Rosie LeventonArtist, Maker
Rosie Leventon makes Sculptural installations, Interventions , Public Art Commissions , Environmental Artwork and drawings some of which are permanent and some ephemeral. Green issues run through the work, she always prefers to use recycled materials. Many of the pieces are architectural and relate to or use their surroundings in some way, they often contain paradoxes and surprises. She has made false floors and corridors that float in water underfoot. Some work involves looking through and behind the surfaces of modern day living to find something lost or forgotten beneath. Some work is interactive, people can explore it by walking around and through it, or they can go inside and use it as a performance area, for contemplation or as seating. Recently she has sold 5 drawings to the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and won the Rouse Kent Award for Public Art for two commissions for a forest in Kent, and before that the Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture. Much of the work embodies green principles and environmental awareness. Materials are recycled, labour is locally sourced, and several pieces provide water for animals and birds. Some also encourage biodiversity and regeneration. She undertakes site-related commissions for museums, galleries, businesses, atria, parks, forests, gardens, factories and barns. She works internationally including the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Germany, USA, Japan, Spain Switzerland and France. She is currently working on new environmental Artworks for The Woodland Trust, for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods in Leics. UK . 2013 -14. She is also making a new series for indoors called Up The Duff . She was recently at TINA B Festival of Contemporary Art , Zizkov, Prague, Czech Republic ( Nov 2011 - Jan 2012), and a piece can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London, (Room 4B ground floor, the Queens House. Check for occasional closures at: www.rmg.co.uk - (Latest visitor Info.), at King's Wood, Challock Forest in Kent, and at Clifton Country Park near Manchester as part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. Also recently at Standpoint Gallery Hoxton London June 2013. And in the following books: " Thinking is making, Presence & Absence in Contemporary Sculpture "; Published by Black Dog . Matilda Strang, Martin Herbert, Fiona MacDonald. ( ISBN 978 1 908966 04 9) Available from : www.standpointgallery.co.uk FABRICA - The First ten years, (ISBNO 9543380-2-2) Mathew Miller & Liz Whitehead. King's Wood: A Context Eds. Sandra Drew and Liz Kent. Stour Valley Arts. (ISBN 0-9535 3409 x) Meditative Spaces by Michael Freeman. Universe Publishing. Rizzoli International. NY Installation Art by Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry. Thames & Hudson. (ISBN 0-500 -23672-0) Sculpture Parks & Trails of England by Alison Stace. A & C Black.( ISBN 978-0-7136-7952-6) read full statement
2013 -14 a series of inter-related archaological earthworks with planting, The Woodland Trust, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods, Normanton le Heath Leics.
Qualifications and training
1981 - Post-Graduate, St Martins, London
1979 - BA Hons, Croydon College of Art, Croydon
1975 - Chinese Language and Archaeology, London University
2014 - Exhibition and Residency, Omaha USA
2007 - Drawings, eyestorm, 11 Sumner St. (Opp. Tate Modern) Bankside, London
2007 - The Front Room, Salt gallery, Hayle, Nr St Ives, Cornwall
2004 - Fabrica, Brighton
2002 - Standpoint Gallery, London2002 - Gardner Arts centre. Brighton.
2002 - Waterstone's Bookshop, Piccadilly, London
2001 - Atrium Gallery, Price Waterhouse Coopers, London
2001 - Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton
1999 - Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
1997 - A Long Way From The Bathroom, Lokaal 01, Breda. Holland
1997 - Dean Clough Contemporary Art Galleries, Halifax
1996 - A Long Way From The Bathroom , Bonington Gallery, Noittingham
1996 - A Long Way From The Bathroom , Cafe Gallery, London
1994 - New Installations, Passerelle, Brest, France
1993 - Clove 1 Gallery, Butlers Wharf, London
1993 - London Ecology Centre, Covent Garden
1991 - Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark
1990 - Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington Art Centre
1989 - Woodlands Gallery, Greenwich
1988 - Chisenhale Gallery, London
1988 - Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
1988 - Wolverhampton Art Gallery
1987 - Serpentine Gallery, London
Selected Group exhibitions
2013 - The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2013. Sculpture show by the ten Winners and Book launch, Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet St. London
2013 - Reforest. Stour Valley Arts, Ashford.
2013 - The London Group. The Cello Factory, Waterloo.London.
2012 - INSIDE. Blankspace Blank Media Collective, Manchester.
2011 - Prague festival of Contemporary Art, Galerie Vernon, and Vernon Project Space, Central Prague. Czech Republic.
2011 - Cork Street Open, In aid of Papyrus - prevention of young suicide, 27 - 28 Cork Street. London
2011 - NEXT New developments in Contemporary art, BECA Foundation. , 312 Rosemont Avenue. Albuquerque, NM USA2010
2011 - Pride in the House. One of 3 Winners., Lauderdale House., Highgate, London
2010 - Curiouser & Curiouser. Old Vic Tunnels. Waterloo London.
2010 - Punctuation Marks. Henry Moore Institute Leeds.2002009
2009 Concrete & Glass. Shoreditch Town Hall. London.
2009 Prospects & Interiors, Recent Acquisitions of Sculptors Drawings. Henry Moore Institute. Leeds.
2009 - Cork Street Open Exhibition., The Gallery in Cork Street., 28 Cork Street. London
2009 - UNFOLD, NETTIE HORN GALLERY, 25b Vyner st. Bethnal Green. London
2009 - Workshop of Hereafter., Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, , South Kensington, London.
