Approved: 29.01.2008

Oona Culley

Artist

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Approved: 29.01.2008

By tracing shadows, reflections or the absences left by old presences, I create illusory paintings and installations about perception, memory and time. There is a sense of presence and absence, seen and unseen, and a reflection upon the ephemeral and transient. Past and present are seen side by side; what is lost or forgotten gains visibility; or what is fleeting or transitory is captured. Working

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Arts in health, Public art, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
  • Categories: Architecture, Drawing, Glass, Installation, Public Art
 

Biography

By tracing shadows, reflections or the absences left by old presences, I create illusory paintings and installations about perception, memory and time. There is a sense of presence and absence, seen and unseen, and a reflection upon the ephemeral and transient. Past and present are seen side by side; what is lost or forgotten gains visibility; or what is fleeting or transitory is captured. Working from the natural elements of light and shade, reflections on water, the tide, puddles, trees, leaves, windswept or foggy landscapes, our connection with nature is explored.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - MA Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London 1997 - BA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, Oxford Solo exhibitions 2009 - Oona Culley, Vital Arts Gallery, The Royal London Hospital, London 2007 - Shadows and Traces, Hay Gallery, Colchester Institute, Colchester Group exhibitions 2010 - Imperfect Recall, Architect's Gallery, London 2009 - Quick, Quick, Slow, Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal 2009 - Rebirth, Islington Arts Factory, London 2009 - This Was Now: The Russell Herron Collection, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2008 - Christmas Exhibition, G C Fine Art, Adorn London, London 2008 - Here, There and Everywhere, Leeds Met Gallery, Leeds 2008 - ReMemory, Galleria Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso, Italy 2007 - Celeste Art Prize Finalist's Exhibition, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh 2007 - Celeste Art Prize Finalist's Exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London 2007 - For The Present, The Old Sweet Shop, London 2007 - Selection 07, The Old Sweet Shop, London 2007 - Trees, The Old Sweet Shop Gallery, London 2007 - You Can Observe A Lot By Looking, St Paul's Gallery, St Paul's Church, London 2006 - Celeste Art Prize Finalist's Exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London 2006 - The Wish List, M+R Gallery, London 2005 - Double Take, Hiscox Art Projects, London 2005 - Janfamily: Plans for Other Days, Grand OFR Bookshop, London 2005 - Janfamily: Plans for Other Days, M+R Gallery, London 2005 - The Royal Variety Show, Circus Gallery, London Artist talks 2008 - Site specificity and the invisibility of the everyday, Leeds Met Gallery, Leeds 2007 - Oona Culley: Shadows and Traces, Colchester Institute, Colchester Private commissions 2010 - Time Present and Time Past, Surgeon's Sitting Room, The Royal London Hospital, London Public commissions 2010 - Puddles and Reflections, St Bartholomew's Hospital Cancer Centre, London Corporate commissions 2008 - Where the Winds Blow, British Airways Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport, London 2006 - Memory Traces (with Trees), British Airways, Brussels Airport, Brussels Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Abbey Harris Mural Fund, Vital Arts, St Barts Hospital, London 2007 - Finalist, Celeste Art Prize for Painting, Old Truman Brewery, London 2006 - Finalist, Celeste Art Prize for Painting, Old Truman Brewery, London