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Born 1979, Cambridge, UK; lives and works in London

 

 

Education

 

 

2003–2005

MFA Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

1998–2002

BA Honours Fine Art, University of Newcastle

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

 

2020

Osmosis, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London

2019

Iris, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

2018

Field, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

 

Pregnant Landscape, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London

2016

Solo presentation of the works in the collection, The Saatchi Gallery, London

2015

Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2013

The Presence of People and Shapes, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2012

Phoebe Unwin, The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011

Man Made, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2009

Making an Outside Space Theirs, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

2008

Feelings and Other Forms, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2007

A Short Walk from a Shout to a Whisper, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

2006

The Grand and the Commonplace, Wilkinson Gallery, London

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

2020

Home and Unhome, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Contemporary Art Centre, Chongqing, China

 

Pericolante, Arcade, London / Vortic

 

Le Realtà Ordinarie, Banca di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2019

Cet Elixir, Moly-Sabata Fondation Albert Gleizes, Sablons, France

 

The Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2018

The Day in the Evening, Space K, Seoul

2017

31 Women, Breese Little Gallery, London

 

Portrait (for a screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Tenderpixel, London

 

La Diablesse, Tramps, London

2016

Towards Night, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

 

Ghosts of Other Stories: The British Council Collection, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

 

Walk Through 500 Years of British Art, Tate Britain, London

 

Illusive Flowers, Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

2015-2016

One Day Something Happens: Paintings of People, A selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery National Touring Exhibition

2014

Emotional Resources, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

 

A Poem for Raoul and Agnes, Selected by Sherman Sam, Ancient and Modern, London

 

I Cheer a Deadman’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

 

Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, CAS, London

 

Somos Libres II: Works from the Mario Testino Collection, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin

2013

Art from Britain and Poland since 1990, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

2012

Recent British Painting, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

2010-2011

British Art Show 7, Hayward Touring Exhibitions; Nottingham, London, Glasgow and Plymouth

2010

Le Deuil, IFF, Marseille, France

 

Fade Away, Gallery North, Newcastle

2009

Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London

 

Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London

 

The Voice and Nothing More, Slade Research Centre, London

 

Rant, Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles

 

Commissioned artwork contribution for Voids: A Retrospective of Empty Exhibitions, a publication made in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bern and JRP/Ringier of Zurich "…avant il n’y avait rien, après on va pouvoir faire mieux.", CIRCUIT, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lausanne

2008

M25 Around London, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx Art Centre, Mallorca

 

Jeckyll Island, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

 

Notations: a celebration of John Cage, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

2007

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

 

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

 

Saturn Falling, The Corridor, Iceland

 

Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper, Art Work Productions, London

 

The Contended Heart, W139, Amsterdam

2005

Between Courage and Coincidence, IBID Projects, Vilnius

 

Augnablik: The Blink of an Eye, Govett-Kerr, Hoxton Square, London

 

Milk Gallery Presents Current Slade Painting, Milk Gallery, New York

 

In Between the Sole and the Heal, Globe Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2004

Summer at Cassland, Hackney, London

2002

Open, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 

 

 

Collections

 

 

 

Arts Council Collection

 

UK Government Art Collection

 

CCA Andratx, Mallorca

 

British Council Collection

 

Tate Gallery, London

 

Saatchi Collection, London

 

Southampton City Art Gallery

 

Fenberger House, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

 

Kolon Group Collection, Seoul, South-Korea

 

Collezione Maramotti, Italy

 

Collezione Di Mario Testino, Italy

 

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

 

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Jiménez-Colón Collection, Ponce

 

HSBC, London

 

 

 

Selected Publications and Catalogues

 

 

2020

Le Realtà Ordinarie, text by Davide Ferri, Banca de Bologna, Italy

2018

Field/ Phoebe Unwin, (solo), text by Declan Long and interview with Simone Menegoi, Collezione Maramotti / Silvana Editoriale, Italy

2016

The Exhibition of a Film, a book by Mathieu Copeland, Les Presses du reel, Dijon

2015

One Day Something Happens: Paintings of People, essays and interviews by Jennifer Higgie, published by the Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre, London

 

Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects, (solo), text by George Vasey, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2014

Opere Dalla Collezione Di Mario Testino, Rizzoli Publishing

2012

Recent British Painting, Grimm Gallery Publications, Amsterdam

 

The Quiet Theatre, Rosanna Mclaughlin, Sister Mag Press in association with Hobbs McLaughlin Publishing

2011

Vitamin P2, Phaidon, London

 

Sanctuary: Britian’s Artists and Their Studios, Transglobe Publishing / Thames and Hudson, London

2010

In the Days of the Comet: British Art Show 7, Hayward Gallery, London

 

Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London

2009

Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, Phaidon, New Museum, New York

 

Vides: a Retrospective, commissioned artwork for publication, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2008

Feelings and Other Forms, (solo), text by Jens Hoffmann, Wilkinson Gallery, London

2007

A Short Walk from a Shout to a Whisper, (solo), text by Max Henry, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

 

 

 

Prizes, Awards and Grants

 

 

2015

Shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women Sixth Edition in Collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery

2012

Philip Leverhulme Prize, The Leverhulme Trust

2005

The Clare Winsten Memorial Award, Slade School of Fine Art

2004

The Steer Prize for Painting, Slade School of Fine Art

2003

Arts and Humanities Research Board, full postgraduate grant (two years)

2002

Dissertation Prize, University of Newcastle

2000

Bartlett Travel Award, University of Newcastle

1999

John Christie Prize for Painting, University of Newcastle

 

 

 

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