/Apr 2017)
• Ladybeard magazine - the Mind Issue - September 2016
• 'Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age' (2015) published by Liverpool University Press
https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/60276
• Artist Profile and interview with Morgan Quaintance on Rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/oct/16/artist-profile-katriona-beales/
• Interview with Sacha Waldron, Arts Editor for the Skinny
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/art/interviews/mental-distress

Education
MA in Fine Art - supported by a Stanley Picker Award (2011-12) at Chelsea College of Art and Design, part of the University of the Arts London.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (2011) Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
BA Honours Fine Art (2005) Liverpool School of Art, LJMU
Foundation Course in Art & Design (2001)