Architectural / Monumental / Relief
Installation / Land / Site-specific
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Andrea Geile is a visual artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Best known for her corten steel projects, her contemporary art practice explores urban and rural landscapes through drawing, sculpture, public art and social engagement. Her artworks investigate, condense and interpret nature and ecology.
Andrea trained in print making before studying Visual Art in Hanover, Germany and has been working from her Scottish studio since 1995. Her sculptures are made from everlasting Corten steel, which she hand-cuts to create intricate patterns, often tracing the shapes of plants and trees. They are then grouped with real plants and relating directly to the site environment. They are subtle interventions, merging into the landscape and are often only visible on closer inspection. In the last few years Geile has also developed work for indoor spaces, including bronzes, mixed media, prints and photography, where she explores how we have shaped and utilised landscapes for our political, economic and immaterial needs. She is participating in projects about biodiversity, urban planning and in Art/Science collaborations.
Andrea Geile exhibits internationally and her sculptures and installations are in many private and public collections. Her public art projects include Walk among the Greenwood in Edinburgh, Leaf Clouds on the entrance piers of Culzean Castle and Klorofyllans, a new public sculpture in front of the music college in Svaloev, Sweden. Among others she has received Awards from the Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She is currently represented by three British galleries. Andrea is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
Please view a 9 minute documentary about her studio work and the Chlorophylls environmental art project on the Island of Mull. The Chlorophylls was nominated for the Saltire Society Art in Public Places Award 2016. https://vimeo.com/148367836