2022

Apr. 22

Women's History Month

Alternative Processes

©Yas Crawford 2021. Inception IVa. Series: Nature Energy Technology

I was delighted to be part of 23 women recognised for alternative photographic practices for  Women's History Month 2022. 

Imagining earth at its earliest inception the artist captures its energy as she anticipates its future. Combining cameraless scanning techniques the artist not only challenges the norm but dislocates the environment around us. A new normal is created from the technological chaos.Techniques: Cameraless including, Foil Scanning, cutting, layering, final digital edit.

Thanks to this exhibition, 2.440€ was raised and donated to Red Cross Ukraine. 

You can see the online exhibition here @alternativeprocesses


March 2022

THE ISTANBUL CHRONICLE INTERVIEW

A recent interview with Elif Akin at The Istanbul Chronicle, where we discuss working in what I refer to as 'The Grey Space' between art and other disciplines, chronic illness and the future of art and science. 

A peek into the Ambiguous Istanbul Chronicle

The Grey Space, Article at Medium

11 Dec 21 - 25 Feb 22

SOLO EXHIBITION & 3D ANIMATION   

11 Dec 2021 - 25 Feb 2022

Cellular Flow, I've been thinking.  

©Yas Crawford 2021. (Photography)  ©Sarshar Dorosti 2021 (Video Animation)

The video was created  for the Solo Photographic Exhibition Cellular Flow, I've been thinking, Ex Officiane Ferroviarie dI Barge (CN), Turin. Italy. 

Organisation:  Quasi Quadro Associazione 

Video Animation: Sarshar Dorosti is a new media artist and multidisciplinary researcher with an MSc Animation, Tehran University. He explores through generative systems and fractal art, a complex approach. 

SOLO EXHIBTION. 

Cellular Flow. 11 Dec 2021 - 25 Feb 2022, Barge, Turin, Italy. 

I am delighted as Winner of the Quasi Quadro Open Call, Land Air 4.0 Nature Technology Energy to be offered a solo exhibition at  Ex Officiane Ferroviarie dI Barge (CN), Turin.  I am delighted to be in Turin in December for the opening 11th December and hope to meet you there. 

I will be exhibiting images from the series accompanied by a short video animation.

Exhibition    Cellular Flow Series  Quasi Quadro Artist





Dec. 2021

BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. SILVER AWARD. Personal Portfolio

‘Sentience’ as a more intelligent and aware form of consciousness,‘The Edge’ for more obvious reasons. The images are part of a series of images that I have worked on with my daughter over the last six months,  who suffers from social anxiety. 

Read more and see the Portfolio here

©Yas Crawford 2021. Frozen I






Nov. 2021

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. HONORARY MENTION  - FINE ART ABSTRACT

I visited the Lombardy region, Italy and the beautiful Valli Intelvi just before the Coronavirus outbreak in November 2019. Coronavirus striking just a few months later. The images are a collection of my immediate and emotional responses to the infected region. The dislocated landscape torn apart, as were their lives. 

TIFA

©Yas Crawford 2021. Torn I

Oct. 2021

WINNER OF QUASI QUADRO, LAND AIR 4.0. NATURE, TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AWARD & SOLO EXHIBITION. 

Combining cameraless techniques with digital edits the artist not only challenges the norm, but dislocates the environment around us. A new normal is created from the technological chaos. Imagining earth at its earliest inception the artist captures its energy as she anticipates its future. 

Quasi Quadro  Image Awards. 

©Yas Crawford 2021. Inception I.





June 2021

WINNER OF THE ART OF NEUROSCIENCE AWARD 2021. 

Jury Comments, consisting of Dr. Paula Albuquerque, Prof. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga and Prof. Semir Zeki.

“The perfectly composed image in classical black and white, is full of movement and dynamic flow.”

