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October 2017

 

‘I Used To Perspire Freely…’

A solo exhibition of small paintings by Wendy Elia

 

 

30th October - 4th November 2017

 

Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm

 

Opening

2nd November -  3:30pm - 8pm

 

and Talk and Artist Q&A - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Westminster Art Reference Library, 1st Floor (off Leicester Square)

35 St Martins Street

London

WC2H 7HP

Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

 

The Westminster Arts Reference Library sits directly behind the National gallery in London’s West End, off Leicester Square and is built on the site of Isaac Newton’s house and observatory.

 

Art Historian Marie-Anne Mancio will be visiting this as part of her Contemporary Art Day in London which you can book here.

 

 

October 2017

 

National Open Art Exhibition 2017

 

Both paintings below will be exhibited as part of the NOA’s 21st National Open Art Exhibition in the heart of London’s South Bank at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower wharf. The Exhibition will take place from the 17 – 26 Nov 2017 with Free Admission.

 

17 – 26 Nov 2017

 

21st National Open Exhibition Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

 

 

September 2017

 

Nasty Women UK

 

A weekend of art and creative events in support of End Violence Against Women

 

22 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

 

All artworks are for sale, with prices ranging from £5 to £500. All proceeds will be donated to End Violence Against Women, a leading coalition of specialist women’s support services, researchers, activists, survivors and NGOs working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms.

 

STOUR SPACE

7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London e3 2pa

 

http://www.nastywomenuk.com/

 

Little Mo Strikes Back’

13cm x 18cm, Oil on Canvas

'Psycho’

13cm x 18cm, Oil on Canvas

 

July 2017

 

The painting ‘Carmen & Luisa (Version 2)’ will be

exhibited as part of -

 

Anything Goes?

 

An Exhibition of Works by Members of Contemporary British Painting

Selected & curated by Anna McNay

 

July 25 - August 5

11 - 6pm

 

Bermondsey Project Space, 183 - 185 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW. UK

 

Anna McNay is an art writer and editor based in London. She is Assistant Editor of Art Quarterly and former Deputy Editor of StateF22 magazine.

 

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

http://project-space.london/event/anything-goes-contemporary-british-painting

 

 

 

July 2017

 

Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Orson’ will be exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in China as part of 'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century’.

 

Between the 7th July and 10th January 2018, 80 Contemporary British Paintings will go on display in four Chinese art museums for the very first time.

 

The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, 7th ​​Jul - 3rd ​​Aug 2017
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing, 10 - 23 Oct 2017
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, 24 - 31 Oct 2017
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum - 1 December 2017 - 10 January 2018.

 

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

 

January 2017

 

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Published 18/01/2017 on studiointernational.com

 

To mark the 25th anniversary of Carter’s death, this exhibition brings together works that influenced the writer and works inspired by her, creating a visceral, violent and, at times, unpalatable celebration of magic realism and fairyland pornography

 

RWA, Bristol

10 December 2016 – 19 March 2017

 

By Anna McNay

 

Click here to read review on studiointernational.com >

 

January 2017

 

Wendy Elia is delighted to be the recipient of a Grant awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation NYC.

www.pkf.org

 

December 2016

 

We are delighted to announce that Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Maxime’ will be exhibited as part of:

 

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

 

10th December 2016 - 19th March 2017

6pm - 9pm

 

 

Maxime (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 166cm x 91cm

 

Private View - 9th December 2016

 

This major exhibition celebrates the life and work of the hugely influential writer Angela Carter (1940-1992), twenty five years after her death. In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds features works by major contemporary artists including Ana Maria Pacheco, Alice Maher, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright which reveal the extent to which Angela Carter’s ideas have indirectly influenced 21st century culture.

 

The exhibition includes historic artwork that influenced Carter, from across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Marc Chagall, Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer, John Bellany, Tessa Farmer. Wendy Meyers, Anna Maria Pacheco, Eileen Cooper, Holman Hunt and Leonora Carrington which have been loaned from national public collections.  These will be shown alongside illustrations from her books, photographs and artefacts relating to her work and life. The exhibition, which includes painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, printmaking and film, will explore some of the major themes in Carter’s writing. The fully illustrated catalogue that partners this exhibition combines anecdotal material about Angela Carter’s life plus essays by Christopher Frayling, Marina Warner and Carmen Callil amongst others.

