Approved: 06.10.2009

Steph Goodger

Artist

Approved: 06.10.2009

Forms of social organisation and the physical structures and spaces that contain them are key themes. Ships of the Nineteenth Century such as the whale ship, the slave ship and prison hulk, are of particular interest. I find Foucault’s spatial/architectural notion of the heterotopia, a real, other space, set apart and yet somehow connected to all others, especially pertinent to what I’m

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  • Location: Bordeaux
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Art historical research
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: painting, visual artist, contemporary artist, oil painting, large format, Romanticism, history, dystopia, utopia, literature
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Forms of social organisation and the physical structures and spaces that contain them are key themes. Ships of the Nineteenth Century such as the whale ship, the slave ship and prison hulk, are of particular interest. I find Foucault’s spatial/architectural notion of the heterotopia, a real, other space, set apart and yet somehow connected to all others, especially pertinent to what I’m trying to achieve in painting. The ship for Foucault is the heterotopia ‘par excellence’, the closest we get to utopian perfection, because it is a perfectly isolated entity that can move freely and at will between all other places. This ultimate freedom can also be the ultimate prison, the closest we have ever got to a dystopian perfection. I find the way architectural plans, models and cross-sections represent information very interesting in relation to painting. Appropriating these kinds of structures can liberate the painting from ‘real’ space/place. The qualities of artificiality, functionality and the diagrammatical also provide a means of representing difficult, emotive subjects, such as imprisonment and slavery, with a sense of distance that avoids sentimentality. I’ve also become increasingly interested in working directly from old photographs. For me old photographs, drawings and etchings are essential tools for picture making. They represent directly the past that I’m aiming to reshape into an object for contemplation by a contemporary audience.

    CV & Education

    Steph Goodger MA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Contact 171 Cours de L’Yser, 33800, Bordeaux, France

    t: +33 673290834

    e: stephgoodger@gmail.com

    w: www.stephgoodger.com

     

    Education & Qualifications

    1999 MA Fine Art, University of Brighton.

    1997 City and Guilds 7306 Level 3 Teaching qualification, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    1995 BA (Hons) In Fine Art, Painting, Surrey Institute of Art and Design

    1992 National Diploma In Art And Design, Kent Institute of Art and Design

     

    Lecturing and related posts

    2007 - 2014 Tutor In Fine Art, L’École d’Arts Plastiques. Libourne, France

    2008 - 2013 Lecturer In Art History, ICART: L’École du Commerce de l’Art et de l’Action Culturelle. Bordeaux, France.

    2005 - 2007 Manager: Salon des Fables, Artist Run Gallery. Saint Emilion, France

    2001 - 2004 Lecturer, Research, Contextual Studies And Studio Practice, West Kent College

    2002 - 2005 Visiting Lecturer, Lewis Castle College, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

     

    Exhibitions and Projects

    Creekside Open APT Gallery, Deptford, London (2015)

    The Open West The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (2015)

    LIMBO Associate Members' Show The Substation Project Space, Margate (2015)

    The London Group Draw II Cello Factory, Waterloo, London (2015)

    Now In Reverse (2014) Group exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, London

    NOA 14 National Open Art Exhibition Somerset House, London, Minerva Theatre and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2014 and 2015)

    I’d still like to speak to the Governor  Collaboration with Julian Rowe at Brewery Tap, University of the Creative Arts project space, Folkestone, Folkestone Triennial Fringe (2014)

    The London Group Centenary Open (2013) Cello Factory, Waterloo, London.

    I'd Like to See the Governor Now Please ... or Whoever is in Charge (2012) Collaboration with Julian Rowe, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon

    BEEP Wales International Contemporary Painting Prize (2012), Elysium Gallery, Swansea

    The Zeitgeist Open Exhibition (2012), Zeitgeist Arts Projects, New Cross, London

    Sluice Art Fair (2012) Hanmi Gallery, London

    The Threadneedle Prize (2012) Mall Galleries, London

    Mostyn Open Exhibition (2011) Mostyn Gallery, Wales

    The Marmite Painting Prize (2011) Central Gallery, Tameside; Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry; The Nunnery, London,

    Call Me Ishmael (2011) Parfitt Gallery, Croydon

    Citizen Exhibition (2010) An international exhibition surveying contemporary painting, printmaking and drawing,Tactile Bosch Gallery And Studios, Cardiff, Wales.

    After The End (2010) An international exhibition of contemporary art, Elysium Gallery And Studios, Swansea, Wales

    Shamanimal: Ritual And The Non-Human (2009) Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton, London

    Claremorris Open Exhibition International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Claremorris Ireland (2008 and 2009)

    Celeste Art Prize: A Survey Of British Painters The Old Truman Brewery London and Lyon and Turnbull Auction House, Edinburgh (2006 and 2007)

    Salon Des Fables: Le Radeau Cours des Arts, St Emilion, France (2007)

    Salon Des Fables: Les Premières Illuminations and Grand, Mais Petit Aussi (2006) Cour des Arts, St Emilion, France

    Winter and Summer Exhibitions (2004, 2005 and 2006) Galerie De Roos Van Tudor Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

    Royal Academy Summer Show (2006) Final selection. Royal Academy, London

    Taigh Chearsabagh Gallery (2005) Solo exhibition in association with Lewis Castle College, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    John Moores 23 (2004) Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in association with the Liverpool Biennial

     

    Representation

    Invisible Print Studio Delta House Studios, Wimbledon

     

    Awards

    NOA 14 Open Art Exhibition (2014) The South of England Prize, The University of Chichester Award

    The London Group Centenary Open (2013) The Winsor and Newton Prize for Painting and Drawing

    BEEP Wales International Contemporary Painting Prize (2012) Winner of the BEEP People’s Prize

     

    Publications

    NOA 14 The 18th National Open Art Exhibition (2014) Barrington Publications

    The London Group Centenary Open (2013) Exhibition catalogue ISBN 978-0-9545238-9-3

    I’d like to see the Governor now please ... or ... whoever is in charge (2012) Parfitt Gallery. ISBN 978-0-956547-6-0

    The Threadneedle Prize (2012) Exhibition catalogue; ISBN 978-0-9560219-6-0

    BEEP Wales International Contemporary Painting Prize (2012) Exhibition catalogue (on-line)

    The Zeitgeist Open Exhibition (2012) Exhibition catalogue (on-line)

    Call Me Ishmael: An Exhibition on the Theme of Moby-Dick (2011)          Parfitt Gallery. ISBN 978-0956547422

    Marmite Prize for Painting (2011) Exhibition catalogue ISBN 978-1-905659-09-8

    Fringe MK Painting Prize (2010) Exhibition catalogue. Fringe MK Painting Prize. Milton Keynes

    Steph Goodger: Saatchi Online Critic's Choice (2009) Review by Ben Street http://magazine.saatchiart.com/articles/artnews/steph_goodger_saatchi_online_c

    Celeste Art Prize Catalogue: a Survey of British Painters (2007) Exhibition catalogue

    Celeste Art Prize Catalogue: a Survey of British Painters (2006) Exhibition catalogue

    Review of John Moores 23 (2005) Turps Banana, Issue 1, 2005

    John Moores 23 (2004) Exhibition catalogue Liverpool: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside. ISBN 978-1902700281