This year’s winner reminded the jury of the of the first experiments with emulsion exposure on glass plates and was a representation of the explosion that we sometimes feel takes place in our heads. Even though one may not immediately be able to identify what is being depicted, an array of affects may be transferred from the maker of the visuals to those experiencing an encounter with them. 

Image Awards

©Yas Crawford 2021. Cognition IX



June 2021

EXHIBITION. 'Decontexts'.  Loosen Art 

Group Exhibition, 15th - 23th June 2021, Rome city.

'Decontexts' exhibition examines the object and how it acquires an "internal space", and with this it takes autonomy from the external space and is no longer an object in a space, but is itself the creation of its own space of representation: it becomes removable, and can be displayed in any place.  It imposes questions such as "how much context is needed for us to categorise an object? How much can be taken away before an object completely loses its identity, before it truly becomes something else?".

Image Awards

©Yas Crawford 2021. Cellular II





May-June 2021

FLOW, INTERRUPTED 2021_Emergent Mixed Media

Pint of Science Festival Collaboration

 On-Line Gallery  01 May - 30 Jun 2021

Yas Crawford using 2D and 3D photography creates imagery that acts a backdrop for the production as well as reveal the directional flow of the honey bees. The sun’s position is essential for how the swarm navigates. As the sun rises and the pesticides cause devastating effect, the gentle flow of the bees and their navigation systems are interrupted.

In Collaboration with Sophie Evison, Evolutionary Biologist, Nottingham University, Amy Bonsor (stitched mixed media) and Amy Corcoran (sound). 

©Yas Crawford 2021. Flow Interrupted, Video Still. 



May 2021.

ARTFOLIO 2021. BEST IN SHOW

100 Artists of the Future.  Best in Show Award. Here

Contact me for a signed copy of the book. 

'TORN I ' is chosen for ArtFolio 2021 Coffee Table book amongst hundreds of creative international artists as artist of the future and Torn I, selected as Best in Show. (Centre Pages) Book sales here

Torn I is part of a new and ongoing series initiated during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

©Yas Crawford 2021. Torn I





April 2021

LOUNGE 2, VOL II. 2021. 

Moonlight Sonata. Online Book. (p.29)

Astragalus Root has been chosen from amongst many creative international artists for the beautiful online and book Lounge 2, Vol II 2021 created with poetry to celebrate Beethoven's 250th Anniversary, 2021. 

Hard copy publication Summer 2021. 

The full series of images can be found here. 

©Yas Crawford 2020. Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) for boosting the immune system. 





Jan. 2021.

HONORABLE MENTION. TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA)

Category: Science Medicine

See Mapping I Series and Cellular Dysfunction here.  

©Yas Crawford 2019  Oxygen Ib









ARTDOC MAGAZINE 2021 'INNER WORLDS'

Online exhibition.     

Series Blood Flow

©Yas Crawford 2020. Blood Flow I






2020

Dec. 2020

SILVER AWARD. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA)

Series: Blood, Cells & Neurons. 

Online Here

Portfolio  Here

©Yas Crawford 2020. Series: Blood Cells and Neurons. 








PHOTOGRAPH NOW EXHIBITION. Blood, Cells & Neurons 'The ambiguous and the unknown'. 

10 Dec. 20 - 18 Jan. 21.  Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, London. E1 6SA Map  Access exhibition here

Yas Crawford is a multi-disciplinary photographer from Pembrokeshire Wales. Pembrokeshire’s arts, geological landscape and biological make-up were the first pillars in the development of Crawford’s practice. As an artist she approaches her work from a variety of different angles, having studied Geology, Photography and Microbiological Methods. This fact allows her to provide through her work both the pragmatic and factual element of science as well as the experiential, abstract and aesthetic element of art. Her pictures are created by combining digital and analogue photography with archival bioinformatic images from her research project. The result of which is this series of striking ambiguous imagery which invites the viewer to dive into themselves and engage with their physicality in new and at the same time very informative and thought provoking ways.

©Yas Crawford 2020. Series: Blood Cells and Neurons. 




