Approved: 15.09.2011

Corinna Spencer

Artist

Approved: 15.09.2011
 
 

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    Biography

     

    Obsession, love and death are central to my work and explored through intimate portraits.

    CV & Education

    Coventry University
    M.A Fine Art painting 2006-2008
    B.A Fine Art painting 1993-1996
    Maidstone KIAD 1992-1993

    solo shows

    Strange And Romantic, Exeter Phoenix, Cafe gallery, 30 May – 1 July 2017
    Portrait Of A Lady, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, 19 September 2015 – 17 January 2016
    Mourning Portraits, Automatic Sweat, Salon, L.A, 10 October – 7 November, 2015
    The State She’s In, The fishbone Gallery, Coventry 17th jan – 28th Feb 2009

    curated

    Home Time, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 12 March 2016
    Lucy In The Sky, Transition Gallery, London, 5 June – 5 July 2015
    The Dream Machine, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
    Tainted Love, Down Stairs Gallery, Herefordshire, 23 Sep – 18 Nov 2012
    Tainted Love, Meter Room, Coventry, 8 June – 8 July 2012
    Tainted Love, Transition Gallery, London, 4-27 May 2012
    Tainted Love, awarded ACE grants for the arts & Coventry City Council small arts grant, May – Nov 2012

    selected group shows

    2017

    Connect/Disconnect, Watch This Space Gallery, Point Theatre, Eastleigh, 15 September 2017 – 8 January 2018
    Mardi Gras Requiem, Project Space Plus, Lincoln, 19 – 28 July, 2017                                      Plymouth Contemporary 2017 15 July – 2 September, 2017                                                 Classical Corrosive, Century Soho, London, 22 April - 30 June, 2017                                        What Is This Place?, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, 22 April – 15 July, 2017

