Helen Gorrill

Helen Gorrill

Artist, Curator, Art historian, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

I am an artist, lecturer and doctoral research student specialising in contemporary women's and feminist art practice (Ph.D. in progress: The Place of Painting). My work is archived at the Elizabeth A Sackler Center for Feminist Art 'Artabase' based at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and I am the UK representative for the Feminist Art Project (Rutgers.edu, USA).

The Observer on Sunday/The Guardian in 'Britain is not radical enough': "The drawings for her degree show, which reverse the female submissiveness advocated by a religious pamphlet posted through her door, put women in a dominant position while the men are bent and bound in sexual submission. The male figures have been censored, but to protect whom? The spam I receive contains more indecency than Ms Gorrill's work, and it is much less interesting because she makes a valid point."

Most recently, I have been working with 'collage', reconstructing and reviving the art historical female nude from recycled materials, inspired by Hannah Hoch's 'Cut with the Kitchen Knife' work from the 1920s.

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Location Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North East
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Art historical research, Curating, Gallery education
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Education project, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
Tags helen gorrill, feminist, art, painting, research, academic, installation, consultancy
Website http://www.helengorrill.com

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