Lesley GuyArtist, Writer, Editor
Lesley Guy is an artist, writer and curator based in Sheffield, UK. She is a Content Curator for Axisweb and Co-director of Bloc Projects, an artist led contemporary art space. She graduated with an MA in Contemporary Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010 and has exhibited widely across Europe, Asia and the UK. Group shows include Portmanteau, curated by g39 for Halle 14 in Leipzig, Jeune Creation at Centquatre, Paris, Appropriate Response, Vulpes Vulpes, London, POSSESSION (1) at BACC, Bangkok and Deadpan Exchange VIII at Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Forthcoming exhibitions include Totaller's Studio Wall at Paper Gallery in Manchester, as part of the collaboration Totaller, First King of the Astrogoths.
In anthropology, liminality is the term used to define the moment of confusion during rituals, when the participant no longer holds their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the position they will hold when the ritual is complete. Guy’s works scuttles around in this liminality, the material acting as the boundary within which to play.
(Rebecca Key, July 2014)
|Activities||Lecturing, Critical writing, Studio practice|
|Artforms||Project, Basketry, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture|
|Tags||Art, Artist, mixed media, pizza, material, art brut, paper, experimental, fantasy, magic|
News & Events
Edinburgh Art Festival
11/08/2014 – 31/08/2014
GARAGE, Northumberland Street, North West Lane, EH3 6JQ
The projects include a series of live art events and shows, creating links between artists and artist groups across the UK and beyond, and providing the opportunity for public engagement and exchange.
In The Park After Dark
Duke Street Car Park, Liverpool
GANG are 9 artists from New York, London, Sheffield, Los Angeles, Wrexham, Edinburgh and Liverpool. One night only 9-11pm: 3rd October 2014, Duke Street Car Park will host their brand new work.
I Know You; You Can Come With Me
07/06/2014 – 31/08/2014
A collaborative gifting project by JazzCakes and With Love From The Artist. This exhibition will showcase the project and the objects donated back by the people who found them.
Totaller's Studio - Sheffield Fringe
Bloc Studios, Eyre Lane, Sheffield
For Sheffield Fringe Open Studios we propose to display a group of items generated by Totaller. Using as a point of departure Le Mur de l'Atelier d'André Breton, Centre Pompdou. Studio 27a.
In conversation with artist and curator Alison J Carr about the show Hollywood Forever at SIA, Sheffield. 22 May 2014
The Skinny - Spotlight
Selected by The Skinny North-West to be their March Spotlight artist.
Deadpan Exchange 8
20/03/2014 – 03/04/2014
Casa Maauad in Mexico City
With the following UK artists: Charles Quick (UK), David Mackintosh (UK), Lesley Guy (UK), Mat Gregory (UK) and Karin Bergström (SE), Michael Day (UK), Simon Le Ruez (UK) and Victoria Lucas (UK)
14/03/2014 – 13/04/2014
Lanchester Gallery, Coventry
This is the second iteration of the project that explores practices of appropriation in contemporary art. POSSESSION (I) was shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand.
25/02/2014 – 26/02/2014
Bloc Projects, Sheffield
The first annual Pizza Party by Totaller - First King of the Astrogoths. A celebration of Pizza.
Mexico Members Show 2014
13/02/2014 – 16/02/2014
Mexico Project Space 25 Wharf Chambers, Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds
Exhibition preview: Thursday 13th February 6 – 8pm Exhibition open: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th February from 1 – 6pm