Greer Pester was born in Glasgow 1988 and graduated with a degree in Painting and Sculpture from Edinburgh College Of Art in 2010.She is currently based in Glasgow , Scotland and has spent many years working creatively with a variety of different community groups.
Greer’s work explores human intimacy and vulnerability with her patchwork of collage, drawing , painting and sculpture.Stimulated by the contrast of the ancient and the modern and of life and death. She explores the human states of connection and ecstatic experience. Bordered by colours and shapes that can refer us to the infantile and feminine. Her work is material led and ranges from detailed linear graphic work to bold bright expansive cut out forms. Her colourful palette embodies the exotic, taking enrichment from many years living and working in Mexico and through cultural exchanges and residencies in Europe, Africa and the US.
She regularly works alongside adults and children as a creative play facilitator. Her practice within Participatory arts has led her to cross paths with all walks of life. She has extensive training in Play work and is passionate about building inclusive and accessible practice. Her participatory arts practice projects often take focus on the themes of life and death ,nature ,the human body, play, ritual, food , pleasure and femininity.
She has broad experience within workshop facilitation, community engagement , play work , art education , project coordination and management . Public art commissions + collaborations, exhibitions /events and online teaching.
Some of the organisations + projects she has collaborated with over the years : The Village Storytelling Centre , Art Link, Glasgow Life , Maryhill Integration Network , GOMA , CCA , Kinning Park Complex, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, The Hidden Gardens, National Trust Scotland , The Museum Of English Rural Life ,Phaidon and The Koppel Project.