Approved: 16.08.2006

Lucienne Cole

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My art practice is rooted in popular culture, encompassing Performance, Video, Photography, Drawing/Painting, Print and Collage, reflecting and highlighting the slippages between fantasy and reality in everyday life. I also DJ, both in an Art Context and club-nights. My playing of records has been described as "a secular activity”.

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      Artist Statement

      My art practice is rooted in popular culture, encompassing Performance, Video, Photography, Drawing/Painting, Print and Collage, reflecting and highlighting the slippages between fantasy and reality in everyday life. I also DJ, both in an Art Context and club-nights. My playing of records has been described as "a secular activity”.

      Brian Eno said- “POP is about creating new and imaginary worlds and inviting people to join them”- I think that’s more or less what I do with my work, partularly with my Performances:  "Cole explores art as a form of entertainment and celebration, often engaging people in public spaces where a group of people or a community become the process of the work, allowing her practice to operate in multiple contexts. There is a collective association , where everyone can meet on the same plane through combining nostalgia and familiarity with a do it yourself attitude and aesthetic".

      In the last few years I have returned to Drawing which has become increasingly important and I have begun screenprinting on paper and fabric. My ventures across media constantly inform each other and I have become particularly interested in colour, pattern and movement and their relationship with music, in creating harmony and rhythm, fusing my interests and taking inspiration from architecture, interiors, objects, textiles, fashion history, dance and music. I am interested in the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, (complete work), where architecture, interiors and clothes, represent a person’s identity. 

      CV & Education

      Qualifications and training: 

      2004 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art & Design.

      1991-1994 - BA Fine Art, Liverpool John Mooore's University.

      Residencies: 

      2017- Open Field Residency at Cass School of Art, London Met University.  

      2014 - Artquest, 3 Months in Berlin. 

      2009/10 - Artist in Residence, New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands.

      2005 - Artist in Residence, Grizedale Arts, The Lake District.   

      Solo exhibitions:

      2011 - IN THE BALANCE, Malgras Naudet, Manchester.

      Group exhibitions:

      2018 - EYEBALL PLEASERS, Studio Member's Exhibition, Lewisham Arthouse, London

      2017 - THE CRITIC AS ARTIST, Reading Museum & Art Gallery. 

      2012 - THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO, ( an exhibtion about The Smiths),The Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester.

      2012 - THE LONDON OPEN, The Whitechapel, London.

      2008 - THE GOLDEN RECORD, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

      2007 - GRIZEDALE ARTS,  Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne.

      2007 - ENCORE PACIFICA, (Video show), Flaggfabrikken, Norway

      2007 - AMONG THE LIVING, Touring Exhibition & Skate Events

      2005 - ART FUTURES, Bloomberg Space, London.

      2002 - THE WILD FRONTIER, The Independent, Liverpool Biennial.

      Performances: 

      2018- REACH, Lewisham Arthouse, London

      2017- AN OUNCE OF FLOUNCE, Cass School of Art, London Met University. 

      2015- BITS & PIECES, Tintype Galery, London. 

      2014 - BERLINBERLIN, Performance/Slideshow and In Conversation with Michael Bracewell, Swebenbourg Hall, London. 

      2012 - SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM, The Whitechapel, London.

      2011 - WOMEN WITH POWERFUL VOICES, ( DJ Set & Visuals), The ICA, London.

      2010 - 67 MADE IN HEAVEN, The Bingo Hall, Whitstable Biennial, Whitstable.

      2010 - IS THAT ALL THERE IS?/I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU ( LET'S KEEP DANCING), 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London.

      2010 - MIX UP/MOVE ON UP (ITS NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE TO ME), Salon Contemporary at Wolf & Badger Concept Store, Selfridges, London.  

      2010 - NIGHT AND DAY, Modern Art Oxford.

      2010-PARTY PIECE, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands.

      2008 - BE SEEING YOU, The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor.

      2008 - HERE+NOW+THE FUTURE, Ikon Eastside, Birmingham.

      2008 - HI FIDELITY HI, The Whitechapel, London.

      2008 - THE WHITWORTH SOCIAL, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

      2007 - HI FIDELITY HI, Media Art Bath, Widcombe Social Club.

      2007 - HI FIDELITY HI, Itchy Park 4, Limehouse Town Hall, London.

      2006 - SHA LA LA, Itchy Park 3, Limehouse Town Hall, London.

      2006 - IKEBUKURO A GO GO, Seven Samurai, with Grizedale Arts, Ikebukuro,Tokyo, Japan. 

      2006 - DANCE TO MUSIC , The Museum of Sorrow, Union Chapel, London.

      2006 - THE MUSEUM OF SORROW, Hoxton Hall, London.

      Commissions:

      2011 - AS TEARS GO BY, Supernormal, Braziers Park,  Oxfordshire.

      Projects: 

      2009 - RULES & REGS, Radar, Loughborough University, Loughborogh. 

      2008 - THE WHITWORTH SOCIAL, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

      2006 - IT'LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME, Virtually Grizedale and A/Foundation, Liverpool Biennial.

      2006 - SEVEN SAMURAI, with Grizedale Arts, Tokyo, Japan.

      2005 - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, Radio Programmes for Brick FM, Grizedale Arts. 

      2003 - THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY, Arts Transpennine.

      1999 - PS.THE ARTI-SOCIAL CLUB, Liverpool Biennial.