2013 'Continuum Alchemy' Installation, Bauge, FR
2012 'Recall' Film, EveryMan Cinema, Winchester, UK
Architectural Projections, Fougere & Chateaux-Anjou, Beaux-Arts, Angers, FR
2011 'Yo Yo Returns', Romsey, UK
2010 ‘Mysteres de Memoire’ Installation and investigation, Carla- Bayle, FR
‘Recall’ Architectural Projections - Romsey Abbey & Portsmouth Cathedral, UK
2009 Investigation and projections Coutts Bank, London, UK
2008 ‘Treasure Island; A Forensic Investigation of a City’ - Portsmouth Cathedral, UK
2008 ‘Dark Matters’ Gasp Artspace - Portsmouth, UK
2007 ‘Memories are made of this’ Gallery 53 Knightsbridge - London, UK
2002 ‘Oscillations’ Edinburgh conference centre - Edinburgh, UK
2001 ‘Oscillations’ Dashwood Gallery, Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley - London, UK
2001 'Cosmic Pulse’– 2 stage exhibition, paintings and installation’ Aspex Gallery
2000 'Art & Science’. Arts Festival, Bromley, London, UK
1997 'Yo Yo’ a fusion of home and gallery (curator, Saskia Delman), Portsmouth, UK
1996 ‘Champagne Supernova’ Quay Arts Centre - Newport (IOW), UK
1996 ‘Champagne Supernova’ Mitre Gallery, Chichester, UK
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 'Giftcube' (multiple sculptures), Hull and East Riding, UK
2011 '10 x 10‘, Gasp, Artspace, Portsmouth, UK
2009 'Dark Matters' Gasp, Artspace, Portsmouth, UK
2008 ‘Works on Paper’, 53 Gallery, Knightsbridge, London, UK
2005 ‘As it Is’, The Gallery in Cork Street, Cork Street, London, UK
2004 'Artspace Artists' Caen Festival, France
2003 ‘Fresh Art- Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK
2002 ‘Fresh Art- Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK
2001 ‘Man Bites Dog’, The Art Attack Project, Hoxton Sq, London, UK
2001 ‘Fresh Art- Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK
1999 ‘Launch@TS2K’, Creative Enterprise Centre, Brixton, London, UK
1997 ‘Extending the Line’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
1995 ‘Summer Show’, Winchester Contemporary Art, Winchester, UK
1994 ‘Influx’, Artist influences –with Gillian Ayres, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
1994 ‘Time, Space (Universe Series)’, the Square Tower, Portsmouth, UK
1992 ‘Young Artist South East’, Library Art Gallery, Maidstone & Farnham, UK
2014 'Cube - A Hybrid Gift Package/Crate'
Hull and East Riding -Yorkshire UK
Multiple sculpture trail design and concept. Research, design concept, models and touring exhibition.
The concept developed was a hybrid cube; a design mix of gift packaging and wooden packing crates. These crates were used across 1000’s of years of trade through the Humber, Hull Port, the river Hull and the coast of East Riding. Bringing curious cargoes, both essential and desirable, gift cubes will give the viewer and the 70 other public and artist creators the same sense of curiosity and excitement.
2010-2013 ‘Recall’ Development of projections with sound and film, Lottery funded through Arts Council England with patron funding
A 45-minute film of object memories with the object fragments revealing a wider story of location, place and time. The investigation unpicks the objectʼs story and journey from the past to present with information collected from the historian and contributor when the fragment is taken. “Each sample has an inherent memory that my ʻstolenʼ fragment contains. This memory is still contained in its physical structure and worn influences of time. Those fragments, touched by the original owner, have absorbed their own story ready to be released through these processes” - Seran Kubisa.
2010 ‘Mystères des Mémoires’ Winning Laureate commission
Cave Installation with sound and fragment village forensic investigation, Mid-Pyrenees, France. Installation materials: wood, beams, florescent lighting, LED’s, UV, lenses, gold & silver leaf, Perspex, pigments, glitter, rice, paint and transparent household materials.
2007-2011 ʻTreasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a Cityʼ Arts Council and SEEDA Arts + Development and Final Award for Innovation. Public art
This investigation and public art project led to large-scale projection work, the film 'Recall', exhibitions, installations and designs for the public realm. It involved 250 people, 12 organisations and 6 historians. A social dissection of a city through five years of investigations and 160 microscopic artworks created through the use of fine art approaches combined with new technology. This consititutes one of the largest innovative archives in the U.K. The investigated artefacts range from 1545 to 20th Century. 204 artefacts were catalogued and fragments collected. The aged fragment is scientifically analysed for fluorescence a discovery Kubisa made working with science in her Leverhulme Trust residency revealing physical worn influences as it fluoresces excited by the laser beam. This allows resonances of the past to seep into the analysis and creative process. 200 archives can be viewed on www.cityforensics.com with interactive ‘collecting memories pages’.
Partners: Portsmouth City Council. Development Award - £10,000 and Final Award - £50,000; Project Patron - £25.000; Historians - support in kind.
2008 The installation ‘Sacred Eight’ with ‘Collecting memories’ at Portsmouth Cathedral
Installation of 8 human scale steel tombs set in the Cathedral's architecture. A site specific respose from the artworks and archives of ‘Treasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a City’. Perspex, gels, gold & silver leaf and innovative materials of household items, crystals, rice on steel light box systems. materials: florescent lighting, LED’s, UV, lenses, Perspex, pigments, glitter, rice and paint. The microscopic artworks were projected onto the interior architecture.
