Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Bracey

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Bracey's practice hovers on the fringes of painting as it crosses over and expands into installation, sculpture, drawing and animation. He often uses existing sites and the readymade as alternatives to the traditional canvas support for painting, creating tensions between the hand-made and the man-made. Bracey graduated with an MA in fine art in 2001 and has since exhibited widely in the UK

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
 

Biography

Andrew Bracey's practice hovers on the fringes of painting as it crosses over and expands into installation, sculpture, drawing and animation. He often uses existing sites and the readymade as alternatives to the traditional canvas support for painting, creating tensions between the hand-made and the man-made. Bracey graduated with an MA in fine art in 2001 and has since exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. He is currently a Senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Lincoln and a member of Suite Studio Group in Manchester. Bracey is intrigued by the visual saturation of contemporary life. Work is often displayed on mass, with hundreds of individual elements combining to create a whole, as a way of interpreting contemporary lifestyle. His work often reflects how society has re-configured ways of viewing and processing mass-information in a variety of contexts, from the Sunday newspaper to walking down the high street. His practice questions the role of the individual and the crowd within this changing structure, through researching a variety of separate subjects. Recent work has explored Zoology, Cinema, Tegestology and painting itself.

CV & Education

Protected Programme Projects (PPP) 2006 - Andrew Bracey by Judith Palmer 2006 - Clout - Exhibition Detail, 2006 2006 - Sally Lai on Andrew Bracey Solo exhibitions 2009 - Animalation, Manchester Art Gallery , Manchester 2007 - Frames, Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley 2007 - Freianlage, Tranistion Gallery, London 2007 - Freianlage, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 2007 - Work and play, Porch, Manchester 2006 - Andrew Bracey, Assembly@Chapter, Cardiff 2006 - Freianlage, Firstsite, Colchester Group exhibitions 2012 - A Private Affair, Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston 2011 - Creekside Open Selected by Dexter Dalwood, APT Gallery, London 2010 - A Horse Walks into a Bar, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 2010 - Global Studio, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool 2009 - Pressure points: Between tracks, Badhaus, St. Gallen 2008 - Animal Gaze, Unit 2 gallery, London 2008 - The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London 2006 - A long time ago, Draiocht, Dublin 2006 - Seeking tacit utopias, Surface gallery, Nottingham 2006 - Small Mischiefs, Pumphouse gallery, London 2005 - Emergency2, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2005 - Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2005 - Post Notes, ICA, London 2005 - Posted, Hiscox Art Projects, London 2005 - The Rudiments of Ornamental Composition, LOT, Bristol 2004 - John Moores 23, The Walker Art GalleryLiverpool Biennial Curated projects 2011 - A Blind Python With Jewelled Eyes, Greestone Gallery, Lincoln 2011 - Being Lost, Rogue Project Space, Manchester 2010 - UnSpooling: Artists & Cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester Intervention 2008 - Becks Fusions, Castlefield Arena, Manchester Residencies 2011 - All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester 2011 - Standpoint Futures, Standpoint Gallery, London 2008 - Swap / Vaihto, Cable Factory, Helsinki