Approved: 25.03.2011

Victoria Arney

Artist, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 25.03.2011

Our extremes of natural disasters and technological dependance to recording it pose questions of experience . How does that relate to the intimate activity of drawing and painting.

My work is about drawing and the technological gap between witness and event. I am interested in cities and nature, permenance and loss and spaces where infinite chaos and order meet.
How we engage with our environment

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Further education, Adult education, Residencies, Workshops
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking
 

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    Biography

    Our extremes of natural disasters and technological dependance to recording it pose questions of experience . How does that relate to the intimate activity of drawing and painting. My work is about drawing and the technological gap between witness and event. I am interested in cities and nature, permenance and loss and spaces where infinite chaos and order meet. How we engage with our environment is a reflection of the fragility and disintergration of these spaces. And how we engage with the world. I am interested in using technology but maintaining the relationship of the hand and eye within it. Since 2011 I have worked with sites of ruin (culminating in a solo show at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Oct 2013) I work across Drawing, print, painting and film to explore individually elements that are thrown up by the images and events that I witness through the internet. In a sense I am interested in 'invisible' ruins that are cleared.

    CV & Education

    Public realm 2011 - Grayson Perry Late event at British Museum, British Museum, London Solo exhibitions 2010 - Recent works Victoria Arney, Osokool Gallery, london Group exhibitions 2013 - Bainbridge Open , Embassy Tea Gallery , Union Street London 2013 - London group 100, Mottisfont Abbey, Montisfont Hampshire 2013 - London group Centenary Show, Pitzhanger manor, London 2012 - Bite - Artists making Prints, Mall Galleries,, London 2012 - On My Behalf, Cumberalnd Hotel, London 2012 - Printmaking now, Tokyo University Gallery , Japan 2011 - Bite - Artists making Prints - Paper Award Winner, Mall Galleries, London, London 2011 - London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London Waterloo 2011 - Print and Design Now, Bearspace Gallery, London Deptford 2011 - Protest prints, Camberwell Art College, London Camberwell 2011 - Surface, Crypt Gallery - Euston, london Deptford 2011 - The Invisible Line, Piers Feetham Gallery, London 475 Fulham Road 2010 - Bounty - Artists making work about the Bounty expedition, The Morley Gallery, London 2010 - Lynn Stainers Painters Trust, Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London 2010 - National Open Art Competition, Chichester Arts Trust, West Sussex - Chichester Artist talks 2013 - Ruin as Trope, Birkbeck college, Gordon square - Peltz room London Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Arrdizzone Printmaking Award, University of the Arts London, London 2012 - Bainbridge solo Show award, Embassy Tea Gallery , london 2012 - Oaksmith Graduating Prize, UAL Camberwell, London 2011 - Bite - Artists making Prints, Mall Galleries, London, Pall Mall London

    Forth coming shows 2014 

    Bearspace gallery - dream life of debris  solo show, Southampton Art Gallery - From bomberg to Rego