Approved: 16.08.2006

Mandy Wilkinson

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Pure abstract artist who uses paint to express the combining of opposites. Paint is applied randomly but is overlaid with geometric monochrome shapes, providing a contrast and distinction. Colour is very important as it underpins each picture space and installs a sense of vibrancy.
By placing representational and three dimensional objects onto the flat picture plane this creates a further dichotomy

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  • Location: Llangollen, Wales
  • Activities: Participatory projects, Private commissions
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Painting
  • Tags: Painting, mixed media, collage, Painterly, Combines, Abstraction
 

Biography

Pure abstract artist who uses paint to express the combining of opposites. Paint is applied randomly but is overlaid with geometric monochrome shapes, providing a contrast and distinction. Colour is very important as it underpins each picture space and installs a sense of vibrancy. By placing representational and three dimensional objects onto the flat picture plane this creates a further dichotomy between figurative v abstract and three dimensional versus two dimensional. Sometimes they also provide ambiguous cultural references, and therefore give a brief snap shot of life in the present and a sense of modernity. When contacting the artist please include your email address as part of the message so that a reply can be sent. Please be aware that all paintings signed Wilkinson on the front will not be original paintings done by the artist. Genuine paintings are always signed on the back with full name, title and date painted.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training
1994 - First class honours degree in Fine Art, Cumbria College of Art and Design

Solo exhibitions
2006 - Art Below, Blackfriars Tube Station, London
2005 - Mandy Wilkinson solo exhibition, Steps Gallery, Bristol
1998 - New Paintings, Candid Arts Trust, London
1995 - Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumbria

Group Exhibitions
2016 - The Man Who Bought Stonehenge Exhibition, Fringe Arts Bath
2016 - RCA Secret, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2016 - RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah
2015 - RCA Secret 2015, Dubai, Art Dubai
2015 - RCA Secret 2015, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2014 - Lost, curated by Dr Michele Whiting, Sailsbury Art Centre, Wiltshire
2014 - RCA Secret 2014, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2014 - Oceana/Stitch Project, Phillips, London
2013 - Merlin MS Centre, Merlin Art Auction, Falmouth Art Gallery
2013 - RCA Secret 2013, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, London
2012 - Hamburg Vending Machine, Curated by Marina Moreno / ART-E-MOTION, Hamburg Kunst Altonale, Hamburg
2012 - IOAPP - Architecture for Humanity and Studio 54 Architecture, Space Fiftyfour, London
2012 - Tros Gynnal Plant Art Exhibition/Auction, Swansea Museum, Ardvark Books, The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff
2011 - At Play 3, curated by Cally Trench and Outi Remes, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
2011 - RCA Secret 2011, Royal College of Art, London
2011 - Stitch Art for the Earth Show, curated by Catherine Loewe, The Dairy, London
2011 - Tros Gynnal Plant Welsh Contemporary Art Exhibition/Auction, Swansea Museum, Llangollen International Pavillion, Ardvark Books, Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth
2011 - Vending Machine, Elysium Gallery/ART-E-MOTION, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice
2010 - 6x6x2010 , Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York
2010 - From the Darkness - curated by Nathaniel Hepburn, Little St Peter's Church, Brighton Festival Fringe, Brighton
2010 - RCA Secret 2010, Royal College of Art, London
2010 - Silent Abstractions, Cleveland Street, London
2010 - Tros Gynnal Art Exhibition , Swansea Museum, The Atrium Cardiff, Llangollen International Pavilion, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
2009 - Curatus II , Cleveland Street, London
2009 - RCA Secret 2009, Royal College of Art, London
2009 - Silent Abstractions, Cleveland Street, London
2009 - Spectrum Art 09 Auction, Headland Hotel, Cornwall
2008 - 6x6x2008, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York
2008 - Great Apes! Rowing Across the Atlantic, Bristol Zoo, Bristol
2008 - Inside and Out: Architecture & Interior Design, Modesto Art Museum, California
2008 - On Your Wall Too, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds
2008 - RCA Secret 2008, Royal College of Art, London
2008 - Roll Up Art - Public Art Projections, University of Architecture, Bucharest
2008 - Tros Gynnal Art Exhibition, Swansea Museum, Swansea
2008 - White Night - Public art projections, National Youth Day, Parcul Tineretului, Bucharest
2007 - Anonymous Drawings, Blutenweiss-Raum fur Kunst, Berlin
2007 - Anonymous drawings, Blutenweiss, Meinblau e.V., Berlin
2007 - Anytown, Mascalls Gallery, Maidstone, Kent
2007 - Art Auction - Medical Foundation, The Building Centre, London
2007 - Art for Life, Christie's, London
2007 - Coffee, Future Studio, Los Angeles
2007 - MMAS 2007 - Art Basel, Ritz Carlton, Miami, Florida
2007 - Multiplicity, INHOUSE, Edinburgh festival
2007 - RCA Secret 2007, Royal College of Art, London
2007 - Spectrum Autism Chairty Art Auction, Headland Hotel, Newquay
2006 - Digital Prints, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2006 - Good Sport, 5athegallery, St Helens
2006 - POST IT. Another art exhibition, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2006 - RCA Secret 2006, Royal College Of Art, London
2006 - Re - Generation, County Hall Gallery, South Bank, London
2006 - Rebooted: Life after E Junk, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin
2006 - Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles
2005 - Group show, Red Bill, North Wales
2005 - RCA Secret 2005, Royal College of Art, London
2004 - Art4All celebrity art auction, Work Place Art gallery - Tea Building, London
2004 - Group show, Steps Gallery, Bristol
2004 - On the Wall, Olympia Grand Hall, London
2004 - RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2004 - Woof, Corridor Gallery, London
2003 - Fresh Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2003 - RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2003 - Urban Interiors, Commonwealth Institute, London
2002 - C.art.ed, touring exhibiton
2002 - New Art Show, oriel Washington, Cardiff
2001 - Invest In a Vest (limited edition artist multiples), Hayvend, London
2001 - P.Arty, touring exhibition
2000 - Wing on a String (artist multiples), Hayvend, London
1999 - Balloons Over Skyline (artist multiples), Hayvend, London
1998 - Artists in Arms, St David's Hall, Cardiff; Graffiti, Edinburgh; The Royal Geographical Society, London. Auctioned by Phillips
1996 - Aberystwyth Open, Aberystwith Arts Centre, North Wales
1996 - North West, North Wales Young Professionals, Sala Borron, Oviedo; Centro Cultural, Gijon; Casa de Cultura, De Aviles; Casas de Cultura, Siero y Llanera; Valladolid, Castilla y Leon; Centro de Recursos, Culturales de la Comunidad de Madrid; Storey Art Gallery, Lancaster; Oriel, Theatre Clwyd, Mold; Wrexham Memorial Art Gallery, Wrexham; Royal International Pavillion, Llangollen
1995 - Art '95, Art 54 Gallery, New York, USA
1995 - The Seventh Mostyn Art Show, Llandudno
1994 - Fresh Art Fair, London

