Approved: 13.06.2013

Mandy Payne

Artist

Approved: 13.06.2013

I am a painter/ printmaker inspired by urban landscape in particular Brutalist architectural structures. I am interested in issues of gentrification, social housing and the flux of city environments. Fascinated by the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences. I am drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided.  

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    Biography

    I am a painter/ printmaker inspired by urban landscape in particular Brutalist architectural structures. I am interested in issues of gentrification, social housing and the flux of city environments. Fascinated by the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences. I am drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided.  

    For the past 6 years I have been exploring Park Hill, the Sheffield Grade II* listed Brutalist housing estate. The development is currently undergoing regeneration which makes it an interesting place to observe. A portion of the estate has been transformed into luxury flats whilst part remains boarded up and derelict. It is the un - refurbished parts of Park Hill that I am particularly drawn to, where the memories and layers of the past are almost tangible.. I wanted to create a body of work that spoke of the displacement of the established communities and the temporality of the urban landscape.

    For my paintings I have tried to work with materials that have a physical connection with the estate itself, namely concrete and spray paint (referencing the graffiti). I have cast concrete into small canvases to work on directly, as a metaphor for the estate. The work is layered and time consuming using micro masking tapes to build up zones of flat colour then oil paint for fine detail finishing. 

    More recently as access to Park Hill is no longer possible, I have been exploring eastates in other cities, including London and Salford.

    I have also explored the same subject in print. In April 2015 I was awarded a  2 year fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop to learn stone lithography. This involves mark making directly on slabs of limestone from which multiple prints can be taken. To marry this work with my paintings I often print the lithographs on to Japanese paper which is then collaged on to concrete. 

    CV & Education

     

     

    Qualifications and training

    2013 - BA Hons Fine Art (First Class), University of Nottingham

    2010 - HND Fine Art - Sheffield College

    1995 - MDent Sci - University Leeds

    1986 - BDS - University of Manchester

     

    Awards /Achievements 

    2018 - Selected for RA Summer Exhibition

    2017 - Mark Devereux Projects Studio Book Project and awarded Commission to Collect selected by Mark Devereux Projecgts and the University of Salford Art Collection

    2017 - Nominated as an artist to watch Observer/ Guardian Rising Stars

    2017 - Shortlisted for Mall GalleriesRome Scholarship

    2017 - Selected for RA Summer Exhibition

    2016 - Selected for John Moores Painting Prize

    2016 - Selected for Contemporary British Painting Prize (CBP) and invited to join CBP group

    2016 - Selected for RA Summer exhibition

    2015 - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

    2015 - New Light Arts Prize (Valeria Sykes Award)

    2015 - Arts Council of England Award

    2015 - Awarded 2 year Fellowship in Stone Lithography at Leicester Print Workshop

    2015 - Selected for RA Summer exhibition

    2014 - Prize Winner in John Moores Painting Prize

    2014 - Runner Up in John Ruskin Prize Exhibition (Painting acquired by Ruskin Collection)

    2014 - Selected for RA Summer exhibition

    2013 - Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop

    2013 - Selected for Threadneedle Prize

    2012 - Emerging Artist Award - South Yorkshire Open, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

     

    Current Exhibitions 

    RA Summer Exhibition, London -12th June - 19th August, 2018

    'Shortlist' - Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester,9th June - 22nd July, 2018

    Future Exhibitions 

    'New Light Arts Prize, Bankside Gallery, London. 25th June - 1st July, 2018

    'Towards Each Other' - Group Drawing exhibition, 35, Chapel Walk, Sheffield, 1st - 15th July-

    'Out Of Place' - Solo exhibition of concrete paintings and lithographs, Djanogoly Gallery, University of Nottingham, 1st September - 28th October, 2018

    Salon 10 - Group exhibition curated by Rachael Pinks and Mandy Payne, The Old Lock Up Studio, Cromford, 13th October - 3rd Nov, 2018

    Past Exhibitions (Edited)

    'New Light Arts Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery, 10th March - 2nd June, 2018

    Paint North, Group painting exhibition, Lady Beck Project Space, Leeds, 28th Feb - 4th March, 2018

    'For A Burning Love', The Old Lock Up Studio, Cromford, 20th Jan - 25th Feb, 2018

