Approved: 17.01.2015

Rosie Greenhalgh

Artist, Maker, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 17.01.2015

Working primarily with acrylic, oils and photography, I am currently interested in urban environments and landscapes, which reflect an psychological geography of alienation, marginalization and dislocation.

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        Artist Statement

        Working primarily with acrylic, oils and photography, I am currently interested in urban environments and landscapes, which reflect an psychological geography of alienation, marginalization and dislocation.

        I am a voyeur of Industrial estates and business parks. I visit on Sundays or in the evening when the usual inhabitants have left and the quiet spaces are occupied only by birds, rats and foxes.

        This environment of large steel-framed warehouses, huge roller doors, ramps, vents and extractor fans make me feel uncomfortable and bit vulnerable. There is nobody about in this alien landscape of green, red and grey corrugated metal in a state of disrepair, squatting uncomfortably on a broken and irregular patchwork of concrete and tarmac. 

        Fragmented and botched uneven surfaces are colonised by tiny delicate weeds, finding an opportunity for growth among such brutal giants of storage and business.

         

        My paintings show these large structures of steel and concrete balancing precariously on thin colour washes of paint, which drip and collapse their foundations. Expanses of white canvas suggests the space and scale of these buildings and the sense of isolation in these strange geographically marginalised, uninhabited city environments.

        CV & Education

        EDUCATION
        2006 MA Fine Art Norwich School of Art and Design
        2002 BA Hons  Fine Art 1st Class Norwich School of Art and Design
        1991 BA Hons English and American Literature  2:1 UEA

        EXHIBITIONS
        Groups Shows

        2020 Sir John Hurt Art Prize

        2020 Ty Pawb Open

        2019 PS MIrabel 2019 Painting Prize

        2019 A Little Painting Show, Dead Pigeon Gallery

        2019 End of the Lines Ex Marks the Spot

        2019 A Little Paiting Show  OA Studios

        2019 Paint Collective Interfaces Nunn's Yard Gallery

        2019 Paint in Progress Anteros Foundation

        2018 Wells Art Contemporary

        2018 Sir John Hurt Art Prize

        2016 Art Gemini

        2016 NOA

        2016 Contemporary Painters East, Freight Gallery Norwich

        2015 Platform Open, Morphets Harrogate

        2009-2014 setup & ran a business which left no time for painting
        2009 Art 18/21 Norwich, Letters Home
        2009 Harewood House Leeds, Home Truths
        2008 Kettle’s Yard open
        2008 Norwich castle Open
        2007 Eyestorm Gallery Ipswich
        2007 Atkinson Gallery Millfield Somerset

        2007 Baskerville House Birmingham
        2006 Axis Gallery Urban Spaces: the ideal, real and obsolete
        2006 Norwich School Art & Design MA Show
        2005 Martin Last Gallery Zurich
        2005 The Cut Halesworth Suffolk
        2005 Roar Gallery Norwich
        2005 The Art of Love Oxo Tower London
        2004 The Fringe at The Factory Norwich
        2004 Salthouse Norfolk
        2003 The Fringe at The Factory Norwich

        RESIDENCIES

        2020/21 Gun Brewery Sussex

        SOLO SHOWS
        2010  Theatre Royal Norwich
        2008  Horace Blue Gallery Norwich
        2007 Tricycle Gallery London

        COMMISIONS
        2007  Baskerville House Birmingham for Target Follow
        2007 Madeira  HPB
        2005 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

        ACHIEVEMENTS:
        2003 short-listed Bloomberg New Contemporaries