Approved: 12.12.2007

Peter Ainsworth

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Approved: 12.12.2007

Peter Ainsworth's practice focuses on traces of human activity within the landscape. His photographs often depict physical marks made by unconscious interactions and sculptural forms recontextualised within the frame of the image. What unifies Ainsworth practice is a concentration on sites that are in flux. His working method is to use the landscape as a studio space where he is able to explore, document

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Peter Ainsworth's practice focuses on traces of human activity within the landscape. His photographs often depict physical marks made by unconscious interactions and sculptural forms recontextualised within the frame of the image. What unifies Ainsworth practice is a concentration on sites that are in flux. His working method is to use the landscape as a studio space where he is able to explore, document and perform. Through this methodology the sites chosen have a ritual significance for the artist. Peter's series Covered, 2009 was selected for Rhubarb-Rhubarb's Hungry Bursary and subsequently exhibited at Wolverhampton City Art Gallery. He received the Pavilion Commission 2008 and has exhibited at Format 09, Alternative Arts Photo-Space and Brighton Photo Fringe 09. In addition Ainsworth is a lecturer in photography at Nottingham Trent University.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Photography, London College of Communication, London 2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Solo exhibitions 2008 - Stuffed bird found on a bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness, Pavilion, Leeds Group exhibitions 2012 - State of the Art Photography, NRW-Forum , Dusseldorf 2011 - At the Edge of Logic, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon 2011 - Neon + Vynl , Londonnewcastle project space, London 2011 - Organic,, Margate Photo Fest, Margate 2011 - Photography and the landscape, George and Jorgen Fine art, London 2011 - Right Here, Right Now, Exposures from the Public Realm, Quad, Derby 2011 - Wanderlust, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham 2010 - Converse / Dazed and Confused 2010 Emerging Artist Award, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 2010 - In Review, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, USA 2010 - Paper, Rock, Scissors: The Constructed Image in New British Photography, Magenta Foundation, Toronto 2009 - Brighton Fringe Photo open '09, Moore House, Brighton 2009 - Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow 2009 - Photocinema Format 09, Guildhall Theatre, Derby 2008 - Circles of Latitude, Four Corners, London 2008 - Navigator, The Royal Standard, Liverpool 2008 - New Works: Pavilion Commissions, National Media Museum, Bradford Curated projects 2010 - Art Projects, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, UK 2010 - Boom Comes the Houses, Bust comes the Art, Reclamation Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, USA Public commissions 2008 - Pavilion Commission 2008, Pavilion, Leeds Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Flash Forward Award Winner, Magenta Foundation, , Toronto 2010 - Winner: Converse / Dazed and Confused 2010 Emerging Artist Award, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 2009 - Hungry and Houston Fotofest bursary, Rhunbarb-Rhubarb, Birmingham Publications 2009 - BJP 2008 - A-N Magazine, March edition 2008 - Archive, National Media Museum Press, Sept edition 2004 - Miser & Now magazine, Issue 3