Michael WHITTLE

Michael WHITTLE, Dr

20202020

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Biography

Michael Whittle is an artist, lecturer and researcher in Diagrammatology, the study of diagrams. He originally qualified and trained as a Biomedical Scientist, before changing subject to study Fine Art. During his MA at the Royal College of Art he was awarded the 2004 RCA - Daler Rowney drawing prize, and a scholarship to study at Kyoto City University of Arts, where he later returned as a Japanese Government Monbusho scholar to write his PhD thesis.     

​Whittle exhibits and lectures internationally, and in 2018 made a five-week lecture tour of the UK, after which he was invited to give the 2018 ‘Pioneer Lecture’ at the London College of Communication, in celebration of pioneering research in visual art and design communication. He is currently Research Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Research Interests

Michael Whittle's studio practice draws upon images, ideas and data found in scientific research papers, and discussions with scientists about the concepts and motivations underlying their studies. 

Education/Academic qualification

Studio and Media Arts, PhD, Kyoto City University of Arts

20112014

Award Date: 10 Feb 2014

Studio and Media Arts, Master, Royal College of Art

20032005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Studio and Media Arts, Bachelor, University of Dundee

19992002

Award Date: 10 Jun 2002

Chemistry, Bachelor, University of Bradford

19941998

Award Date: 10 Jun 1998

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general
  • Diagrammatology
  • Art & Science
  • Romantic- Objectivism
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Installation
  • Semiotics

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