Approved: 16.08.2006

Sue Kennington

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work practice is an investigation into the possibilities of colour as a language. I use touch, geometry, and systems combined with the totally random, to arrive at an essentially expressive, romantic language. Drawing and measurement try to make an irrational world rational, and by so doing, tame it. Colour eludes measurement and the rational, slipping beyond meaning. This work is a fusion of both

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Workshops, Studio practice
  • Categories: Painting
  • Tags: abstract, geometric, colour, touch, paint, italy, abstract, geometry, colour, romantic, sensual, systems, paint, italy
 
 

Biography

My work practice is an investigation into the possibilities of colour as a language. I use touch, geometry, and systems combined with the totally random, to arrive at an essentially expressive, romantic language. Drawing and measurement try to make an irrational world rational, and by so doing, tame it. Colour eludes measurement and the rational, slipping beyond meaning. This work is a fusion of both these things, and incapable of standing without the inherent tension between colour and drawing.

CV & Education

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/MOSTRE PERSONALE

2014 SUE KENNINGTON

2007 ‘FRAME STRUCTURE’ 1998 DIPINTI RECENTI 1997 SUE KENNINGTON 1997 SUE KENNINGTON

with Adelita Husni -Bey

Magazzini dell’Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Sicily
Gallery La Veronica, Modica, Sicily SpazioArte, Perugia Italy

Morley Gallery, London Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, UK

Ipswich Museum, UK
Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK
Grace Teshima, Paris
Clarendon Studios, London
Studio 1.1, London
Palazzo Cavarretta, Trapani, Sicily Studio 1.1, London
Volcano Gallery, Swansea
Palazzo Rucellai, Firenze, Italy
Warton House, London E15
Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall Studio14, Lucca, Italy
Castello dei da Peraga, Padova,Italy Chiesa Sant’Alberto, Trapani, Sicily Ferreira Projects, London
Phoenix, Exeter
Museo Marino Marini, Florence,,Italy The Foundry, London
Century Gallery, London
Stepney Central, London
Woodlands Gallery, London
Royal Festival Hall, London
TATE, Liverpool & CamdenArtsCentre London
MIlano

MFA Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2014 @ Paint Britain Contemporary British Painting

Colour and Otherness Drawing into Making This Year’s Model

2013 Nutrimenti – Bienalle Trapani This Year’s Model

2012 BEEP Welsh Painting Prize 2011 ‘OH !NIRICA
2011 ‘UNEARTHED’
2010 ‘THREE PAINTERS’

2009 ‘CASEMINIME’
2009 ‘META-CUBO’
2009 ‘ACROSS THE CROSS’
2008 ‘PURE_PAINTING’
2007 ECO PRIZE
2006 PREMIO CELESTE FINALISTS SHOW 2006 DRAW-DRAWING
2003 14x14
2000 ASSEMBLY
1999 PASSIONATE LIVES
1997 ART FUTURES
1996 NEW CONTEMPORARIES

1995 MIART – SALON DEI GIOVANI

EDUCATION/ TITOLO DI STUDIO

1998 – 2002 GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE LONDON 1991 – 1994 CHELSEA COLLEGE ART & DESIGN

CAPITAL PROJECTS/PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2001 WINCHESTER THEATRE – 30 M WALL PIECE Southern Arts Principle Consulting Artist

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

1998 – 2000

RESIDENCIES

2015 2012 2006 ,

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Curator at LIFT GALLERY, LONDON (shows included: Tomoko Takahashi, Angela de la Cruz, George Shaw, Andrew Olssen )

CILL RIALAIG
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER MILCHOF/ACAVA

IRELAND Vermont, USA Berlin, GERMANY

- Paintings in Hospitals

La Veronica Arte Contemporanea Nuove Grafiche, Perugia Italy

‘Alternatives’ Andrew Lambirth

Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Centro Arte Dedalo – Italy
Two week intensive residential course

University of the Arts London - Coventry University - Liverpool University

PUBLICATIONS

2007 1997

CRITICAL REVIEWS

1998 (Feb/March)

TEACHING

2012 - 2013 1998 – 2007

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‘FRAME STRUCTURE” ‘SUE KENNINGTON’

LONDON MAGAZINE

text by Luigi di Corato

www.suekennington.com

PROFESSOR OF PAINTING COLOUR WORKSHOP