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 / type of project Education project, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
Tags Louisa Chambers, Painting, Artist, Lecturer, Educational Projects

News & Events

  • Salon 6

    Old Lockup, Cromford, Derbyshire

    Salon 6 will be exhibiting work primarily from the East Midlands area but not exclusively. The exhibition is for one night only on 27th September from 6.30 - 9.30 pm.

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  • Wirksworth Festival

    06/09/2014 – 07/09/2014
    Ash Tree House, 12 Cromford Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FH.

    I will be showcasing new works in the Art and Architecture Trail at Wirksworth Festival in Derbyshire.

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  • Pareidolia

    23/08/2014 – 14/09/2014

    Contemporary painting exhibition featuring: Ralph Anderson, Louisa Chambers, Frances Disley, Jack Foster, Rachael MacArthur, Ellie MacGarry, David Manley, Phoebe Mitchell, Andy Parkinson

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