Approved: 29.04.2019

Natalie Seymour

Artist, Maker, Technician

Approved: 29.04.2019

My work captures buildings in a state of dereliction and shows the confusing nature of exploring abandoned places where one decaying element often blurs into the next. I experiment digitally with a painterly aesthetic and collage elements from my photographic documentation to build each composition. I aim to capture the essence of these places before they disappear.

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Biography

My work captures buildings in a state of dereliction and shows the confusing nature of exploring abandoned places where one decaying element often blurs into the next. I experiment digitally with a painterly aesthetic and collage elements from my photographic documentation to build each composition. I aim to capture the essence of these places before they disappear.

CV & Education

Employment:
September 2018 - Present - Art Technician at Finham Park School, Coventry.

Education:
2013 - 2016 - BA Fine Art, Coventry University – First Class Honours Degree
2012 - 2013 - Art & Design Foundation Course, Coventry University - Distinction

Exhibitions:
(Current) 2019 - 'Next Wave Associate Showcase', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2019 - 'The Coventry University Drawing Prize', Class Room Gallery, Coventry
2018 -  'The Coventry Open 2018', The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
2018 - 'Coventry Art Prize', Class Room Gallery, Artspace, Coventry
2018 - 'Members and Associates 2018', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2018 - 'Next Wave', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2018 - Coventry University Degree Show 2018, Coventry
2018 - 'Open All Media', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2018 - 'Abandoned Places' Ground Floor Solo Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2017 - Solo Exhibition at The Gallery, Kenilworth
2017 - 'Members and Associates 2017', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2017 - 'The Future' Commission for Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Coventry Evening Telegraph Building
2017 - Solo Exhibition at Stan's Cafe to coincide with Heritage Open Days, Birmingham
2017 - Solo Exhibition, Drapers Bar, Coventry
2017 - 'Regeneration', Artists Workhouse, Studley
2017 - 'Ruinous' Solo Exhibition, The Lewis Gallery, Rugby
2017 - 'Coalesce' Solo Exhibition, City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry
2017 - 'Photographic Prize 2017', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2017 - 'New Art West Midlands', Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2016 - 'Observations on Art Production in Coventry', City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry
2016 - 'Next Wave', RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2016 - 'Weeds and Dust', The Glass Box Gallery, Coventry
2016 - 'Free Range', The Old Truman Brewery, London
2016 - 'Fully Furnished', Fine Art Degree Show, Coventry University
2016 - 'Coventry Open', Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
2016 - 'The Coventry University Drawing Prize', The Lewis Gallery, Rugby & The Atkins, Hinckley
2016 - ‘Two Staff Two Students’, The Lanchester Gallery, Coventry
2015 - 'Box Room', The Glass Box Gallery, Coventry & The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry
2015 - 'Evanescent', Solo Exhibition, Coventry Artspace
2014 - '3 City Link', Lanchester Gallery, Coventry
2014 - 'Coventry Open', Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
2014 - ‘Launch’, Bishop Gallery, Coventry
2014 - ‘It Is What It Is’, First Year Fine Art Show, Coventry University
2013 - Foundation and Fine Art Degree Show, Coventry University

Awards & Residencies:
2017 - 'Visitor's Choice' for 'Rebuild 2' at the 'Regeneration' exhibition at Artists Workhouse
2017 - 'Highly Commended' for 'Rebuild 2' at the 'Regeneration' exhibition at Artists Workhouse, Sponsored by Compton Verney
2017 - 'AG Photographic Prize' - Photographic Prize 2017, RBSA Gallery
2016 - ‘Next Wave Associate’ - Next Wave, RBSA
2016 (Residency TBC) - Winner of the Coventry University Drawing Prize residency at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
September 2016 - Awarded studio space to develop work after University at Coventry Artspace - Resulting exhibition March 2017
2012 - Winner of the MTA Technology Design and Innovation Challenge
2012 - First Place, Young Persons Award for Design and Innovation, Rotary Districts 1060 & 1210