Approved: 18.02.2011

June Nelson

Artist, Editor, Gallery educator

Approved: 18.02.2011

I am interested in elusive narratives and difficult-to-grasp surfaces and edges, from mirror surfaces to cliff edges.  My processes remain ultimately painterly - underpinned by a lyrical and epigrammatic approach to an often-elusive surface and ungraspable narrative. I have an eclectic approach to working, finding media to suit different ideas — from wax,  graphite

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Biography

I am interested in elusive narratives and difficult-to-grasp surfaces and edges, from mirror surfaces to cliff edges.  My processes remain ultimately painterly - underpinned by a lyrical and epigrammatic approach to an often-elusive surface and ungraspable narrative. I have an eclectic approach to working, finding media to suit different ideas — from wax,  graphite powder and smoke, to plaster, paint and video. I have recently returned to drawing and painting and begun a new body of work influenced by old black and white news footage of bold young women playing by the sea, collecting eggs from sea cliffs or dancing on overhead girders – new stories from recurrent themes.

CV & Education

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Fine Art (Painting), BA Hons, University of Brighton
Modern Art & Modernism, Open University
English, BA Hons, University of Reading

Arts & Learning Short Courses for Artist Educators, Centre for Community Engagement, University of Sussex 2010–11
Training in Disability Awareness/Adaptive Techniques
Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Brighton, 2009

EXHIBITIONS
Artwave, Lewes (solo), 2012&2013
East Sussex Open, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, 2010
Liverpool Biennial Independents, ‘Near Distance’, Arena Gallery, Liverpool, 2006
‘Voyager’, with Brighton’s MAZE Studio Group, Abbéville, France, January 2004
‘Voyager II: Lost Highway’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton,  June 2004
‘Present’, group show of alternative printmaking, CBAT, Cardiff, 2004
‘Tools for Recognition’, 4-artist show Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, 2003
‘Watch this Space’, post-residency group show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, 2003

'Project181/Projet 181' 2004-2005. DVD of the Anglo-French Cultural exchange between ast Sussex & Picardie. Bilingual edition Ignition Network 2005.

RESIDENCIES
AA2A Scheme, Kingston University Fine Art Department, 2010–11
‘Watch this Space’ – inaugural residency at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, 2003

AWARDS & GRANTS
AccessArt ACE-funded '40 Artist Educators, 2014
Arts Council SE funding towards ‘The Cabinet of Imagined Mirrors’,  2003
Arts Council SE funding for MAZE studio group for 'Voyager' collaboration with artists from Picardy, France 2004