 

Royal West of England Academy

Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

www.rwa.org.uk

 

Catalogue available on Amazon | Click here

 

Full colour catalogue now available on Amazon

 

October 2016

 

Wendy Elia

Paintings 2004 - 2016

 

Introduction ‘Myth-Making and Myth-Breaking: Wendy Elia and the Constitutive Other’ written by Anna McNay - Art Writer and Editor

 

Essay - 'Migrant Histories and Art’ written by Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio - Art Historian and Writer

 

A catalogue of paintings by Wendy Elia covering a decade of her work, with essays by Anna McNay and Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio which explore the content of the paintings.

 

BUY NOW

 

 

 

 

September 2016

 

Wendy Elia - Paintings

Thames-Side Studios, London

Tuesday 18th October - Saturday 22nd October 2016

11am - 7pm

“When Wendy Elia paints a person they don’t look away”

 

We are pleased to announce a solo show of Wendy Elia’s paintings.

Spanning almost a decade of her practice, this show reveals a long-standing preoccupation with issues of identity, sexuality, gender fluidity, and what it means to be British. As well as debuting new works, there will also be a live performance by artists Carmen and Luisa

 

Preview - Tuesday 18th October / 5pm - 8:30pm

 

Performance piece - Carmen and Luisa

Friday 21st October at 7pm

 

Venue: Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, SE18 5NR

 

Free parking available

 

Train: Woolwich Dockyard (8 mins walk) and Charlton (12 mins walk)

Trains direct from Charing Cross St. to Woolwich Dockyard

 

Tube / Metro: North Greenwich (Take the route bus 472 towards Thamesmead Town Centre)

 

Bus: 161 / 177 / 180 / 472 Bus stops are located east-bound and west-bound: Woolwich, Warspite Road (6 mins walk)

 

 

 

 

June 2016

 

We are pleased to announce Liz (Diamonds Are Forever) Oil On Canvas (85 x 112cm) will be at The West Gallery, Quay Arts on The Isle Of Wight from 30th July - 15th October 2016

 

CBP (Contemporary British Painting) Summer Exhibition 40 artists

Preview: Saturday 30th July, 3pm - 5pm | Panel Discussion: Sunday 31st July 2.30pm                   

 

Venue: The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Sea Street | Newport Harbour | Isle of Wight | PO30 5BD Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission Free | Box Office: 01983 822490 | www.quayarts.org

 

 

 

June 2016

 

UCS are loaning and displaying ‘Made in Britain’ (170cm x 180cm) for the month of July at the Waterfront Gallery – Ipswich to coincide with the 'Notes from China’ show.

 

This show curated by Robert Priseman, Marco Cali & Mengmeng Wang brings together works on paper by 17 contemporary Chinese artists and a number of British painters concluding with a symposium on Monday 1st August. Wendy Elia will give a brief talk about this painting as one of the speakers in this UCS Anglo-Chinese symposium.

 

Venue: The Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ

T: 01473 338654

 

 

 

The Symposium Exchanging Notes with China will take place on Monday 1st August starting at 9:15am in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Waterfront Building.

 

Link to article on the Ipswich Star

 

September 2015

 

Sarah Lucas, Miranda Whall, Wendy Elia & Co: Shifting Subjects

 

Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts

Exhibition & Events: 2nd September – 31st October 2015

Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

 

One of the characteristic features of women’s self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggests the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity. The most common issue addressed by women artists through their self-portraiture concerns their personal identity as ‘women’ constructed in and through representation. Many of the self-representations of women artists directly engage with the ways in which ‘woman’ as a sign operates in visual culture, the ways in which the ubiquitous representations of women structure and control the very definitions of ‘woman’ in our society. Not only do these works take part in defining and redefining sexuality, gender, maternity and concepts of beauty for women, they reaffirm the crucial role of visual representation in the acquisition of female identity and any attempt to subvert or challenge it.

(Extracted from Marsha Meskimmon, The Art Of Reflection)

 

 

The Shifting Subjects Exhibition at Abbey Walk Gallery includes two iconic self-portraits by Sarah Lucas kindly on loan from the Arts Council Collection. Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996 and Self-Portrait with Skull, 1996 both from her series Self-Portraits 1990 – 1998 have acted as a catalyst around which to build an exhibition and wider project which considers how contemporary women artists today might present themselves within their work.

 

The Arts Council supported project has enabled Abbey Walk Gallery to commission artists Wendy Elia, Margaret Ashman and Linda Ingham to create work which considers ‘the self’ in response to the above Meskimmon quotation.