Publications
2013 - Harper's Bazaar online - Charity Art Auction for Merlin Multiple Sclerosis Centre
2012 - Swansea Museum Guide
2011 - BMI Voyager Magazine - RCA secret, Luck of the draw
2011 - South Hill Park Arts Centre Brochure - Spring Edition / Front Cover Image
2010 - RCA Secret 2010, London, Wallpaper Magazine online by Malaika Byng
2010 - The Independant Online - RCA Secret Preview
2010 - Vogue Online - RCA Secret Preview
2010 - Wallpaper Magazine Online - RCA Secret Preview
2009 - Art LA Now.com - Having Your Art Faked Is Also A Measure Of Success
2009 - ArtInfo.com
2009 - Daily Post
2009 - Most Ripped-off living artist - Art Market Monitor.com
2009 - The Independent - Full Page Feature by Cahal Milmo
2009 - The Mirror - The Ticket - Beware The Copycats. Interview With Mandy wilkinson by Martin Newman
2009 - USA Today online
2009 - Western Mail
2009 - Zimbio - online magazine

Other
2009 - Good Evening Wales - Interview, BBC Radio Wales, Wales
2009 - International Art Commission, Elstone Hayes Associates, Germany
2007 - Top 10 Artist - Saatchi Online chosen by Your Gallery Magazine Editor, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Online , London
2007 - Top 10 artist Saatchi Online critics choice chosen by New York art critic Adam E Mendelson, Saatchi Online, London
2007 - Top 10 artist, Saatchi online critic's choice chosen by art critic Ana Finel Honigman to coincide with the New York City Museum Art & Design Show 'Pricked'., Saatchi Online, London
1995 - Provided Artworks for Pizza Express plc, Restaurants, Various Locations
1994 - Provided Artworks for Pizza Express plc, Restaurants, Various Locations