Nov.2020

ARTIST OF THE FUTURE AWARD. CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR MAGAZINE 2020. 

Delighted again to awarded Artist of the Future Award along with other talented artists. 

Publication Here

Series Here

©Yas Crawford 2020. Cognition Vii.







MERIT AWARD. ALL ABOUT PHOTO MAGAZINE #14 COLOURS 

Delighted to be be part of this wonderful AAP Magazine #14 alongside some amazing photographers

AAP #14 Here

Portfolio Series Here

©Yas Crawford 2020. Pthalo Blue. 







MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER. ALL ABOUT PHOTO.COM 2020. 

Delighted to have AN article published in All About Photo.com, Modern Photographers. showing a series of images from various collections. Chosen as one of 25 top photographers from 11 different countries and 3 continents.

Article Here

Portfolio Here





LOOSEN ART GROUP EXHIBITION. THE MAN AND THE MACHINE. ROME 2020. 

Working in the ‘Grey Space’ between art and science Yas Crawford creates work that reflects the complex and futuristic nature of medical research. Yas works with shape and form to capture the ordinary and unusual transporting you through space and time. 

©Yas Crawford 2020. Laboratory I & II








LONDON INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. LIP CHRONICLES NEWSPAPER. 

The series 'Lombardy' was chosen amongst many images of photographers work that emerged during Lockdown. 

Having visited the Lombardy region, Italy, just before the Coronavirus outbreak in November 2019 the images were created as an immediate and emotional response impact of Coronavirus. 

I use cameraless scanning techniques combined with topography, geometry and mapping to dislocate and hold timeless a moment in time. 

LIP Chronicles online Gallery 'Life under Lockdown' can be found here.

©Yas Crawford 2020.  Lombardy, Valli Intelvi I





Oct. 2020

HONORABLE MENTION, 15TH POLLUX AWARD, ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES

Series : Lombardy can be found  Here

Following a visit to the Lombardy region just a few months before  the Coronavirus pandemic struck, a series of cameraless images were created as a memory of the region, using multiple layered scans and sculptures from analogue photography.  The dislocated mountains of the Valli Intelvi disrupted as were the lives of family and friends in the area.  

©Yas Crawford 2020.  Lombardy, Valli Intelvi I, II & III







Mar. 2020.

ART CURATOR MAGAZINE 2020. 

Delighted to be accepted for the Art Curator Magazine Online publication.

A selection of my images here here.              

©Yas Crawford 2020. Interoception, The 8th Sense. 








2019

07 Oct. 19. to 05 Jan. 20.

FINALIST. RPS SCIENCE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019. 

Press Releases Below. 

Yas Crawford uncovers the current UK research on cellular dysfunction occurring as post-exertional malaise or PEM as it is more familiarly called in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E) patients. It is a description of the extreme exhaustion, pain, cognitive deficits and other symptoms that present after exertion in M.E patients with an extremely slow return to baseline. The image 'Oxygen Ib' was created using a scanning electron microscope, an archival image and a map. The map representing a universal condition. 

Series : Oxidative Stress Here

©Yas Crawford 2019. Oxygen Ib





July 2019.

CONTEMPORARY ART GROUP EXHIBITION. PALAZZO VELLI ROME. Rome Art Week.

Three images were accepted for the Palazzo Velli Exhibition during Rome Art Week. July 2019

One aspect of Yas Crawford's work investigates neurological Interoception in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Patients or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it is more familiarly called.

Interoception is considered to be The 8th Sense, a link between bodily sensation and emotional reactions. In recent decades the idea of how the body processes information and bodily sensations has created the idea of the experienced phenomenologically lived body as the basis of consciousness. Limited computational and cognitive theories suggests that the study of interoception remains enactive. 

Mapping I: Interoception. Portfolio Here

©Yas Crawford 2019. Interoception, Tiled, The 8th Sense & Three Ways



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