    2016
    The Chestnut Appeal Auction, Exeter Phoenix, 10 November, 2016.
    Bankley Open, Bankley Studios And Gallery, Manchester, 8 – 22 October, 2016
    Cruel and Tender, Vacuous at Studio One Galley, London, 25th August – 11th September, 2016
    Anthology 2016, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 5 August – 20 August 2016
    Paint Her To Your Own Mind, The Lawrence Stern Trust, Shandy Hall, York, 10 July – 30 September, 2016
    Europa, Transition Gallery ShopSpace, London, 14-25 June, 2016
    Écriture Féminine, Edgar Modern, Bath, 21 February – 6 March 2016
    Home Time, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 12 March 2016
    The Names, Transition Gallery, London, 16 January – 6 February 2016
    2015
    The Names, Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair, London, 16 – 18 October 2015
    Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 10 September – 10 October 2015
    Salon 7, The Old Lock Up Studio, Darbyshire, 12 September, 2015
    Lucy In The Sky, Transition Gallery, London, 5 June – 5 July 2015
    Heads, Yellow Gallery, Varese, Italy, 17 May – 21 June 2015
    Sex Shop, Part II, Transition Gallery, London, 15 – 29 March 2015
    The Auction Of Desire, Transition Gallery, London, 20 February – 5 March 2015
    2014
    (detail), The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 19 December 2014 – 19 April 2015
    Sluice, The Hospital Club, London, 18 December 2014- 31 January 2015
    Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham, 13 December 2014 –18 January 2015.
    Bankley Open, Bankley Studios, Manchester, 10 – 26 Oct, 2014
    (detail), Transition Gallery London, 30 September – 12 October 2014
    Sex Shop, Folkestone Fringe, Folkestone Triennial, 30th August – 4th October 2014
    (detail), H Gallery, Bangkok, 5 June – 6 July 2014
    PS Mirabel Open, Manchester, 14 June – 26 July 2014
    2013
    Atomic, Transition gallery at 60 Ravenscourt Road, London, 8-15 December 2013
    Dr WHO, An exhibition in time and project space, Westgate Studios, Wakefield, 27 Nov – 15 Dec 2013
    Easel Painting, A Welsh Pavilion, Mermaid & Monster at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
    The Dream Machine, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 19 – 20 October 2013
    Ornament, Transition at Huntergather, London, 15 Oct – 24 Nov 2013
    Notorious, Theodore:Art, NYC, 22 June – 4 August 2013
    #Tweetart at Hannah Festival, Leeds, 12th-16th June 2013
    Co-Respondent, Transition Gallery, London, 16 Feb – 3 March 2013
    2012
    Crash Open Salon 2012, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 12 Dec 2012 – 12 Jan 2013
    ZAP Open 2012, London, 17 Nov – 1 Dec 2012
    Sluice 2012 Exhibition and Auction, London, 22-24 Oct 2012
    Transition at Bibliotheque, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 9 August – 15 – September 2012
    Tainted Love, Down Stairs Gallery, Herefordshire, 23 Sep – 18 Nov 2012
    Tainted Love, Meter Room, Coventry, 8 June – 8 July 2012
    Tainted Love, Transition Gallery, London, 4-27 May 2012
    Tainted Love, awarded ACE grants for the arts & Coventry City Council small arts grant, May – Nov 2012
    Tweetart, Westgate Studios, Wakefield January – November 2012
    Collectible, Zeitgeist Project Space, London, 18-28 April 2012
    Fan Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London, 5 April – 27 May 2012
    Curious Pursuits, The Portico, Manchester, 2-29 February 2012
    2011
    Strip, Transition at Sluice Art Fair, London, 15-16 October 2011
    Pulp Fictions, Transition, London, 3-25 September 2011
    Bad Art Salon, Vintage London July 2011
    Morph Plinth (travelling exhibit), inaugural exhibition, June 2011
    2010
    Here Today, The Outside World Gallery, London, 2nd – 8th December 2010
    Art blitz, Transition, London, 25-27 November 2010
    Rhizomatic, Departure, London, 1st October – 12th November 2010
    Bad Art Salon, Vintage Goodwood, 13-15 August 2010
    Alien art Trail, Latitude Festival, July 2010
    Artrix Open Bromsgrove, 6 May-13 June 2010
    HAND JOY C4RD, London 28 April-28 May 2010
    2009
    Bodies on the Edge Coventry. May 2009
    2008
    The Lock Gallery Coventry, Nov-Dec 2008
    idio – Coventry university, Fine Art, Craft and Media Arts MA Show – 2008
    Interim – Coventry University, Lanchester Gallery – 2008
    In Progress – Coventry University M.A Show – 2007
    International student print exhibition – 1997
    High Art – Coventry School of Art Degree show 1996

    awards

    Solo show award, Nottingham Castle open, 2014
    ACE grants for the arts, 2012
    Coventry City Council small arts grant, 2012

    writing

    The Reside Residency August 2011-February 2012
    Garageland Magazine 12: Fake
    Garageland Magazine 13: Paint
    Garageland Magazine 15: Collaboration
    Garageland Magazine 16: Machines
    Garageland Magazine 17: Society
    Garageland Magazine Reviews

    collections

    Century, Soho
    V&A – artists books
    Private collections UK and internationally

    interviews

    1000 Portraits on Writing In Relation, July 2015

    The Unguarded Emotion on Writing In Relation.

    Axisweb artist of the month, October 2013

    Insider Scoop: Interview with Corinna Spencer of Transition Gallery. On Whats Hot UK.

    Artists and collaboration: ‘Delicate negotiations were most enjoyable part’ on A-N

    ‘The Gift’ on The Aesthetic Trust

    ‘Painted Love’ on Culture 24

    press

    Portrait Of A Lady at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery on Criticismism, by Mark Sheerin.

    Corinna Spencer by Mark Sheerin on Degenerate Art Stream

    Arrow to the Heart – Corinna Spencer & Andrea Hannon. Co-Respondent at Transition Gallery – Part 3 by Sarah Cleaver, Garageland Blog.

    Rhizomatic on Criticismism

    Eroticism In Islington on Art Pie

    ‘Different styles provoke similar theme of change’Coventry Evening Telegraph 30.1.09