Approved: 30.03.2007

Andrew Pepper

Artist, Writer, Publisher, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 30.03.2007

I have always been fascinated by the way objects and structures (mostly manufactured) affect or manipulate light which falls on them, passes through them or reflects from them. Early work involved consciously harnessing projected light and manipulating it to produce sculptural installations. Objects, which appeared to be three-dimensional, could be walked around (or through), but did not physically

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Activities: Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Training delivery, Publishing
  • Categories: Curatorial, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
  • Tags: Light, Holography, Perception, Holograms, Spatial Drawing, Lasers, Marks in space, Mark-making, Pseudo scopic, Light Projection
 
 

Biography

I have always been fascinated by the way objects and structures (mostly manufactured) affect or manipulate light which falls on them, passes through them or reflects from them. Early work involved consciously harnessing projected light and manipulating it to produce sculptural installations. Objects, which appeared to be three-dimensional, could be walked around (or through), but did not physically exist. Many of these early studio and gallery installations resulted in kinetic drawings dimensional translations synthesised from flat information. It was a natural progression into holography and its ability to record and replay light in its own terms. Although fascinated by the hi-fidelity, three-dimensional, nature of holograms, a phenomenon which originally attracted me to the medium, I wanted to use the process as more than a recorder. Subsequent works included drawn information which occupied a visual space between the observer and the surface of the work. A series of pieces have explored questions about framing and presentation. The holograms have been taken off the wall and incorporated into site-specific installations, which use gallery floors and walls as the framing device. Online work has included Internet projects, which use tiny points of light to explore global collaboration, networks and data gathering. One piece, launched in 2006, ran for five years and allows ten thousand groups and individuals to take part in a basic form of collaboration. Their actions are recorded and the resulting visual material will be used to produce a holographic installation. Current work examines the location of marks in space (some invisible) and the use of digital holography as a viable 'drawing' process.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions

2016

Still Unresolved, ( ) Gallery, School of Art and Design, Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
The Alternative Document, Project Space Plus, University of Lincoln, UK.
Mid Winter - Love Light, Gallery 286, London, UK.
Performing Drawology, Bonington Gallery,
School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

2015

Film Free and Easy, Primary Studios, Nottingham, UK.
International Exhibition of Holography, Elisseev Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Summer Museum, Governors Island, New York, USA.
Holografie, Art works from the collection of the ZKM Karlsruhe, European House of Art, Schafhof, Germany.

2014

Holografie, Art works from the collection of the ZKM Karlsruhe, European House of Art, Schafhof, Germany.
Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, The Hub, Jordan Well, Coventry, UK.
The Big Exhibition, Project Space Plus, School of Fine & Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK.
Since 1843: In The Making, Bonington Gallery, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
Holography, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2013

Interference : Coexistence, The Clock Tower, Long Island City, NY, USA.
Drawology, Bonington Gallery, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

2012

Call and Response, The Broadcaster, The Postmethodist, Reading Room & Chapel Wellingore, Lincolnshire, UK.
Sculpting with Light, Gallery 286, London, UK.
Archipelago, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University .
Sculpting with Light, Gallery 286, London .

2011 - Contemporary Sculpture: Transit, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
2011 - Garden of Light, Gallery 175, Seoul, Korea.
2011 - Holograms 2, Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK.
2011 - Holograms 2, The Banbury Museum, Oxfordshire, UK.
2011 - Miniment[s], Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham , UK.
2011 - Miniment[s], School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
2010 - Art for Everyone, Arts Council England, Great Peter Street, London, UK.
2010 - Holograms 2, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.
2010 - Holograms the First 60 Years, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke , UK.
2009 - Holograms, the First 60 Years, York College Gallery, York, UK.
2008 - Holograms the First 60 Years, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby, UK.
2008 - Holograms, the First 60 years, Banbury Museum, Oxfordshire, Banbury , UK.
2008 - Holograms, The First 60 Years, The Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, UK.
2008 - Holograms, the First 60 Years, The Oxfordshire Museum , Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK. 2008 - Making Marks, Hand and Heart Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
2008 - One Leicester Open 20, Leicester City Gallery, Leicester , UK.
2008 - The Holograms, the First 60 Years, The Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, UK.
2008 - The Drawing Wall, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
2008 - The Earl's Court Irregulars, Gallery 286, London
2007 - artworkornetwork, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
2007 - Rules of the Game, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK .
2006 - Holography the 3-Dimensional Experience, Bodelwyddan Castle., Wales, UK .
2005 - Work from the Jonathan Ross Hologram Collection., Gallery 286., London, UK.
2004 - Ten-Year Retrospective, Highgate Gallery., Highgate, London, UK .
2003 - Light From Shadow: The Legacy of Chiaroscuro in Spatial Imaging, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, New South Wales, Australia.
2003 - New Acquisitions 2, Gallery 286, London, UK 2001 - New Acquisitions, Gallery 286, London, UK.
2000 - Die Neue Dimension, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany.
2000 - Die Neue Dimension, Rathaus St. Johann, Saarbrcken, Germany
2000 - Holografie 2000, Stadtmuseum, St. Plten, Austria.
2000 - The Royal Photographic Society Summer Show, The Octagon, Bath, UK.
1999 - Lumia, International Light Art, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Solo exhibitions
2004 - UK Spaces: Holographic Drawings, volumes and site specific installation., Butler Institute of American Art., Ohio, USA.
2003 - UK Spaces: Holographic Drawings, volumes and site specific installation, Butler Institute of American Art., Ohio, USA.
2001 - Deep Shadows?, Gallery 286, London, UK, Earl's Court Road, London, UK.
1999 - Works with Holography, Highgate Gallery, London, UK., Highgate Gallery, Highgate, London, UK.
1998 - Wall Works, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK.
1995 - Andrew Pepper, Galerie fr Holographie und Neue Visuelle Medien, Germany., Frechen, Germany.
1992 - Andrew Pepper - recent works, Karas Studios, Madrid, Spain.
1990 - Andrew Pepper - works with holography, Gill Gallery, Newham, London, UK.
1990 - Holograms, Digital Gallery, Digital Equipment Co., Reading,UK.
1990 - Holograms and Light Installations, Watermans Arts Centre, London,UK.
1989 - Andrew Pepper, Interference Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1988 - Andrew Pepper, Museum fr Holographie und Neue Visuelle Medien, Pulheim/Cologne, Germany.
1982 - Light Lines, Museum of Holography, New York, USA
1982 - Light Projections, Living and Learning Centre, University of Vermont, Vermont, USA.

Curated projects
1991 - Exhibition - 4 Holographers from the UK, Museum of Holography and Interference Gallery., New York, USA, and Toronto, Canada Residencies.
1987 - Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Holography, New York, USA.

Projects
2010 - WeLikeArtists, Web site to provide artists with professional advice and intelligent resources, www.WeLikeArtists.com
2007 - artworkornetwork, Surface Gallery and Online installation, Surface Gallery and Web
2006 - One Million Points Of Light, Online project involving up to 10,000 participants, Web based - On view in 121 countries.

Competitions, prizes and awards
1989 - Shearwater Award for Creative Holography, Shearwater Foundation, Florida, USA
1988 - Lionel Robbins Memorial Scholar, Department of Fine Art, University of Reading., Reading, UK.
1980 - Fulbright Scholar, Museum of Holography, New York, USA.
1979 - Prize Winner, New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, London, UK .
1979 - Prize Winner, Northern Young Contemporaries, Walker Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.

Qualifications and training
1989 - PhD Fine Art, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
1980 - MA Fine Art, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
1978 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK.