Holly Staniforth is a Manchester-based artist, who graduated in 2021 receiving a BA Hons in Photography from Manchester School of Art currently furthering their studies at the School of Digital Arts.
Sourcing images from her personal collection and other assorted web-based archives, Holly Staniforth digitally combines these disparate visual elements to build a florescent dreamscape; a space where the imagination takes over and the usual conventions of the photographic image melt away.
By layering earlier archive material from the 20th century with contemporary photographs and lacing the resulting image with neon hues, the work simultaneously points to a surrealist past and to a hyperreal digital present.
2023 - Source MA Graduate Selection | Issue #112
2023 - 2023 MA Degree Show | School Of Digital Arts
2023 - Der Grief Guest Room: Franziska Kunze
2023 - Warrington Arts Fest | Warrington Museum
2022 - Horizon Magazine | Issue #05
2022 - Catapult | Withworth Locke
2022 - Collisions | Rouge Artist Studios
2022 - Manchester Open | Home
2022 - Quartet | Holden Gallery
2021 - In Amber | The Yard
2021 - i fall back asleep when i dream of you | Waterside Arts
2021 - X Collab | Stanley Picker Gallery
2020 - Vauges | Online Exhibition
2022 - In Manchester | Barborilli Sq
2022 - Beyond Landscapes | Saul Hay Gallery
Intern with the Paper Geographies exhibition and publication in Arles 2022
2021 - CIT Development Award
2021 - Alumni Award