 

 

Abbey Walk Gallery have also worked with Paper Gallery, Manchester, to bring work by Miranda Whall into the exhibition, and a film arising from the project will be shown in Lincoln’s Usher Gallery from November onwards.

The Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. A range of visual arts disciplines are represented in the exhibition including film and book-works as well as print and painting.

 

One of the characteristic features of women’s self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggests the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity. The most common issue addressed by women artists through their self-portraiture concerns their personal identity as ‘women’ constructed in and through representation. Many of the self-representations of women artists directly engage with the ways in which ‘woman’ as a sign operates in visual culture, the ways in which the ubiquitous representations of women structure and control the very definitions of ‘woman’ in our society. Not only do these works take part in defining and redefining sexuality, gender, maternity and concepts of beauty for women, they reaffirm the crucial role of visual representation in the acquisition of female identity and any attempt to subvert or challenge it.

(Extracted from Marsha Meskimmon, The Art Of Reflection)

 

The Shifting Subjects Exhibition at Abbey Walk Gallery includes two iconic self-portraits by Sarah Lucas kindly on loan from the Arts Council Collection. Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996 and Self-Portrait with Skull, 1996 both from her series Self-Portraits 1990 – 1998 have acted as a catalyst around which to build an exhibition and wider project which considers how contemporary women artists today might present themselves within their work.

 

The Arts Council supported project has enabled Abbey Walk Gallery to commission artists Wendy Elia, Margaret Ashman and Linda Ingham to create work which considers ‘the self’ in response to the above Meskimmon quotation.

 

Abbey Walk Gallery have also worked with Paper Gallery, Manchester, to bring work by Miranda Whall into the exhibition, and a film arising from the project will be shown in Lincoln’s Usher Gallery from November onwards.

 

The Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. A range of visual arts disciplines are represented in the exhibition including film and book-works as well as print and painting.

 

 

April 2015

 

We’re pleased to announce that Wendy Elia has been commissioned to produce a large self portrait as part of an Arts Council funded project alongside a series of events which considers the role of the contemporary woman artist.

Shifting Subjects:

 

Sarah Lucas, Miranda Whall, Wendy Elia & Co

Contemporary Women Artists Self-Portraiture

Exhibition 15th September – 24th October 2015

Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

 

One of the characteristic features of women’s self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggests the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity. The most common issue addressed by women artists through their self-portraiture concerns their personal identity as ‘women’ constructed in and through representation. Many of the self-representations of women artists directly engage with the ways in which ‘woman’ as a sign operates in visual culture, the ways in which the ubiquitous representations of women structure and control the very definitions of ‘woman’ in our society. Not only do these works take part in defining and redefining sexuality, gender, maternity and concepts of beauty for women, they reaffirm the crucial role of visual representation in the acquisition of female identity and any attempt to subvert or challenge it.

(Extracted from Marsha Meskimmon, The Art Of Reflection)

 

Sarah Brown, curator at Leeds City Art Gallery has agreed to facilitate a talk event in their lecture theatre in September 2015 as part of their programme of events in the lead up to the British Art Show 8, which will also be held at the gallery during October. The speakers and date are yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be in the last 2 weeks of September and that Alison Rowley (Huddersfield University), Wendy Elia, Gillian Hadwin (Abbey Walk Gallery) and a representative from CAS North and Leeds University will be part of the event. We have also invited Iwona Blazwick to attend as keynote speaker.

 

April 2015

 

The new Contemporary British Painting website is now up and running, I’m very pleased to be a part of this group of amazing painters - http://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/

 

 

 

 

 

April 2015

 

Wendy Elia is now working in collaboration with ceramic artist Robert Cooper to produce a series of ceramic sculptures as well as hand painted plates and dishes.

 

Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Made In Britain’. 170x180cm oil on canvas’

 

October 2014

 

Two forthcoming exhibitions: ‘Contemporary British Painting’ and ’@PaintBritain’

 

'Contemporary British Painting’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery:

1st November 2014 - 31st March 2015

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU

 

This exhibition will showcase the Priseman-Seabrook Collection for the first time. The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of painting highlights work produced by artists practicing in Britain in the 21st Century, and comprises of over 60 works.

 

Wendy Elia’s Painting from the ‘Half Naked‘ series has recently been acquired for the collection.

Rhed (HarringayLadderLondon). Oil on canvas 166 x 91cm.