    'New Light Arts Prize, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle,17th Nov - 18th Feb 2018

    Art on A Postcard, Secret Auction,London, 14-26 November, 2017

    'For A Burning Love' -The Circle, Sheffield, 10th November - 31st December, 2017

    'Utopia Deferred', Dean Clough, Halifax, 30th September- 14th January, 2018

    'Bruttal Nattura', Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester, 4th - November- 27th January, 2018

    New Light Art Prize, (Invited artist), Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 17th November - 18th February, 2018 

    Mark Devereux Projects Studio Book Exhibition, Granada Studios, Manchester (4/11/17 - 15/11/17)

    Contemporary British Masters, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China (30/10/17- 5/10/17)

    Manchester Contemporary Buy Art Fair (Represented by Zillah Bell Gallery) (27/10/17 - 29/10/17)

    'A Study In Stone' - Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, 30/9/17 - 22/10/17)

    'The Original Print Show', Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, (9/9/17 - 0/10/17)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery (5/11/16 -28/1/17)

    Harley Open, Harley Gallery (24/6/17 - 23/8/17)

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (13/6/17 -20/8/17) 

    Contemporary British Painting Group Exhibition, Art Bermondsey Project Space (25/7/17 - 5/8/17)

    Contemporary Painting in Good Health, Menier Gallery, London, (13-17/6/17)

    New Topographies, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, (17/3/17 - 13/5/17)

    Multiply, LCB Depot, Leicester, (17/2/17 - 18/3/17)

    RBA Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (22/3/17 - 1/4/17)

    RBA Rising Stars Exhibition,(10/2/17 - 12/3/17)

    P2P, Leicester Print Workshop,50 St Georges Street, Leicester LE1 1QG (3/11/16 -28/1/17)

    John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (9/7/16-27/11/16)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Riverside Gallery, Richmond on Thames  (10/9/16-22/10/16)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery (5/11/16 -22/1/17)

    Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London (17/11/16)

    Bankley Open, Bankley Open Studios, Manchester, (7/10/16 - 22/10/16 - open sat/sun 12-4)

    ONE - Saul Hay Gallery, 33aCollier St, Manchester M3 4NA

    Utopia Deferred, Corke Gallery, Liverpool (29/7/16-23/9/16)

    RA Summer Exhibition (13/6/16 -21/8/16)

    Northern Artists at Bellwood and Wright, Lancaster (14/7/16 - 29/7/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Panter and Hall, London  (29/6/16 -1/7/16)

    Utopia Deferred, Artlink, Hull (21/5/16- 2/7/16)

    Nottingham University Graduate Residents Show, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (9/6/16 - 23/6/16

    Salon 8, The Old Lock Up Studio, Cromford (22/4/16 -24/4/16)

    John Moores Painting Prize 2014 China, Misheng gallery, Shanghai (28/3/16- 15/5/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Mercer Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate (20/2/16 - 12/6/16)

    'Drawing Mela', Harrington Mills Studios, Long Eaton, Nottingham (10/4/16 - 24/4/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Mercer Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate (20/2/16 - 12/6/16)

    2015

    'Christmas mixed exhibition' - Bellwood and Wright, Lancaster

    National Open Art Exhibition, 2015 (Royal College of Art, London)

    New Light Art Prize, 2015 (Bowes Museum and Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and Panter and Hall, London)

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

    'Autocatalytic Future Games' - No Format, London SE18 5NR

    'Overlooked' - Scottish Queen, Park Hill, Sheffield (Curated by S1 Arts)

    'Picturing Sheffield', Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, 2015, 

    2014

    John Moores Painting Prize, 2014, (Prize winner)

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014,

    National Open Art Competition ,2014 (Somerset House, London),

    John Ruskin Prize 2014, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Trinity Buoy Wharf London

    Threadneedle Prize 2013 -(Mall Galleries, London)

    University of Notttingham Degree Show, Djanogly Gallery, 2013  , 

    Harley Open Exhibition, Welbeck, 2015 and 2013,

    Derby Open Exhibition, Derby City Art Gallery 2011 and 2009 -

    South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 2009, 2010 and 2012

     

    Collections

    Work held in private collections in UK, Canada, America, Europe and Australia and the following public collections:

    Ruskin Collection. Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

    Priseman- Seabrook Collection

    Newlight Art Collection