Fiona Dean RSA is an artist, educator and researcher based in Glasgow. Her visual work criss-crosses painting, print-making and sculpture and is concerned with landscapes and objects and their relationships, in particular the narratives revealed through their histories, factual and fictional. In her sculptural work, as well as her drawings and prints, words are often ‘etched’ upon the objects and images, relaying her interests in the verbal, visual and written language. These concerns extend to research and learning, with a particular focus on writing about public art, participatory practices and developing new pedagogies linked to artists’ processes.
Fiona is also a researcher and educator, with particular interests in participatory practices and public art. She has taught and lectured widely, including Glasgow School of Art, and Glasgow University and has led on a number of Art/Education projects: LEARN, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; Making Space, Glasgow Women’s Library’s; Cultural Transitions, Dumfries and Galloway Council and most recently co-ordinator and evaluator, Trails and Tales, East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure Trust – a large scale, participatory Arts and Heritage project. Fiona is currently researching and writing an artist’s book on the activist and suffragette Flora Murray.