Approved: 24.08.2009

Lesley Guy

Artist, Writer, Editor, Gallery educator

Approved: 24.08.2009

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.

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  • Location: Newcastle, North East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Critical writing, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Basketry, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: Art, Artist, mixed media, pizza, material, art brut, paper, experimental, fantasy, magic
 
 

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    Biography

    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)

    CV & Education

    Upcoming projects

    2015 - Vulcanalia, Garage, Edinburgh Art Festival

    Solo exhibitions

    2015 - 15” Deep Pan Stuffed Crust Portuguese Man O’ War (Totaller’s Studio), Paper Gallery, Manchester
    2014 - Tlazolteotler Fiesta! East Street Arts, Leeds
    2014 - Pizza Fest, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
    2010 - If.., g39, Cardiff

    Group exhibitions

    2015, The Tetley's 2015 Collection, Artist's Commission, The Tetley, Leeds
    2015 - Empower, Bocs, Caernarfon
    2015 - Sluice Fundraiser Exhibition, The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
    2014 - OVERSEASONED (Part Deux), Salt + Powell, York
    2014 - GANG, Art in the Park in the Dark, Liverpool
    2014 - OVERSEASONED, Gage Gallery, Sheffield
    2014 - I Know You; You can come With Me, Oriel Wrexham
    2014 - Deadpan Exchange IV - Caasa Maude, Mexico City
    2014 - POSSESSION (lI), LGP, Coventry
    2013 - Conway stall, Manchester Contemporary, UK
    2013 - A3 Works, A3 Project Space, Digbeth, Birmingham
    2013 - Das Wird Sich Alles Finden, Arts Collingwood, Cleveland, Ohio
    2013 - GARAGE, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
    2013 - Here There Everywhere, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham, Wales
    2013 - POSSESSION (l), BACC, Bangkok
    2012 - Appropriate Response , Vulpes Vulpes Open 2012, London
    2012 - Das Wird Sich Alles Finden, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
    2012 - Microcosm, Departure Lounge, Leeds
    2012 - Moveable Feast, Hotel du sauroy, Paris
    2012 - ‘PURE JOY (WINS AGAIN)’, The Coterie Gallery, Chapeltown
    2011 - Citizen, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff
    2011 - Jeune Creation, Centquatre, 106, Paris
    2011 - We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester
    2011 - Portmanteau, g39, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
    2011 - Off Duty at The Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester
    2010 - Collaborators 2, ROOM, London
    2010 - Endgame, Persistence works, Sheffield
    2009 - Otherliness, Vane , Newcastle Upon Tyne
    2008 - Curiosity, Vault Gallery, Lancaster
    2007 - Deja Vu, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
    2007 - Home Disco: Host 07, Consortium Gallery, Amsterdam

    Other projects

    2014 - Library Interventions, Leeds College of Art
    2013 - I'm Not Ok, Bloc Studios, Studio 27
    2010 - Day Zero, Tether, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

    Residencies

    2015 - Civilisation, Library Interventions, Leeds College of Art
    2012 - VINYL: SITE Group residency, The Meter Room, Coventry

    Public commissions

    2013 - Convergence is a Cryptic Crossword, Sheffield Hallam University, Degree Show Catalogue
    2012 - Do It Thissen, Festival of the Mind, Montgomery Hall, Sheffield

    Publications

    2012 - The Drawing Paper #6
    2012 - The Red Headed League
    2010 - Patricide 2. Seaside Surrealism

    Awards and Prizes

    2010 - Winner of the International Colouring-in Competition, Bloc Projects

    Qualifications and training

    2010 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
    1999 - BA (Hons), Fine Art, The University of Leeds, UK