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Helen Sear (b.1955) studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Slade School, University College London.
Her work came to prominence in the 1991 British Council exhibition De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured extensively throughout Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Her work explores the materiality of vision, often combining hand drawn or erased elements with photography to disrupt the conventional fixed-point perspective associated with the medium. She also works with moving image and mixed media installations.
Sear was the first woman to represent Wales with a solo exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.
Her works are in several private and public collection, including National Museum Wales, Glynn Vivian Museum and Gallery Swansea Wales, Ernst & Young, Victoria and Albert Museum, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Council.