‘Collecting memories’ used steel box systems with colour gels and salt allowing you to draw directly with the salt crystals. Salt used as it is a component of chemicals in the brain which allows memory function.
Voted for best exhibition 2008 in the southern England by the public. Funded by Portsmouth City Council.
2001-2002 Leverhulme Trust Residency Award. School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton Neuroscience.
Observing regular presentations, internal research meetings and methodoloy of science technology. Experimentaion with the confocal laser microscope to explore samples of differing ages revealing structures of objects from an normally inaccesible world. Discovery of florescence present in aged samples which is excited by the laser beam of the microscope producing a high data stunning image. This led directly to the use of this technology in the development of new work in the public realm (see: 'Treasure Island'). The investigations into neuroscience influenced new work in technology, paintings, light sculptures and installations. Art and science workshops were delivered in London and the South influencing new educational strategies. *The Times and The Times Education features.
1996 Southern Arts Award - ‘Oscillations’- Quay Arts Centre
A performance collaboration with writer/poet- Harriet Kline, dancer/choreographer- Eckhard Thiemann and musician - Henley Smith reinterpreting Kubisa’s solo exhibition ‘Champagne supernova’.
Lectures and Teaching
20014 Multiple Scuplture Design: Hull Univesity Architecture Students
2010-14 Lecture: 'Recall film/Treasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a City’
2009 D day Museum Portsmouth ‘Treasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a City'
MA & BA Fine Art Lecture, Portsmouth University
Art and Science B.A and M.A Winchester School of Art
2008 Arts Council Conference Staff Experimental Drawing Workshops
2003-4 Education Workshops delivery in collaboration with film maker, scientist, experimental
2001-3 Art/Science lecture and workshops London and South for teachers and students
1997-98 Southampton Institute, Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Drawing, life drawing
1993-97 Portsmouth University Lecturer Art Foundation, Access and B-tech. Fine Art and colour 1997-00 Residential visual arts and colour workshops Loire Valley, France
1996 ‘Transforming the Space’, 4 public interactive murals Portsmouth City Council
1995 Southampton City Art Gallery, teaching from the collection
1995 'Location Portsmouth’ Portsmouth City Council commission
1993-7 Artspace Portsmouth. Adult Education: Fine Art, life drawing, drawing, colour theory
1993-4 Fine Art tutor & mural commission, Kingston Prison
Coutts & Co Banking, London
Bryan Capsticks, London (Richter, Ayres, Hodgin, Irvin, Frost)
Mischon de Reya London
Pointsource - Laser Technology
Hampshire County Arts Office Winchester and Brussels, MEP’s Offices
Private: U.S.A, UK, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Holland, Cyprus, Australia, Singapore
2010-2013 ‘Recall’ film. Development of projections with sound and film, Lottery funded through Arts Council England.
2010 ‘Mystères des Mémoires’ Winning Laureate commission. Cave Installation with village forensic investigation, Mid- Pyrenees, France.
2007-2011 ʻTreasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a Cityʼ Arts Council and SEEDA Arts + Development and Final Award for Innovation.
2001 2002 Leverhulme Trust Residency Award. School of Biological Sciences University of Southampton Neuroscience residency
1996 Southern Arts Award - ‘Oscillations’- Quay Arts
2010 - present
1999 - 2004 Qubit Arts - Director. Arts collaboration company. An arts innovative education company for collaborations in the visual arts, choreography and sound
2007 Portsmouth Grammar School. A studio based residency for production of new works. Pupils contributed to the work by experimenting and creating mass doodles that responded to states of emotions
2003 ‘Our School’ forensic investigation 2. Involved the participation of 450 students and staff. All subjects' school rooms and grounds were investigated with children from science lessons acting as assistants and investigators. Samples collected from the teaching environment were analysed under the confocal laser microscope. 3D images, microscopic artworks, documentation and samples collected were installed back in the science block as a permanent exhibition
2002- 2004 Liquid crystal scientific research. Cambridge University. A collaboration with scientist Dr Marcus Coles researching Liquid Crystals to create site specific art installation pieces that explore the qualities of Liquid Crystal Technology. Art/science workshops developed and delivered to talented and gifted children in the London Borough of Bexley
Interviews and Press
2011 BBC Your Paintings
The Public Catlogue Foundation
2010 Artist Newsletter – Public Art 2009
BBC Web & Big Screen documentary
BBC Solent Radio feature 'Treasure Island: A Forensic investigation of a City'
24 Hour Culture Museum 'Treasure Island: A Forensic investigation of a City'
2008 Portsmouth News (The Guardian Group) Interview feature, 4 articles/reviews
Fm radio ‘ Treasure Island: A Forensic investigation of a City’
2007 Laser focus world -'Treasure Island: A Forensic investigation of a City'
BBC South Today- ‘ Treasure Island: A Forensic investigation of a City’ Feature
2005 'Transforming Light'- Comit Publication- Technology and Science
2002 The Times - 'The Art of Science'- 'Oscillations' Solo Exhibition
The Times Education - Science and Art innovative education
The Dolphin 'Art and Science: sharing a quest for discovery'
1997 Artist Newsletter - ‘Champagne Supernova’
1995 Meridian T.V Studio interview with Toya Wilcox
1990-91 Cyprus College of Art - Postgraduate fine Art Diploma
1985-8 Bath College of Higher Education - B.A Fine Art
1986 Cooper Union Art College, New York USA
1984-5 Hastings College of Arts and Technology Arts Foundation