Fiona Grady creates site-responsive drawings on walls, windows and floors using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes. The artworks are spatial systems composed from repeating intervals that expand in proportion or direction. The use of repetition is a means to set in place an unconscious balance or understanding, that can be interrupted by the introduction of a changeable factor. This challenges the viewers reading of the drawing asking them to consider its internal logic.
Her practice recognizes the relationship between architecture, installation art and decoration; often using traditional mediums in a modern context. She plays with light, surface and scale; each piece changes with the light of day emphasizing the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of the work. The artworks are imaginings of how light moves throughout a space, stretching and rotating with the throughout the day. However she does not seek to literally map light but instead create rhythms; the blocks of colour act as a vessel that pinpoints the viewers’ presence within their setting and allows them to contemplate their surroundings.
To compliment her site-specific artworks, she creates works on paper that explore the artistic process further.
She lives and works in London.