Dorcas Casey MRSS
Dorcas Casey is a mixed-media sculptor who lives and works in Bristol. She studied Sculpture at Winchester School of Art, graduating with a first class degree in 2011. During this time she spent a semester learning traditional sculpture techniques at the University of Seville in Spain. Recently she completed a Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, having been awarded a bursary from them in 2013. She won the Public Speaks Award in the National Sculpture Prize and her work features in the books The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture and Women Making History. She exhibited her fabric sculptures at Banksy’s dystopian theme park; Dismaland, and performed with her sculptural costumes at Glastonbury Festival and Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Somerset. She was commissioned to work as lead artist for Artichoke’s PROCESSIONS in London in 2018, and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to study sculptural bronze-casting. In 2019 Dorcas was invited to be a judge for the National Sculpture Prize at Broomhill. In 2021 she was awarded an Arts Council Grant to develop her sculpture practice and exhibited her work in the British Ceramics Biennial where she was awarded a FRESH residency at the Guldagergaard Ceramics Research Institute in Denmark. Dorcas was the overall winner of the 2021 Artists Collecting Society Studio Prize and has been recently elected as an Academician at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.
"Through my sculpture, I want seemingly benign domestic materials and subjects to take on a disconcerting, otherworldly quality, evoking the nature of dreams and memories. I like the idea of out-moded, discarded and marginal things returning as powerful presences."