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.
|Activities||Lecturing, Critical writing, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Project, Basketry, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture|
|Tags||Art, Artist, mixed media, pizza, material, art brut, paper, experimental, fantasy, magic|
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15” Deep Pan Stuffed Crust Portuguese Man O’ War (Totaller’s Studio)
01/03/2015 – 11/04/2015
Paper Gallery Unit 12 Mirabel Studios 14-20 Mirabel Street Manchester M3 1PJ
The work is a reconstruction of André Breton’s studio featuring artworks by his contemporaries, artefacts from ancient civilisations, objects, and ephemera.
Sluice Fundraiser Exhibition
22/12/2014 – 30/01/2015
The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
The Sluice__ fundraiser exhibition will be on show in the members lounge of The Hospital Club.
OVERSEASONED PART DEUX
11/11/2014 – 30/11/2014
Salt + Powell, Artemis House Eboracum Way York YO31 7RE
Curated by (it's all) TROPICAL in collaboration with SALT + POWELL
Tlazolteotler - The Goddess of Filth
East Street Arts, Leeds
An event based around Aztec ritual and Tlazolteotl - the goddess of filth, sexual guilt and purification. We will act out the role of concealed priests, making and serving quesadillas.
19/09/2014 – 23/09/2014
Gage Gallery, Sheffield
Pop up exhibition
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.
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.