2008 - CONSIDERED MATTER, Mid Pennine Gallery,, Yorke St, Burnley,
2008 - ET PENDANT CE TEMPS, Nettie Horn gallery, 25b Vyner St. Bethnal green. london .
2008 - PARALLAX, Fieldgate Gallery., 14 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel. London
2008 - 'Prospects & Interiors', RECENT ACQUISITIONS OF SCULPTORS DRAWINGS, Henry Moore Institute,74 The headrow, Leeds
2007 - The London Group, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark St. London.
2006 - Landscape and memory, The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber
2004 - Haunt, Sherborne House, Dorset
2003 - Convergence International Arts Festival, USA
2003 - MODA Outsize, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Barnet
2003 - Open Sculpture, RWA, Bristol
2001 - Sculpture Exhibition, Millfield, Somerset. Royal Society of British Sculptors show. London Jerwood Drawing Exhibition touring to Switzerland.
2000 - Royal Society of British Sculptors Summer Exhibition, London
1999 - Notes form Underground, Dostoyevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 - Women in Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, Connecticut, USA
1998 - New Visions of the Sea, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
1997 - Artist in Residence, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Manchester
1997 - You Are Here, Re-siting Installations, Royal College of Art, London
1996 - Mirades, (Sobre el Museu), MACBA Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona.
1994 - Ikon Gallery, Touring Programme, Midlands
1992 - East And South, Norwich Gallery
1992 - Frankfurt Art Fair
1991 - Leeds Polytechnic Gallery
1990 - Ubergange - 4 Sculptors from Britain., Der Pfalzgaleries, Kaisers Lautern., Germany
2011 - Tina B International Festival of Contemporary Art., Prague. Czech Republic., Galerie Vernon. Janovskeho 23. 1700 PRAHA
2010 - Curiouser & Curiouser., Old Vic Tunnels, ( www.submit2gravity.com), Beneath Waterloo station, London
2008 - CONCRETE AND GLASS, Shoreditch Town Hall., 380 Old St. London EC1V 9LT
2013 - A series of Commissions for Earthworks., The Woodland Trust, QEDJ Woods. ( Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods, Normanton le Heath in Leicestershire.
2004 - Two sculptures for a forest, Stour Valley Arts, Kingswood, Challock Forest, Kent UK
2000 - Absentee, National Maritime Museum., The Queens House, Greenwich .London
1998 - DIG, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Clifton Country Park, Salford, Nr Manchester.
2003 - Convergence International Arts festival, Atrium of a local Business., Providence, USA
Competitions, prizes and awards
2011, 12, 13 - Award winner ( Installation):EWA Awards ( East/West artists Awards.) Design & Film Awards), ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London
2003 - Award Winner., EWACC, Online
2002 - Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture, Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton, London
2001 - Travelling Award, British Council, USA
1997 - Award, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Royal College of Art.
1992 - London Docklands Development Corporation, Clove One Gallery, Butler's Wharf, London
1985 - Major Award., Portland Clifftop Sculpture park., Isle of Portland, Dorset.
Educational experience - tertiary
1995 - Teaching Experience, Nottingham University, Birmingham Polytechnic, Serpentine Gallery Summer School, School, Byam Shaw School of Art, Maidstone School of Art, Stourbridge College
2013 - Thinking is making, Presence and Absence in Contemporary Sculpture. Published by Black Dog. ISBN: 978 1 908966 04 9. ( www.standpointgallery.co.uk)
2008 - FRIEZE Magazine. Issue 118
2008 - Sculpture Parks and Trails of England
2007 - FABRICA - The first ten years ISBNO-9543380-2-2
2005 - King's Wood: A CONTEXT Stour Valley Arts ISBN 0 9535 3409 x By Liz Kent & Sandra Drew.
2005 - Meditative Spaces. By Michael Freeman. Universe Publishing Rizzoli int. Pcns. Inc
1994 - Installation Art by Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicky Oxley and Michael Petry, published by Thames & Hudson
2009 - London Art Fair., Business design centre. Islington., London
2009 - Stour Valley Arts, ITV Meridian TV News, Jan 12 Stour Valley Arts.
2007 - 5 drawings bought by the, Henry Moore Institute, , Leeds.
- Reviews : Blueprint, Sculpture Magazine USA, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times, The Independant, Art Forum International. Frieze Magazine, Art Monthly, Artswork, Hot Tickets, Artscribe, Evening Standard, Arts Review, The Architectural Digest Italy, Make, Performance Magazine, The Spectator, Time Out, Blueprint Magazine,File, 20/20 magazine.
|Location||Brent and Hammersmith., London|
|Activities||Residencies, Built environment, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions|
|Artforms||Project, Drawing, Environment, Installation, Sculpture|
|Tags||Installation, Site Specific, Site responsive, sculpture, Intervention, Environmental Artwork, Landart, Outdoor sculpture, Drawing, 3D Work|
News & Events
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods.
Currently working on 3 Commissions for the Woodland Trust for some environmental artworks that will be interactive and site responsive. They will relate to some amazing archeological discoveries made