Approved: 09.04.2009

Ben Lloyd

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 09.04.2009

I am a visual artist and an art educator. My work ranges from drawing, collage and painting to large sculptural projects. I live and work in West Wales.

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  • Location: St. Davids, Wales
  • Activities: Further education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Project management, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture




    I am a visual artist and an art educator. My work ranges from drawing, collage and painting to large sculptural projects. I live and work in West Wales.

    The most recent large projects have focussed on the movements of people through migration, tourism, colonisation and escapism.  The people of these movements do not feature in the artwork and aspects of their culture appear abandoned or displayed as if in a museum.  My installations are often characterised by his use of the repeat found object such as: mobile phones, castle stones, tourist artefacts and disposable lighters.

    Here follows a quote from a chat about my painting practice.

    “I was painting by suspending a state of not thinking, or daydreaming, in order to draw from my subconscious. It was successful enough; it was no problem at all to be in the flow of creativity, in uncertainty.  The images just painted themselves and I was quite happy with that, although they seemed all to be tubes/cacti/pipes/penises and frames.  These images, these paintings were altered, added to or completely over-painted, übermalen, and the process and formal concerns themselves became central, and that was something that I never wanted, I think I thought it wasn't risky enough and a bit lame.  But when I considered it again it had given me more time away from my own judgement or too sharp a focus on product.  And so, I let process and formal concerns help with the issues related to thinking, in place of the 'drawing from my subconscious' idea."

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    2014/16 - PGCE Post 16, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest

    2012 - Canolradd - Welsh Intermediate, Swansea University, Haverfordwest

    2008 - MA Fine Art, Cardiff School Art, UWIC, Cardiff  

    1994 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Liverpool School of Art, JMLU, Liverpool

    Solo exhibitions

    2015 - The Road to New York, Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembs

    2015 - The Road to New York, g39, Cardiff

    2013 - Empire Kiosk, British Museum

    2012 - Empire Kiosk, Chapter, Arcadecardiff & Oriel Q, Cardiff & Narberth

    2010 - Interdomestic planetary, Oriel Q, Queens hall gallery,, Narberth, Pembs

    2009 - The Tourist, Warpool Court Hotel, St. Davids, Pembs

    2007 - Brightness, luminance and confusion, My house, 22 St. James Street, Narberth, Pembs

    Group exhibitions

    2015 - BLAST Aberafan, Port Talbot

    2013 - Nepotism, Made in Roath, Cardiff

    2010 - All Systems Go!, Departure Gallery, Trident Trading estate, London

    2010 - Project Ten, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

    2008 - BOSSANOVA, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff

    2002 - Skipart, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool


    2015 - Artist in Residence, Oriel y Parc, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire

    2010 - Cerbyd, on the bus, Around Wales

    2007 - Flotsam and Jetsam, Farms For City Children, Treginnis, St. Davids