Having graduated from Loughborough University in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Diploma of International Studies from The University of Zaragoza, Spain, Studley continues to work internationally as an environmental and nature artist.
Such insights further led Studley to consider the use of materials within the professional artworld. The realisation that not all artists consider the environmental impact of their experimental and final pieces, encouraged her to seek new ways of creating ‘eco’ and ephemeral art pieces. This understanding of sustainable art questions the theory that art should last forever and how, in today’s society objects that are single use often exceed their intended lifespan.
The meaning of material is an essential part of Studley's practice. Her work aims to use environmentally conscious materials which biodegrade, avoiding destruction to their surroundings. Most notably, Studley works in collaboration with small business owners within Germany. Through the use of coffee sacks as her main medium she supports the Fair-trade coffee movement, exchanging donations for material from Contigo Fairtrade GmbH. For further information on their charities please visit:https://contigo.de/
This experience has allowed her to continue her own artistic practice after relocating from Cheshire in the United Kingdom to Aachen, Germany. This willingness to move location within Europe has opened up new opportunities for her art practice, creating connections with bordering countries such as Belgium, France and The Netherlands. Such connections have led to group exhibitions, gallery representation and workshop opportunities both within and outside of Germany throughout 2020.
Studley welcomes commission work and offers on current pieces displayed on her website. Please visit the Contact page for more details on how and where to purchase.
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