Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Sear

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Sear's photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980's. Her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe. Born in England in 1955 she continues to explore ideas of vision and the re-presentation

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  • Location: Raglan, Wales
 

Biography

Helen Sear's photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980's. Her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe. Born in England in 1955 she continues to explore ideas of vision and the re-presentation of the nature of experience through lens based media and digital technologies. In 1993 she received an Abbey Award at the British School at Rome and recent exhibitions include Grounded an Impressions Gallery touring show, Spot at the Yard Gallery Nottingham and Hide at Ffotogallery's Turner House. Her work was included in the exhibition About Face at the Hayward Gallery in summer 2004. A 90 page book, Twice was published by Zelda Cheatle Press in 2002 and she was a selected artist for Britain in Photo Espagna in 2003. Her solo exhibition Inside the View was shown at the Centre for Creative Photography in Jyvaskyla Finland 2006 and was later discussed in Liz Wells' forthcoming book, Land Matters, published by IBTaurus in 2008. Her most recent solo exhibition is Lure, which is currently being shown at Oriel Davies gallery in Newtown and will be touring Wales later this year. She is currently Reader in Photography and Fine Art Practice at the Centre for Photographic Research at the University of Wales Newport. She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York and her recent publications include Inside the View and Brisees.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2013 - Lure, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown 2010 - Beyond The view, Klompching , New York 2009 - Beyond The View, Hoopers gallery, London 2009 - Helen Sear, g39, Cardiff 2009 - Inside The View, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2007 - Plantasia, Locws 3, Swansea 2006 - Inside The View, Gallery Harmonia (Centre for Creative Photogtraphy), Jyvaskyla Finland 2005 - Inside The View, Le Parvis, Tarbes, France 2003 - Grounded, Impressions Gallery (touring), York 2003 - Hide, Ffotogallery, Turner House Cardiff 2003 - Spot, Yard Gallery, Nottingham 2000 - Twice, Zelda Cheatle, London 2000 - Unsettlement, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm 1996 - Gone To Earth and New Work, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh 1995 - Ffoto Gallery, Cardiff 1995 - Montage Gallery, Derby 1994 - Gone To Earth and Site Specific Installation, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 1992 - Volcano, Gary Gallery, ECU, North Carolina, USA Group exhibitions 2013 - Fototropia, La Fototeca, Guatemala 2010 - We Have The Mirrors, We have The Plans, Mostyn, Llandudno Wales 2008 - Projection, Gallery Kvadra T, St Petersburg Russia 2008 - Same as it ever was, Chelsea Future Space, London 2007 - Landed, FSM Gallery, Florence Italy 2007 - Tamed and Framed, Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston UK 2006 - Ayermanyana, Faculty of Fine Arts Cuenca , Spain 2006 - Forest Dreaming, Institute For Contemporary Art in Nature, UK 2006 - Z15, Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg Florida, USA 2005 - La Mirada Reflexiva, Espai D'Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain 2004 - About Face, Hayward Gallery, London 2003 - Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon 2003 - Photo Espagna, Madrid, Spain 1996 - Myth And Landscape, Delphi Cultural Centre, Greece 1995 - Blindfield, Coventry Gallery, London 1994 - Lustre, Tower Bridge Piazza, London 1993 - Arte E Altro, Rome, Italy 1993 - Moments Of Capture, Museum of Modern Art, Skopje Maledonia Publications 2013 - Brise├ęs (published by GOST with an essay by Jonathan P. Watts) 2012 - Inside the View (published by Ffotogallery) 2009 - Tale (published by g39 with text by David Chandler)