Miranda Whall’s recent and current work includes drawings, paintings, video, photography, animation and sound through which she recurrently plays out representations of herself, presenting self portraits that explore the representation of both her body and her experiences. By constructing fantasy scenarios where she co- exists with other things, inanimate objects or living creatures Whall makes humorous, unlikely and uncanny connections, dynamics and relationships. Whall constructs fictional contexts in which she can play out both extremely personal, exhibitionist and explicit representations of her sexual, fertile, expressive and intimate self in order to draw attention to and discuss the appropriateness and place for these dimensions of ones self as well as both the politics surrounding feminine identity and of trying to be the author and owner of her own sexual and feminine image.
Miranda Whall is currently Lecturer in Fine Art at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Whall studied B.A Fine Art at UWIC, Cardiff between 1989 –1992 and Fine Art, Sculpture at The Royal Academy Schools between 1993 -96. She was an Associate Research Student at Goldsmiths College, University of London between 2001-02.
Her work has been shown in a number of venues and events including Glasgow International ‘06, Site Gallery, Sheffield, LPT, London, BALTIC, Gateshead, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Salon 2007 New British painting and works on Paper, VANE, Newcastle, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Prospects Pizza Express Contemporary Drawing Prize and the Jerwood Drawing Prize.