Born in 1974 Stuart Knighton-Callister studied at Edinburgh College of
Art & Lancaster University where he gained a first class BA Hons in
Visual Arts - Fine Art & Visual Culture, (1996) before taking his
Masters Degree in Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design where
he was awarded a British Academy Scholarship (1997). Stuart's research
interests are focused on current debates in
contemporary art. He is currently completing a PhD in Fine Art at Bath
School of Art where his studio-based and theoretical research is testing
the validity of chance-based methodologies in contemporary abstract
His teaching career began following completion of a Post Graduate
Certificate of Education at the University of Cumbria (1998). This led
to academic, quality assurance and leadership positions in Colleges of
Higher and Further Education, Art Colleges and Schools in both state and
private sectors;including the post of Director of Curriculum within a
highly regarded specialist arts institution. Stuart has worked on
external validation panels and as a Senior Examiner, leading the
development of a number of qualifications across the creative arts to
undergraduate level. He currently holds a senior management position as
Head of Lower School and is Head of Art in the Independent sector.
Stuart exhibits work regularly and has most recently been awarded a Gen
Foundation Fellowship to support a series of interviews with artists
based in Europe and the United States.
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