Approved: 09.04.2012

Gemma Cossey

Artist

Approved: 09.04.2012

My work explores the relationship and conversation between two processes: one that is intended and planned, and another that is allowed to evolve and develop intuitively and sometimes serendipitously.

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      Biography

      My work explores the relationship and conversation between two processes: one that is intended and planned, and another that is allowed to evolve and develop intuitively and sometimes serendipitously.

      CV & Education

      My work explores the relationship and conversation between two processes: one that is intended and planned, and another that is allowed to evolve and develop intuitively and sometimes serendipitously. I make experiments using pared down and repeated lines, marks and shapes; sometimes improvised, sometimes decided by initial parameters, sometimes dictated by the qualities of the material, and at other times they are simply determined by those made previously.

      I am interested in scale and the experience of seeing work at different distances; the parts and the whole, a calm minimalism of a distant gaze and something quite different revealed or discovered when the work is experienced at close hand.

      Exhibitions

      2017: Painting [Now], Studio One Gallery, London
      2017: Three100, no format, Second Floor Studios & Arts, London
      2016: Looking Up, studio 1.1, London
      2016: Summer Salon 2016, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London
      2016: John Moores Painting Prize 2016, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
      2016: ART/Converters! 2016, studio 1.1, London
      2015: The London Group Open 2015 (Part 2), The Cello Factory, London
      2015: Lines for Agnes, curated by Ruth Philo & Terry Greene, The Crypt, St. Marylebone Parish Church, London
      2015: Griffin Gallery Open, (selected by Ian Davenport, Nigel Hurst & Becca Pelly-Fry), Griffin Gallery, London
      2015: Autocatalytic Future Games, organised by playpaint, no format, London
      2015: Drawn 2015, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
      2014: Sluice _ 2014 fundraiser, The Hospital Club, London
      2014: Regulate, The Montgomery, Sheffield
      2014: Recursive Art Pie Open Call, (Curator’s choice) no format, London
      2014: ART/Converters! 2014, studio 1.1, London
      2013: First Come First Served, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London
      2013: A Score! Lion & Lamb Gallery, Sluice Art Fair, Bermondsey, London
      2013: Creekside Open 2013, selected by Paul Noble, A.P.T. Gallery, London
      2013: Discernible, Zeitgeist Arts Projects, Bond House, New Cross Gate, London
      2013: Pistols & Pollinators II, curated by Accident & Emergence, The Albert, Kilburn, London
      2013: Art Karlsruhe 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
      2012: Motorcade/FlashParade National Open 2012, Bristol
      2012: Sluice 2012 – Exhibition & Auction, Hanmi Gallery, London
      2012: Ludlow Open, Palmer’s Hall, Ludlow, Shropshire
      2012: Jam Tomorrow, A.P.T. Gallery, London
      2007: Recent Fruit, Paul McPherson Gallery, London
      2003: Recent Paintings, Tintorera, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (solo)
      2001: Recent Work, Loaf, Leicester (solo)
      2001: dave, Phoenix Yard, Leicester
      2000: Recent Paintings, Trinity House, Leicester (solo)
      2000: Leicester City Gallery Open, Leicester
      2000: Apex, Phoenix Yard, Leicester
      1998: Marathon Artistique, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France
      1998: This is what you get, Café de France, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France (solo)

      Projects

      2013 March-May: Pistols & Pollinators II, project organized and curated by Accident & Emergence in which 15 artists and 15 poets were paired up to work collaboratively over 3 months, concluding with an exhibition of outcomes at The Albert in Kilburn, London

      Residencies

      2014 April: 1 month residency at Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artisticas, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain (Support Stipend)

      Awards

      2000: Glass Page award, Leicester City Open

      Publications

      2016 July: John Moores Painting Prize exhibition catalogue
      2016 January-February: Voxel Gallery featured artist: http://www.voxelgallery.co.uk/current-exhibition/4591444987
      2015 October: London Group Open exhibition catalogue
      2015 September: Lines for Agnes exhibition catalogue: http://issuu.com/ruthphilo/docs/lines_for_agnes_publication/1
      2014 December: Axisweb’s Five2Watch Abstract Paintinghttp://www.axisweb.org/features/default/spotlight/five2watch-abstract-painting/
      2014 May: Paint Like You Mean It exhibition catalogue (longlist selection), Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
      2013 April: Discernible online catalogue, Zeitgeist Arts Projects
      2012 July: Ludlow Open exhibition catalogue
      2001 June: dave group exhibition review, Leicester Mercury
      1998 May: This is what you get solo exhibition review, Vaucluse Sud

      Education

      2004 – 2005: PGCE (secondary) Art & Design: Plymouth University
      1998 – 2000: MA European Arts & Cultures: Fine Art (Distinction): De Montfort University, Leicester; Fontys Academy, Tilburg, Netherlands; Granada University, Spain
      1993 – 1996: BA (Hons) Joint Fine Art and History of Art and Design: De Montfort University, Leicester
      1992 – 1993: Foundation Diploma: Somerset College of Arts & Technology

      Collections

      Work is held in private and public collections in the UK, France, Switzerland, Canada and Ecuador