Approved: 21.01.2021

Abi Braley

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Fundraiser

Approved: 21.01.2021

Abi Braley (b. 1998, Coventry, UK) studied at the University for the Creative Arts and is currently completing a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She engages in a multi-disciplinary practice focused mainly on object-centred installations that may also include video and/or kinetic elements.

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  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Artist Statement

Abi Braley (b. 1998, Coventry, UK) studied at the University for the Creative Arts and is currently completing a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She engages in a multi-disciplinary practice focused mainly on object-centred installations that may also include video and/or kinetic elements.

Her work fluctuates between two parallel timelines: that of objects seen in relation to each other and objects seen as windows into autobiography. The work questions the human everyday, with an emphasis on typical, mundane ‘negativities’ that one is often encouraged to suppress. Via reappropriated objects, the work reveals failure and ridiculousness as important components of a full and realistic look at life. At once visceral and considered, her practice renders as productive small aspects of the social—absurdity, clutter, stupidity, etc—that tend to be seen pejoratively. 

Her work is disinterested to technical perfection. It is instead focused on raw physicality and on the power of objects to arrest emotions. Her practice conveys truths of a messy life. By acknowledging the endemic nature of chaos and the unreliability of prediction, she generates an Alice in Wonderland-style perspective. From this position, her multi-format works assert: a tendency towards dissensus, a move away from pedestaled art, an affinity with bad art, and a certain bias towards positive sides of the negative.

 

CV & Education

EXHIBITIONS 

April 20 -  Secret Knock Zine

March 20 - Dirty Hands and Revelations II: The Great Oxidisation Event, Standpoint London

Jan 20 - WIP, RCA.

Dec 19 - Anti-prom, London Peckham.

July 19 - Britain's Home of Tomorrow- Today!, Subsidiary Projects.

June 19 - Degree Show, UCA.

May 2019 - Prop Up Shop, London.

April 19 - End of the World Party, Surrey.

November 19 - Think Thunk, The Crypt Gallery London.

Oct 18 - Dissent, linear gallery Surrey.

Aug 18 - Liminal Lemons, The Canvas Cafe.

July 18 - Liminal Lemons, Flying Dutchman.

May 18 - Steak and Beans. Maverick projects.

April 18 - When Our Lips Speak Together, James Hockey Gallery, Surrey.

 

CURATION

2016 - 2019 Black Box 

July 19 - Britain's Home of Tomorrow- Today!, Subsidiary Projects.

April 19 - End of the World Party, Surrey.

November 19 - Think Thunk, The Crypt Gallery London.

 

EDUCATION

2:1 Fine Art at the University for Creative Arts.

Currently studying a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.