Approved: 10.03.2014

Adelaide Shalhope

Artist

Approved: 10.03.2014

I'm a contemporary abstract artist working with a variety of materials, including photographs, found natural and human made objects, paper, paint, ink, graphite, etc. I follow a spontaneous exploration with my materials as I'm curious to see what relationships are formed through this process. I'm interested in surprises, accidents, mistakes, and imperfections, as these are the places where in life we learn what we most need to learn, and where our experience is at its richest. It is where beauty and joy truly exist.

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Biography

I'm a contemporary abstract artist working with a variety of materials, including photographs, found natural and human made objects, paper, paint, ink, graphite, etc. I follow a spontaneous exploration with my materials as I'm curious to see what relationships are formed through this process. I'm interested in surprises, accidents, mistakes, and imperfections, as these are the places where in life we learn what we most need to learn, and where our experience is at its richest. It is where beauty and joy truly exist.

My current work "Permission" is a series of mixed media collages on paper formed by creating large scale expressive paintings which are deconstructed - cut and torn, painted again, cut again, simplified, reduced, etc. until they are a 'whole of parts and parts of a whole' --layers of meaning in a well explored life.

CV & Education

ADELAIDE SHALHOPE

 

EDUCATION

1999   Certificate in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design, London, UK

1995   M.Ed, Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, USA

1986   B.F.A. Theater Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA   

 

ADDITIONAL ART EDUCATION

2017   Explorations in Abstraction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK

2008   Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018   Forth Valley Open Studios

2015  'Fusion' Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK

2014  'Arctic Resonance' - Exhibition of abstract photographs with Helen Grove-White, The Music Room, Lancaster, UK

2014  'Materiality' Ann Street Gallery, New York, USA

2011   Forth Valley Open Studios, UK

2011   'Wrapped Up' Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK

2006   'French Open', The French Library, Boston, USA

2005   Fort Point Channel Open, C Duell Arts, Boston, USA

2001   Solo Show, Shaw Cramer Gallery Vineyard Haven, USA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Harvard University

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Skotsolv, Norway

Cambridge, US

New York City, US

Princeton, US

Chilmark, US

London, UK

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Scottish Artists

Visual Arts Scotland

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