Approved: 08.09.2016

Pippa Eason

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 08.09.2016



    Artist Statement

    Pippa Eason (b.1993), is a contemporary artist, based in Manchester. Highlighted shows include, ‘Empty Vessels’, Scaffold Gallery, August 2018, Manchester. ‘Extended Call’, Subsidiary Projects, September 2018, London, ‘FIG.1 LIMELIGHT’, Muddy Yard, December 2018, London, solo ‘The Ball of My Foot’, SEAGER Gallery, April 2019, London, ‘FUN’ GRAFT Gallery, October 2019, Lancaster, and ‘Much Too Shy’ AIR Gallery, July 2020, Manchester, and her latest solo project Funny Blurry  Everything Hazy produced and curated by MDP, PINK Manchester, September 2021, and Objects at Play, a duo with Charlotte Dawson for Middlesbrough Art Weekender, September 2022.


    Eason’s work makes observations of current and historical popular culture through the medium of sculpture. Her practice embraces a hand-crafted output, hinting at her early abstracted memories of domestic objects or toys. Her sculpture is ambiguous, though aims to pick up on - and visually start to unpick - trends in art, fashion, and particular moments pop culture, mapping the direct impact aesthetic shifts in contemporary culture have on visual artists. She makes work to inhabit a space, to twist and curl around it playfully, ‘serious play' being intrinsic to Eason’s practice. She uses nostalgia as a tool, with gentle humour.


    CV & Education

    Selected: Group Shows


    ‘TPA X MUESLI Projects’, April 2016, Funf at Threshold Festival, Liverpool


    ‘A Message out of The Big Blue’, June 2016, Another Vacant Space, Berlin


    ‘Group Show 1: Taction’ September 2016, serf, Leeds


    ‘Glitter is not Gold’ 2016, Four Words: MARKET, curated by Alan Dunn, September 2016, Leeds


    ‘Isthisit? AFK’, November 2016, New Cross, London


    ‘An Evening With isthisit?’, December 2016, Suffolk


    ‘I miss you, Blockbuster’ March 2017, isthisit? London


    ‘An Offering to Baba Yaga’, March 2017, serf, Leeds


    ‘Is This Real Lyf??’, June 2017, B&D studios, Newcastle.


    ‘Small world’, PS Mirabel, July 2017, Manchester


    ‘Dishwasher Safe’, System Gallery, August 2017 Newcastle


    ‘Cluny X Misugo’, The Whitworth Gallery, September 2017, Manchester


    Sluice Biennial, September 2017, Hackney, London


    ‘A City of Two Tales,’ April 2018, Depot Studios, Manchester


    Tough Matter X Site Gallery, July 2018, Sheffield


    ‘Empty Vessels’, Scaffold Gallery, Bankley Gallery, August 2018, Manchester


    ‘Extended Call’, Subsidiary Projects, September 2018, London


    ‘Sense’, Spanish City, November 2018, Newcastle


    ‘FIG.1 LIMELIGHT’, Muddy Yard, December 2018, London


    ‘Friends of Fuzzy Memory’, CASS Gallery, May 2019, Manchester


    AIR Gallery Open, August 2019, Manchester


    ‘ABSINTHE 3’ Spit & Sawdust, September 2019, London


    FUN’, GRAFT Projects, October 2019, Lancaster


    ‘LGM-1’ The Function Suite, February 2020, London


    ‘Much Too Shy’, Air Gallery, July 2020, Manchester


    ‘Emergence’, public sculpture, Basement Arts Project, June 2021, Leeds


    Thought Forms, PS Mirabel, curated by Linda Hemmersbach, June 2022, Manchester



    Selected: Solo shows


    ‘The Vitrines: Pippa Eason’ curated by William Clarke, March 2016, Set the Controls for The Heart of The Sun, Leeds


    ‘Set in Stone’, October 2016, residency and exhibition at Basement Arts Project, Leeds


    ‘The Ball of My Foot’, curated by Lucy Cowling, April 2019, Seager Gallery, London


    ‘Funny Blurry and Everything Hazy’, curated and produced by MDP, September 2021, PINK, Manchester


     Selected: Duo shows


    ‘Penny Idol$’ White Cloth Gallery, July 2016, with Emily Tomasso, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds


    ‘FILLA’, with designer Bruï Studio, January 2017, Lamberts Yard Gallery, Leeds


    ‘Still Scrolling’ with Ellie Hoskins, February 2017, The Trophy Room, Liverpool


    ‘IN THE PINK’, with Joseph Cotgrave, April 2017, serf, Leeds.


    SubLIME s l i m e’ with Zoe Molloy at Goldtapped Gallery, January 2018, Newcastle


    Objects at Play, with Charlotte Dawson, Middlesbrough Art Weekender, September 2022, Middlesbrough


    Selected: residencies | internships | talks | interviews | publications


    ‘7 Second Tour’, in association with Basement Arts Project, December 2015, opening for publication, Leeds Art Gallery


    Internship for ‘Filming Sculpture’ May-June 2016, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds


    ‘Doremifasolasido’ Residency August 2016, Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria


    Penny Idols Artists In Conversation, with Emily Tomasso for SPUR, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield


    Launch of isthisit? Issue 2, ‘The Choice of a New Generation’, Essay contributed, The Muse Gallery, London




    Cluny Glad & Sorry Issue, November 2017, Manchester


    RUNG Magazine, Issue 1, Bristol 2018


    RUNG Magazine, Issue 2, Bristol 2019


    Prizes and awards:


    Shortlisted for the GM Prize, June 2019, Manchester


    Winner of the Great Art Prize for AIR Gallery, September 2019, Manchester


    Selected interviews written for YAC:


    Pippa Eason interviews Michaela Cullen-


    Pippa Eason interviews Juliet Fleming-


    Pippa Eason interviews Emily Stollery -


    Pippa Eason interviews Evy Jokhova-


    Pippa Eason interviews Robyn Nichol-


    Selected reviews:



    Corridor8 - - Lara Eggleton


    Corridor 8- -Robbie di Vito