Automation

Natasha Kidd

Artist

Dr. Natasha Kidd is an artist predominantly known for her automated paintings systems. Situated within the expanded field of painting her machines emerge out of a desire to make visible the process, action and event of painting itself and to place the viewer directly inside production. Natasha recently completed her practice led D-phil at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University entitled A word in your ear: The undoing of an object as a strategy for learning in Fine Art practice. This project takes a closer look at the machines and through the form of a manual aims to develop an approach which captures how an artist learns, seeking to expose the very particular type of learning that occurs through the process of making an artwork. Natasha lives and works in Bath. Her painting machines have been written about extensively and exhibited internationally at galleries that include The Drill Hall Gallery, Australia, Yo- Chang Art Museum, Taiwan, The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Modern Art Oxford, Camden Art Centre, London and The Lowry Manchester. Natasha is currently Course Leader of the BA Fine Art Course at Bath School of Art and Design.