Approved: 20.08.2012

Holly Rowan Hesson

Artist, Consultant, Curator, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 20.08.2012

Constructing illusory, seductive environments with industrial materials. Simultaneously disorientating and undermining the superficial sense of optimism.

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    Biography

    Constructing illusory, seductive environments with industrial materials. Simultaneously disorientating and undermining the superficial sense of optimism.

    Spatial Conversations: exploring the work of Holly Rowan Hesson

    More at: hollyrowanhesson.co.uk

     

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions 

    • Echo, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington, 2017
    • Assembly, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2016
    • New Work, & Model, Leeds, 2016
    • Only forward?, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013

    Selected group exhibitions

    • Conversation in Colour, arebyte, London, 2018
    • Micro-commission, The Art House, Wakefield, 2018
    • Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Coventry, 2017 
    • Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London, 2017 (selected by Jordan Baseman, artist and Head of Sculpture, RCA)
    • Graft, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2017
    • Phantom, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, 2017 
    • PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2016 (selected by Mark Doyle, Touchstones Gallery Curator and Collections Manager, Lisa Denyer, artist and previous winner, Magnus Quaife, artist and lecturer at MMU, Robert Miller, contemporary art collector)
    • The Manchester Contemporary, selected and presented by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2015
    • Tracing PAPER, PAPER Gallery, Manchester, 2015
    • Open House, Federation House, Manchester, 2015
    • Glitter & Gold, Cardroom, Manchester, 2014
    • MULTIPLY, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2014
    • Winter Exhibition, Artsmill, Hebden Bridge, 2014
    • Bankley Open, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2014 (selected by Kate Jesson, Curator at Manchester Art Gallery, Kwong Lee, Director at Castlefield Gallery, Chris Bloor, Co-director at &Model gallery and Peter Seal, artist and previous winner)
    • HOARD, HOARD, Leeds, 2014
    • Society of Island Universes, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2014
    • Out With The Bath Water, HOARD, Leeds, 2014
    • Artifice, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2013
    • Catalyst, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, 2013
    • Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013
    • Summer Show, Malgras Naudet, Manchester, 2013
    • DISTORT:WARP, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2013
    • Journeys and Migrations, Hand Made in Bradford, Bradford, 2012
    • Reverb, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2012
    • Northern Lights, Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, 2012

    Residencies

    • & Model residency, & Model, Leeds, 2016
    • From the Rooftops, The Penthouse NQ, Manchester, 2013

    Awards

    • Arts Council England Grants for the arts award, 2017
    • PS Mirabel Open prize commendation (selected by Mark Doyle, Touchstones Gallery Curator and Collections Manager, Lisa Denyer, artist and previous winner, Magnus Quaife, artist and lecturer at MMU, Robert Miller, contemporary art collector), 2016
    • A-n Professional Development Bursary, 2016
    • Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award, 2016
    • Arts Council Grants for the arts award, 2015
    • Castlefield Gallery/ Creative Industries Trafford individual mentoring award, 2015
    • Tracing PAPER by PAPER Gallery award, 2015
    • Bankley Gallery Open Call first prize winner (selected by Kate Jesson, Curator at Manchester Art Gallery, Kwong Lee, Director at Castlefield Gallery, Chris Bloor, Co-director at &Model gallery and Peter Seal, previous winner), 2014

    Education

    • MA Contemporary Fine Art (Distinction), University of Salford, 2013
    • Certificate in Art and Design (Distinction), Calderdale College, 2010

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    Location

    Based in Manchester, Leeds and Hebden Bridge, UK.

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