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BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

2009 PhD by publication University of Wales Newport
1981-1983 University College London Slade School, HDFA
1975-1979 University of Reading Fine Art Department, BA (hons) 1st Class

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 New Photographs​ : Klompching, New York

2015 …the rest is smoke ​: representing Wales at the 56th Venice Biennale

2014 Pastoral Monuments : ​Rencontres Internationales, Gaspésie, Canada

2013 Lure : ​Oriel Davies, Newtown, national touring exhibition

2012 Sightlines : ​Klompching Gallery New York USA
         Beyond The View​, Bildkultur, Stuttgart

2011 Pond : ​Crescent Arts Scarborough

2010 Beyond The View​ : ​Klompching New York

2009 Beyond The View​ : ​Hoopers Gallery London
         Display ​: g39, Cardiff
         Inside The View : ​Klompching Gallery New York USA

2007 Plantasia :​ Locws 3. Swansea reference library.

2006 Gallery Harmonia :​ Jyvaskyla Finland

2005 Grounded : ​Leeds Metropolitan Gallery

2004 Inside the View :​ Le Parvis, Tarbes, France

2003 Grounded​ : Impressions Gallery, York
         Spot​ : Yard Gallery, Nottingham
         Hide​ : Ffotogallery Cardiff

2002 Light Seeking Transparency ​ArtLab 17, Imperial College, London

2000 The Whole Story : ​Maidstone Library and Museum
         Solo Show​ : Zelda Cheatle Gallery London
         Solo Show​ : Axel Thieme Galerie Darmstadt
         Unsettlement :​ Zinc gallery, Stockholm

1999 Between There and Now​ : Impressions Gallery, York. Touring exhibition.
         Twice…Once :​ Angel Row Nottingham

1998 Twice... Once :​ Anderson O’Day, London

1997 Unseen : ​Rack Gallery, London
         Moments Apart : ​Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London

1994 - 96 Gone to Earth​ : John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh;
                Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Montage Gallery, Derby

1992 Threshold : ​Gray Gallery, North Carolina, USA

1985 Between Us​ : Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

1983 Some kind of balance​ : Battersea Arts Centre, Women in Art Education Conference

1980 ICA Staircase Project, installation

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 The Moon and a Smile​ : Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery Swansea

2015 LOOK / 15 : ​Victoria Gallery and Museum Liverpool
        Double Take: Photography and the Garden : ​Hestercombe Gallery Somerset
        A selection of Pavilions : Artists of the Venice Biennale.​ Town Hall de’ Paauw, Wassenaar

2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ​London
         About Face : ​Klompching Gallery, New York

2012 A World Away : ​Dryham Park Gloucestershire
         New Perspectives: Landscape Art in Wales since the 1970s : ​National Museum Wales
         Hijacked 111 : ​Quad, Derby, ​Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia, ​Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane ​ACP, Sydney

2011 Portmanteau : ​Halle 14 Leipzig
         Paris Photo : ​Aperture Foundation New York
         National Eisteddfod : ​Wrexham, Wales
         Mostyn Open : ​Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

2010 We Have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans ​: Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
         Nothing Is In The Place : ​Krakow (Photo month)

2008/2009 (Not) a Photograph​ : Obaine Galerije Piran, Slovenia
2008 same as it ever was​ : Chelsea Future Space, London (catalogue)
         The Change​ : KvadraT Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia

2007 Tamed and Framed : ​Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston

2006 Ayermanana​ : Faculty Fine Arts, Cuenca, Spain
         Landed​ : FSM Gallery, Florence, Italy
         Forest Dreaming :​ Institute for Contemporary Art in Nature
         Z15 :​ Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida

2005 La Mirada Reflexiva :​ Espai D’Art Contemporani de Castellon, Spain
         (with Robert Longo and Perejaume )

2004 About Face​ : Hayward Gallery, London
        Je t’envisage, la disparition du portrait :​ Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
        Polaroid : ​39, London
        Big Tits Rule​ : 1000,000 mph Project Space London

2003 Cara a Cara​, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
          Photo Espagna​, Madrid, Spain

2002 Unscene :​ Gasworks, London
         Soul Windows​ : Domo Baal, London

2001 Gone Missing​ : Frederieke Taylor Gallery, 535 West 22nd, New York.
         Solid State​ : Kettles Yard, Cambridge

2000 Tierisch :​ Galerie Ahlers, Göttingen, Germany
         UK Art 2000​ : Almstrasse Mitte, Berlin
         Before Now...and After​ : The Clock House, Clerkenwell
         The Wreck of Hope​ : Nunnery Gallery, London
         Group show​ : Axel Thieme Galerie, Darmstadt
         Chora​ : Underwood Street, London

1999 Beweise einer Existenz​ : Kunstraum Siegert, Basel, Switzerland

1998 Here to Stay​ : Arts Council of England purchases from the 1990’s
         Other Worldly​ : Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
         Inside​ : Artlab project at Imperial College, London

1997 A Quality of Light​ : Office of Art project, Tate Gallery, St. Ives

1996 Myth & Landscape​ : Delphi, Greece (commissioned)

1995 Blindfield​ : Coventry Gallery, London

1994 Lustre​ : Tower Bridge Piazza, London

1993 Arte E Altro​ : Giovanni Artisti, Rome, Italy (catalogue)
         Full Circle​ : Mostra British School at Rome (catalogue)
         Photographs​ : Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
         Moments of Capture​ : 2 person show, Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Macedonia
         Writing and Difference : ​Galerie B, Istanbul (catalogue)
         Indivisible​ : Valencia, Spain and Southampton City Art Gallery

