Approved: 27.11.2015

Helen Stokes

Artist

Approved: 27.11.2015

I draw inspiration from contemporary visual stimuli - pavements, football fields and rubber gloves – and from my engagement with images of the Classical past. I read into the stuff of antique lands - teetering columns and crumbling arches - the ruins of Shelley’s colossal wreck. The images I produce are playful reinterpretations of the artefacts of other cultures. I make new structures

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      Biography

      I draw inspiration from contemporary visual stimuli - pavements, football fields and rubber gloves – and from my engagement with images of the Classical past. I read into the stuff of antique lands - teetering columns and crumbling arches - the ruins of Shelley’s colossal wreck. The images I produce are playful reinterpretations of the artefacts of other cultures. I make new structures from the remnants of others, as a way of reconsidering what we belong to and what belongs to us.

      CV & Education

      2017 (Solo Shows)

      • May 2017: S E A S C R I P T, Access Space, 12th-31st May
      • June 8th-14th 2017: BOAT (for Peter), Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk
      • June 21st - July 1st 2017: BOAT (for Peter), APG Works, Sheffield

      2017 (Group Shows)

      • Take me 2 ur dealer ;), Glasgow Open House Arts Festival, April-May 2017
      • m e l t @ The Icing Room, 493 Forest Road, London, E17 5LD, 28th - 29th Jan
      • It's Complicated, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, Fri 31st March - 4th April

      2016 (Group Shows)

      • Studios Showcase 16, Bloc Projects, 5th-12th February, Sheffield, 
      • March 4th-11th (Exhibition of work by StudioBook artistscurated by Mark Devereux Projects, ArtWork Atelier, Manchester)
      • June 4th-5th Icing Room, London E17
      • September 29th - October 2nd, Icing Room, London E17 (ARTLICKS WEEKEND)
      • F.R.E.E. (Front Room Experimental Experience), Dec 17th-18th, Sheffield

      2015   (Group Shows)

      • The Haworth Prize, New English Art Club exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
      • Urban Stillness, Cupola Gallery off-site exhibition, Sheffield
      • Stillness, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (Arts Council funded show)
      • The Harley Open, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

      2013   (Group Shows)               

      • Juju Showcase Spectacular, Corn Exchange, Leeds
      • Hidden and Revealed, Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield
      • Nastupiste Postcard Exchange, Topol’cany, Slovakia
      • Sheffield Fringe Festival 2013
      • The Harley Open, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

       2012         

      • 20 x 20, Access Space, Sheffield
      • Pure Joy (Wins Again), Coterie Gallery, Barnsley

      2009      

      • In Between: 60 ore a Roma - 'Rome International Photography Festival', (screening of photographic work taken as a selected photographer for the project at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy)

      Prizes / Awards / Affiliations

      • (2016-17) Arts Council England funding for BOAT (for Peter)
      • (2015) Associate member of Mark Devereux Projects
      • (2015) Arts Council England funding for ‘Stillness’ exhibition
      • (2013) 'Highly Commended' (Judge’s Prize), at The Harley Open
      • (2009-2010) Full AHRC scholarship for Masters study

      Education

      • 2009-2010  London Consortium; MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies
      • 2004-2008  King’s College, Cambridge University; Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian), First Class BA Hons