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Joanne Proctor is a multi-disciplinary Northern Irish artist. She trained at the University of Ulster where she graduated in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine and Applied Art. Since graduating Proctor has exhibited nationally and internationally, including F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge 2011/2012, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown 2011, Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2011, RUA, Belfast 2009, RDS, Dublin 2008 etc, across the USA and Italy. She is Visiting Lecturer at UUB and leads drawing workshops based on her own art practice. Proctor was also shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Toradh Award 2008 and was the recipient of the F.E. McWilliam Fine Art Bursary 2009. With overarching themes is the notion of the self as a multiple and the human condition. Proctor's art practice often encompasses scientific methodologies and is informed by addressing concepts of nature and human identity, created through highly intricate and repetitive working processes. Whilst utilising the needle as a drawing tool, she often uses her hair as a material which is hand sewn into paper or canvas, thus incorporating aspects of her own body in her work.