A graduate of Liverpool
John Moores University (2002) and formerly a painter, Gaynor removed
the conventional from her practice to explore of the human form
as the canvas with the temporal and spatial significance of the
context and concept.
A performance artist in discourse, research and practice, but one
who instinctively collaborates to encourage the erudition and advocacy
of contemporary art and culture. This proclivity, a drive, to initiate
both practice and dialogue in art and culture, regionally, nationally
Her previous initiatives have included projects in New York, Tokyo,
Berlin, London, Paris, Copenhagen and many in her base of Liverpool.
Gaynor was selected and took part in the previous Liverpool Biennial
2002 and collaborated with many other artists during this. Gaynor
has initiated Realisations, a collaborative performance and combined
art programme for the Liverpool European City of Culture Bid 2008,
which the city has since been awarded this accolade.
Gaynor states she is not insular, neither her genome, which is
a recipe of hybridized evolutionary ingredients. Her temporal and
spatial existence Gaynor asserts is more that her being. It extends
to her lineage, not merely of those she is conscious or familiar;
mother, father, grandmother, grandfathers, great and greater, as
it dissolves back, but to one of the singular organism, where all
The chance, the accident, the mistake of this greater-than-great
relative of all ascended into cellular complexities of sentience,
no more and no less than the amoeba, Gaynor welcomes you to our
relative, the cell, the nuclei, the DNA, the RNA, etc.. Somewhere
in her body, her pet dog is kindred. The canvas of creation, the
biological edifice on which she inscribes, at the moment of mark-making
on this, Gaynor is inscribing on not herself, but her pet dog, her
parents and predecessors, her lovers and familiars, acquaintances
and you. A performance artist who places temporal concepts within
the context of a live performance in the public arena, the conventional
and institutional readdressed, including the various technological
applications, such as multi media processes, holographic, optical
engineering and digitalisation.
Founding member of the Whores of Babylon Arts Collective, GesquOi
(Research and Development Programme in the Contemporary Arts and
Culture) and transVoyeur (Anglo American Cultural Initiative).
transVoyeur and the Artist
As founder of the project, it is her objective to explore linguistics,
resonance and performance within the urban environment from the
classical to the realms of popular culture, considering contemporary
and historical implications within a post-modern society.