1992 Volcano : ​Oriel, Cardiff (catalogue); Street Level Gallery, Glasgow
         Once Removed​ : Anderson O’Day Gallery, London (two person show)

1991 Pivot​ : Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno and Philadelphia (catalogue)
         Barrage​ : Ffotogallery, Cardiff
         A Place for Art​ : The Showroom, London
        Decomposition : ​Constructed British Photography: British Council touring Latin America
(catalogue)

1990 Summer Show :​ Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London

1989 Greenhouse/Yellow Lemon : ​Two installations in collaboration with Sharon Morris -
         Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; Spacex, Exeter; Chisenhale Gallery, London
         Late Night Window Shopping​ : Roath Park Greenhouse, Cardiff

1988 Transformations​ : Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

1987 In Perpetuity​ : 'New Arts Consort'

1986 Eight Days​ : Midland Group, Nottingham; Zap Club, Brighton

1985 Diving for Pearls and Playing with Fire​ : National Film Festival
         After a Fashion​ : Camerawork, London

1984 Stress Redress​ : London Film-Makers Co-op, Arts Council

1982 The Power and the Glory​ : ICA Young Contemporaries

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Al Dabbah Group
Arts Council of Wales
Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council
British Council, Rome
British Telecom
Bupa
Department of Trade and Industry
Ernst & Young
Glynn Vivian Museum and Gallery Swansea Wales
National Museum Wales
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Manfred Heiting
Collection Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Paul Wilson Collection
Reader’s Digest Collection
South Glamorgan County Council
Tetrapak
Texaco Collection
Unilever
Victoria and Albert Museum – Z Portfolio
Virgin Communications Collection

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 Selected to represent Wales at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015

2013 The Wakelin Award for video Chameleon: contemporary art collection Glyn Vivian Art
Gallery and Museum

2012 Inside The View nominated for best international photography book at Photo Espagna

2011 Joint first prize Visual Art at National Eisteddfod
2011 Major Creative Wales Award, Arts Council Wales

2004 Arts Council and University of Sunderland International Photography Fellowship,
Jyvaskyla Finland

1996 Artist in Residence, Electronic Imaging, Oxford Brookes University

1993 Abbey Awardee, British School at Rome

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REVIEWS

2015 ...the rest is smoke: monograph published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff / Wales in Venice
‘Perspectives on Place: Theory and practise in landscape photography’ J.A.P. Alexander,
Bloomsbury Publishing, London
2013 Brisées: Bookwork published by GOST
2012 Inside the View: monograph published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff
Hijacked 3, Australia/United Kingdom, Big City Press, Western Australia
2011 Aperture, May 2011, with text by Jason Evans
2010 The New Yorker : May 24th Vince Aletti
2009 Portfolio: 50th edition
Frieze: http://www.frieze.com/shows/review/helen_sear/
Hotshoe International: Peggy Roalf
Tale Bookwork published by g39 Cardiff. Text David Chandler.
2006 Face. The New Photographic Portrait. Thames and Hudson
Stilled. published by IRIS and Ffotogallery
2005 Photoworks Journal Autumn /Winter 2005-2006. Text David Campany
Work in Progress Published by IPRN
2003 Masquerade Published by Ffotogallery. Text Caryn Faure Walker
Guardian review ‘Beauty and the beast’, Alfred Hickling August 21st
Spot; published by Yard Gallery text: Stuart Cameron
Art Monthly (November) Martin Herbert
2002 “Natural’s Not in It” John Slyce Portfolio no. 35
2001 Twice published by Zelda Cheatle Press essays by David Bate and Sharon Morris
“Solid State” Kettles Yard Cambridge
2000 The Whole Story: Published by Photoworks.
Hotshoe International May/June Jean Wainwright.
1999 Public Sightings Cornerhouse Publications
BJP 18.8.99 Grace Lau interview
“Chora” catalogue. Sue Hubbard and Simon Morley
Contemporary Visual Art No 24. Hugh Stoddart.
1998 “Here to stay: Arts Council Collection purchases of the 1990’s” catalogue;
Hayward Gallery Publishing Ltd, London
Art Monthly No.216 Valerie Reardon
Contemporary Visual Arts Issue 17. Sue Hubbard
1997 Time Out Nov 12th Martin Herbert
Art Newspaper, June Richard Prinsent
Time Out, June 11th-18th Sue Hubbard.
1995 Coil - Journal of the moving image, no. 2
Portfolio magazine No 22. Caryn Faure Walker
Creative Camera, Russell Roberts
“Untitled”, Stuart Cameron
A & D “The Contemporary Sublime” A & D “The Photographic Image”
“Gone to Earth” John Hansard Gallery Southampton
1993 Creative Camera, CC25
Arts Review, January (Critics Choice)
City Limits, 7th January, Robin Dutt
Time Out, 30th December to 6th January, Sarah Kent
1992 Women’s Press Diary
Art Vu, Contemporary South Eastern Visual Arts, vol. 6 U.S.A
1991 Creative Camera, CC12, Carol McKay
1989 Arts Review, July
1980 Flash Art (Britain), no 100 Marc Chaimowicz