 

And ’@Paint Britain’ at Ipswich Art School Gallery:

 

15th November 2014 - 8th March 2015

 

Ipswich Art School Gallery, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH

 

@PaintBritain includes the work of 36 artists:

 

David Ainley, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Ben Cove, Pen Dalton, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Annabel Dover, Natalie Dowse, Wendy Elia, Paul Galyer, Terry Greene, Susan Gunn, Alex Hanna, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Linda Ingham, Sue Kennington, Matthew Krishanu, Bryan Lavelle, Monica Metsers, Nick Middleton, Andrew Munoz, Stephen Newton, Gideon Pain, Ruth Philo, Alison Pilkington, Robert Priseman, Freya Purdue, Katherine Russell, David Sullivan, Harvey Taylor, Judy Tucker, Julie Umerle, Mary Webb, Sean Williams.

 

November 2013

 

Wendy Elia will be giving a talk and interview about her work in room 113 (1st floor) at-

 

City Lit

Keeley Street

WC2B 4BA

United Kingdom

 

Thursday 28th November 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00

 

Wendy Elia’s paintings are a regular feature of the National Portrait Gallery as well as major National Galleries.  In her portrait work Elia confronts our voyeurism and ask questions about painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion; Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form but within individual paintings. Within her portraits lie smaller paintings: a network of allusions to familial relations, previous art works, and art history.

 

Email: visualarts@citylit.ac.uk for details or phone 020 7831 7831 / 020 7492 260

 

March 2014

 

Wendy Elia featured in a one off International Women’s Day celebration exhibition at the Oxo Tower Gallery

 

Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

Dates: 20 March - 6 April 2014

Opening Times: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Admission: FREE

W: http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/spirit-womanhood/

 

Tracey Emin CBE, the show’s ambassador,comments: “The exhibition will provide a unique platform for women artists tackling issues of gender and faith, and I am pleased to lend my support to WIN’s positive work”. Marking the 10th anniversary of the Women’sInterfaith Network, and in conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014, the exhibition seeks to re-present and reinvigorate global interfaith dialogue and debates concerning its place within the artistic sphere.

 

Co-Founder and Chairperson of Women’s Interfaith Network, Lady Gilda Levy, remarks: “2014 marks an exciting year for the Women’s Interfaith Network, and the celebratory exhibition is a fitting tribute to a decade of work promoting dialogue and combating prejudice amongst women on an international scale.”

 

The exhibition will showcase the work of female artists selected by a judging panel of leading figures from the contemporary art world, including Roxane Zand, Deputy Chairman of Islamic and Middle Eastern Art at Sotheby’s, Dr. Amy Mechowski, Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Andrew Gwilliams, White Cube Gallery and Len Massey, Drawing Tutor at the Royal College of Art.

 

In its 10th anniversary year, the Spirit of Womanhood exhibition is intended to embody the spirit and values of the Women’s Interfaith Network. Founded in 2004 by Pinky Liliani OBE and Lady Gilda Levy, WIN is an organisation committed to promoting understanding and sustainable dialogue between women of different faiths across the UK. Composed of women from a range of backgrounds, members are united by the common goal of building a more respectful and inclusive society. Education programmes, workshops and a talk series co-ordinated by WIN aim to stimulate cross-community interaction, encourage women to develop skills and self-confidence and explore the barriers that may otherwise inhibit them from pursuing their goals.

 

Presenting participating artists’ personal interpretations of the show’s title, the exhibition features a broad selection of media including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

 

 

 

August 2013

 

We’re pleased to announce that the painting ‘Rhed’ (London-Harringay Ladder) 166x91cm - Oil on canvas, 2003-2014, has been acquired by-

 

'The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.’

 

This painting is from the Half Naked series.

 

http://www.robert-priseman.com/museum-collections/priseman-seabrook-collection-21st-century-british-painting/

 

The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of painting highlights work produced by artists practicing in Britain in the 21st Century.

 

Comprising over 60 works of art, this collection will be on display for the first time at Huddersfield Art Gallery from October 2014 to January 2015.

 

Also acquired as part of this collection is 'Stranger Danger’ from the 'It will happen when you least expect it series.’

 

 

August 2013

 

The painting ‘Maxime’ is now part of the

 

East Contemporary Art Collection

 

Housed at UCS (University Campus Suffolk)

 

Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

 

24th September - 13th November 2013

 

“The East Contemporary Art Collection is home to some of the very best contemporary art held in East Anglia. It provides a gateway for anyone who wishes to see some of the finest examples of work by artists of national and international important living and working in the East of England today.” Robert Priseman.

 

The launch of this new public collection will be held on the evening of the 24th September and the exhibition will continue until the 13th November.

 

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