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Dr Cerys Knighton is a 29-year-old Welsh artist from Porthcawl.

Cerys has achieved a PhD in medical history and literature, researching the historical medical and cultural identity of bipolarity. Her research examined developments in diagnostic categories, forms and places of treatment, and perceptions of patients. The artwork drawn from this research seeks a space for reflection: looking at how medical categories and representations have evolved to reflect on current societal attitudes towards bipolarity.

Cerys Knighton filming with S4C Prynhawn Da, working on clay, driftwood, and dried flower sculptures.

Filming with S4C Prynhawn Da, October 2020

Pointillism artwork by Cerys Knighton, 'On the Edge of Restoration', published in Issue 3 of Question Journal.
'On the Edge of Restoration', Question Journal: Frontiers, 3 (2019)

Cerys has had four solo exhibitions and her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in Wales. She won first prize at the Doctoral Academy’s Images of Research Exhibition in 2021 for the conceptual work exploring her research, and in 2019 received the Disability Art Award from the Livery Company of Wales. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets including the BBC and S4C.

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