Photo: Louisa Chambers in Derby, East Midlands

Louisa Chambers

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Teacher, Researcher

Louisa Chambers recent practice responds to ongoing research into depiction and visual perception on two dimensional surfaces (more specifically, concentrating on the mediums of drawing, collage and painting). Multiple dimensions and perspectives that feature in the work are explored through the materiality of paint and the repetition of geometric motifs which are floating ambiguously in space. These shapes and silhouettes have been assembled becoming anthropomorphic forms that teeter between abstraction and figuration. The paintings seem to present an alternative universe where impossible science fiction/architectural structures comment on conflicts between our inner dream worlds and the technological robotic control on our everyday lives. Chambers graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2005-2007) and a BA in Fine Art with first class honours at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham (2001-2005). Selected recent exhibitions include: Stereoscope, Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Primary, Nottingham (Solo- 2013) Rotation, New Court Gallery, Repton, Derbyshire (Solo- 2013) Flatland, Blyth Gallery, London (2012) Needle’s Eye, BayArt Gallery, Cardiff and Transition Gallery, London (2012). She was a finalist in the Zeitgeist Open 2012, selected in 2010 and 2009 for the Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Art and John Moores 25 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 2008. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Repton School, Derbyshire. read full statement

Location Derby, East Midlands
Activities Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops
Artforms Education project, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
Tags Louisa Chambers, Painting, Artist, Lecturer, Educational Projects

News & Events

  • About Painting

    19/06/2014 – 29/06/2014
    Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

    A group painting exhibition with artists: Claudia Boese, Lisa Denyer, Terry Greene, Matthew Macaulay, David Manley, Andy Parkinson, Anne Parkinson and Dan Roach

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  • Paint Like You Mean It

    31/05/2014 – 14/06/2014
    Interview Room 11, Edinburgh

    My painting Double Decker has been shortlisted for the competition Paint Like You Mean It at Interview Room 11 in Edinburgh

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