Biography

 

Wendy Elia works in series which explore the social and broader contexts of our times. In her portrait work she confronts our voyeurism and asks questions about the female gaze and painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion. Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form in the various series, but also within individual paintings: using a range of pictorial symbols and signifiers to extend the meaning/narrative of the works.

 

Wendy Elia trained at St Martins School of Art, London and has exhibited widely being a finalist in a number of national and international competitions which include 4 times at the National Portrait Gallery, as well as The Sovereign European Art Prize, and The Threadneedle Prize. Her work is also held in a number of public permanent art collections across the country.

 

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Exhibition Highlights

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

 

Wendy Elia – Paintings 2004 - 2016 (Solo Show)

Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts

Contemporary British Painting - Summer Exhibition 40 artists

‘Notes from China' Show - Curated by Robert Priseman, Marco Cali & Mengmeng Wang

'Shifting Subjects' group show with Sarah Lucas, Miranda Whall & Co. Arts Council Commission

Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting

@PaintBritain

Contemporary British Painting

International Women’s Day Celebration Show

WIN

 

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Royal West of England Academy - Bristol

London

The Usher Gallery

Lincoln

The West Gallery

Isle of Wight

UCS Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich

Abbey Walk Gallery

Grimsby, UK

Huddersfield Art Gallery

 

Ipswich Art School Gallery

 

Oxo Tower Wharf. Southbank

London

 

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