Approved: 16.08.2006

Shani Rhys James

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts; My desire is to produce powerful, emotional paintings which are read for their content, their colour and their abstract elements. I have to be emotionally and mentally taken over by my paintings. They are seemingly direct ; I paint about the studio, the kitchen, the artist, my children, childhood memories, so imaginative and observational elements co-exist in each work. I have also made automata

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  • Location: Llangadfan, Wales
  • Activities: Lecturing
  • Categories: Installation, Painting
  • Tags: female, figurative, painter, feminist, rural, family, psychology, british, australian, expressionist
 
 

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    Biography

    Concepts; My desire is to produce powerful, emotional paintings which are read for their content, their colour and their abstract elements. I have to be emotionally and mentally taken over by my paintings. They are seemingly direct ; I paint about the studio, the kitchen, the artist, my children, childhood memories, so imaginative and observational elements co-exist in each work. I have also made automata and installation collaborating with poets and other artists. Influences The human figure, Feminism, Emotions; own cultural identity (European, Welsh, Australasian); own gender (Female) Collections Arts Council of England Usher Gallery, Lincoln BBC Wales, Cardiff National Museum of Wales, Cardiff Glynvivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea Newport Museum and Art Gallery Contemporary Art Society of Wales Martin Tinney Gallery Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Wolverhampton Art Gallery New Hall College Cambridge

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 1976 - BA Hons, Fine Art, St Martins College of Art, London 1972 - Foundation Course, Loughborough College of Art

    Solo exhibitions; 2013 Florilingua installation at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Rivalry of Flowers at Kings Place Gallery London University of Northumbria Gallery Newcastle and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, New Paintings Martin Tinney Gallery Cardiff; 2012 Floribunda at Connaught Brown Fine Art London; 2010 - Selected Paintings, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin 2010 - Shani Rhys James 2010, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff; 2009 - Two Ateliers, Connaught Brown , London 2008 - Martin Tinney Gallery, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff; 2008 - Shani Rhys James New Paintings, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 2005 - Layers, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 2004 - The Black Cot, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 2004 - The Black Cot Touring Show, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 2003 - Recent Paintings, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 2003 - Significant Paintings, Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth 2000 - The Inner Room, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 1998 - Facing The Self, Oriel 31, New Town 1997 - Facing The Self, Initiated By Mostyn, Llandudno 1997 - Facing The Self, Oriel, The Arts Council of Wales Gallery, Cardiff 1997 - Facing The Self, Reeds Wharf Gallery, London 1996 - Re-Visions, Midlands Art Centre 1994 - Blood Ties, Carmarthen Gallery 1994 - Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 1994 - Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham 1994 - Newport Museum and Art Gallery 1993 - Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 1993 - National Museum of Wales, Llanberis 1993 - Wrexham Library Arts Centre 1992 - Beaux Arts, Bath

    Group exhibitions 2012; Trois Rivieres Quebec Print Commission; 2011 - I Cannot Escape This Place at National Museum Cardiff, 400 Women at Shoreditch Town Hall and Edinburgh Festival, Moist at Tactile Bosch, Cardiff; Aberystwyth Paper Press Print Portfolio, Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles 2011 - Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, Islington; 2010 - Eigse Carlow Exhibition, Visual, Carlow, Republic of Ireland 2010 - Face Value Portraiture in Art, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport, South Wales 2010 - Gallery Artists, John Cacciola Gallery, New York, Chicago and Toronto Art Fairs with Jogn Cacciola Gallery; 2009 - Mae Newid yn Change (2-person show with Bedwyr Williams) at Gallerie Good Friday Brussels 2008 - British Artists of Poitou Charente, Maison du Patrimoine, Tusson, France, Angouleme 2008 - Connaught Brown, Connaught Brown, London 2008 - On Reflection, Glyn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea 2008 - 'Romance' exhibition at DACS, DACS Gallery, London 2007 - How many steps to addiction....?, Tactile Bosch Studios, Cardiff 2004 - An Art-Accustomed Eye, National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff 2004 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2003 - Jerwood Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London 2002 - Lets Panic Later, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund 2002 - On Home Ground, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2001 - 20th & 21st Century Art, Water Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2001 - Intimacy, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2000 - Featured Artist, Eigse Carlow Festival, Carlow Ireland 1999 - 20th Century Art, Gas Hall Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham 1999 - Pure Paint, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 1999 - Something to Say III - contemporary collection of women artists, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 1996 - In the Looking Glass, Usher Gallery Touring Exhibition, Lincoln 1994 - Artist At Work, Walker Art Gallery 1994 - BP National Portrait Awards, London 1994 - Disclosures, Mostyn Art Gallery 1994 - Hunting/Observer winners exhibition, Royal College 1993 - Reclaiming The Madonna, Usher Gallery and Tour 1993 - Welsh Artists In San Francisco 1992 - Beaux Arts, Bath 1992 - National Eisteddfod of Wales 1992 - Two Person Show, Aberystwyth 1991 - Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno Curated projects 2009 - Mae Newid yn Change, The Good Friday Gallery Rue d'Ophem 55, Brussels Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Awarded M.B.E. in New Years Honours List, London, Buckingham Palace 2006 - Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, Cardiff 2003 - Jerwood Painting Prize 1994 - 2nd Prize National Portrait Award 1994 - BBC Wales Visual Art Award 1993 - 1st Prize Hunting/Observer Art Awards 1992 - Gold Medal for Fine Art National Eisteddfod of Wales 1991 - 1st prize Mostyn Open Other 2008 - Hereford College of Arts, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford