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. read full statement

Location Raglan, Wales