Approved: 21.09.2011

Rachel Clark

Artist

Approved: 21.09.2011

I am a painter and printmaker. Colour as an experience is at the heart of my work. Its physical and emotional impact has a part to play within each project. Whether inspired by an illuminating text or what I perceive as a universal experience, my interest is in the internal journey, a reflection on rather than a depiction of the world. I work in series. One recent series,'Testament', was a

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Studio practice
 

Biography

I am a painter and printmaker. Colour as an experience is at the heart of my work. Its physical and emotional impact has a part to play within each project. Whether inspired by an illuminating text or what I perceive as a universal experience, my interest is in the internal journey, a reflection on rather than a depiction of the world. I work in series. One recent series,'Testament', was a response to my reading of the Old Testament. I approached the project without religious doctrine (I have none) but with a fascination for where the text might take me. The language and human experience, both visceral and poetical may have ancient roots but the text has the same contemporary relevance as Greek mythology, suggesting both our very real, physical existence and a sublime, elusive territory where the mind slips between what is familiar and what is imagined. My current series in progress is a meditation on transitions, change and reinvention, a constant state of both mankind and the universe.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art, London 1976 - BA Fine Art Painting and Printmaking, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Surrey Solo exhibitions 2013 - Transitions, Curwen Gallery , London Group exhibitions 2012 - Bite, Mall Galleries, > 2012 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2012 - RE Open, Bankside Gallery, London 2011 - A4 Printmakers , Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth 2011 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2011 - London Florence Exchange, Il Bisonte Gallery, Florence, Italy 2010 - Chamalières Print Triennale , Chamalières, Auvergne France 2010 - Hot off the Press, Curwen Gallery, London 2010 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2009 - Clifford Chance Award Exhibition, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London 2009 - Printworks, Unit 2 Gallery, London 2009 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2003 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 1996 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 1995 - Ben Uri Open, Ben Uri Gallery, Dean Street London 1995 - Group Exhibition, David Holmes Contemporary Art Gallery, Peterborough 1995 - Pacesetters, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough 1994 - Royal Institute of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London 1993 - BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London 1992 - BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London 1992 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1991 - 4 Elements, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 1991 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 1990 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1990 - Southwark Open, South London Gallery, London 1989 - Group Exhibition , Gainsborough's House, Suffolk 1986 - Colour on Form, St Paul's Gallery Leeds, Leeds 1986 - Group Exhibition , ASAGE Art Gallery, New York 1978 - John Moore's XI, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1976 - New Contemporaries, Royal Academy of Arts, London Residencies 2012 - Brisons Veor, Brisons Veor Charitable Trust, Cornwall 2010 - Artist in Residence, London Metropolitan University, London 2009 - Artist in Residence, London Metropolitan University, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Printmakers Council Student Award, Printmakers Council, London