“My work mainly focuses on gender and the idea of genderlessness. This interest stems from my non-binary identity and my interest in theory and conversation around gender. My background is in photography, but recently my work has branched out into other mediums such as weaving and printmaking.
I explore the concept of ‘genderlessness’ through self portraiture – concealing and distortion of the face and body through costume and makeup. When designing elements, I am conscious of expected ideas of femininity and masculinity and try to reject or subvert these expectations to create a less gendered figure.
My practice has recently expanded into other mediums. I am pulling imagery from the design process of the self portrait photoshoots and interpreting them through print making and weaving. These new mediums are opening up new avenues for my work to go down and allowing my concepts to develop more thoroughly”.
Spencer graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography GSA 2022. We are delighted to be featuring their work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art Schools Grad Show 2022’.