Approved: 18.02.2011

June Nelson

Artist, Editor, Gallery educator

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Approved: 18.02.2011

Although rooted in painting, my practice is research based and has resulted in painting, sculpture, wall drawing, and book-works for exhibition, using materials from wax and graphite powder to plaster, paint or text. I am interested in the historical context of mirror and map making and the nature of the objectivity we seek when looking in mirrors, constructing and consulting maps to understand our

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  • Location: Nr Brighton, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Gallery education
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Text
  • Tags: mirrors, graphite, edges, floods, caravans, webs and meshes, maps, navigation
 

Biography

Although rooted in painting, my practice is research based and has resulted in painting, sculpture, wall drawing, and book-works for exhibition, using materials from wax and graphite powder to plaster, paint or text. I am interested in the historical context of mirror and map making and the nature of the objectivity we seek when looking in mirrors, constructing and consulting maps to understand our place in the world or making signs warning us to keep away from the edge. This interest has resulted in shadow images and mesh drawings, blind mirror sculptures, large and small-scale graphite and wax panels, a graphite-lined octagonal chamber for contemplation, an assemblage of cartographical curiosities, and paintings of isolated dwellings and individuals. My processes remain ultimately painterly - underpinned by a lyrical and epigrammatic approach to an often-elusive surface and ungraspable narrative.

CV & Education

Qualifications and Training

2009 - Certficate to Teach in the Lifelong learning Sector 

2001 - Fine Art (Painting), University of Brighton, Sussex, UK

1978 - English (subsidiary study History, Philosophy), University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

Group Exhibitions

2010 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

2006 - ‘Near Distance’, Arena Gallery (Liverpool Biennial Independents), Liverpool

2004 - ‘Present’, CBAT Gallery, Cardiff

2004 - ‘Voyager II: Lost Highway’ (with artists from Picardy, northern France), Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

2004 - 'Voyager' (a Maze Studios exhibition), Abbeville, Northern France

2003 - 'Tools for Recognition', Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

Residencies

2010 - AA2A Scheme, Kingston University, London 2003 - Watch this Space, Phoenix Arts Association, Brighton

Relevant Work Experience

2002-09 Visiting lecturer Hastings College, acting course leader ( maternity cover) part-time Foundation Degree in Contemporary Fine Art Practice

2010 -  to present

Gallery Assistant ( casual)

Artist Educator working in galleries and museums, all ages and all types of events from school workshops to The Big Draw (Eg.Towner Gallery 2013)