Louise Short is an artist and curator based in mid-west Wales.
She has exhibited widely in the Europe and the Middle East, as well as Georgia and Australia. The installation work 'Teething Room' was purchased by the Arts Council of England in 1999. Her interest in collections and commonly used objects have culminated in installations, films and sculptural assemblages which utilise various forms of discarded or overlooked material. Louise interrogates the consequences of simple actions, such as turning a key or making footprints, by casting, representing and collecting.
She has also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (BA & MA) in various universities throughout her career. As co founder of ALIAS she became an authority on artist’s professional development in the South West of England and chaired many public debates on the role of the artist in society across the UK.
Louise has long been involved in curation, exhibition organisation and consultation. She was the founder and Director of STATION, a Research and Development Context for Contemporary Art on Bristol's dockside for ten years. It was Bristol’s first artist led initiative of its kind. She directed a short film ‘a momentary’ an interpretation of Bristol life screened in the Arts Council England funded Georgian Film Festival 2009, and has completed a Creative Leadership Program in London where she was mentored by Adam Sutherland and Rob Le Frenais.
Her most recent achievement is exhibiting her new work ‘View this Side’ at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in ‘Mortality’ with Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Gillian Waring and Gary Hill. Her exhibition Mycophilia at Ceredigion Museum attracted critical acclaim and is due to show new work at the Oriel Mostyn Open in July 2017.
She is currently working with Alice Forward in founding a residency centre for contemporary art at their farm near Aberystywth.