Olivia Kemp – September 2017

Private View 27th September 7pm-9pm

Open to public viewing from 28th September – 7th October 2017

Olivia Kemp is our second artist in residence visiting September 2017.

Olivia Kemp studied painting at Winchester School of Art and went on to study
MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art where she was awarded The Jealous Prize. She also completed a Postgraduate program at the Royal Drawing School.

Her drawings are concerned with notions of wilderness and tensions between the natural and man-made. She has exhibited at various galleries including The Saatchi Gallery, The National Gallery, Christies New York and also Hyde Park Corner Tube Station as part of “The Art Below” project. She has artworks in the collections of both the V&A Museum and the University of the Arts London, and many privately held by British and International fine art collectors. She is due to exhibit through Art for Guernsey in Market Square, St Peter Port from 27 September until the 7th of October 2017.

“I draw in order to make sense of landscape but also to construct and re model it. I build worlds and imaginary places that grow out of a need to interpret the sites that I have known, expanding and developing them across a page. This encompasses everything, from the visions of a grand landscape right down to the details of the land, the plants and creatures that may inhabit it. “

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, 
Winchester School of Art, 2011                                       
 MA Drawing 
Wimbledon College of Art (UAL) 2013
The Drawing Year,  Postgraduate programme,
Royal Drawing School 2014.
Exhibitions
UPCOMING
Solo exhibition
Art For Guernsey
Market Square
28th Sept – 7th Oct
Guernsey
‘Where The Land Lies’
Solo exhibition
Browse & Darby
19 Cork Street
6th Oct – 3rd Nov
London Art Fair 2018
James Freeman Gallery
17 – 21st Jan
2017
The Source’
curated by Laura Lopes
Ford Farm, Aldbourne, Wiltshire
3rd – 10th June
Hammertime!
ArtHub Charity Auction 
12th May
Three100
No Format Gallery
13th – 30th April
Jealous Gallery and Print Studio at CNB Gallery
8th Nov – Jan 31st 
2016
The Griffin Art Prize, Shortlist Exhibition
Griffin Gallery
24th Nov- 23rd Dec
Winners Exhibition, NOA
Pallant House Gallery
6th – 18th Dec
National Open Art, Mercers Hall
27th Oct – 4th Nov
Art Below, 10th Anniversary Exhibition
The Old Truman Brewery
27th-30th Oct
‘Vanishing Point’ , James Freeman Gallery
16th June – 9th July 
DRAWN, The Street Gallery UCLH
28th April- 13th July
Drawings from The Royal Drawing School
Christies, New York
23rd Jan – 7th Feb
2015
London Art Fair 
Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize Exhibition, The Mall Galleries
The Royal West of England Academy
Jealous Gallery East
The Fleming Collection
Lacey Contemporary, 
2014
Art 14
The Jealous Prize, The Saatchi Gallery
Jealous Gallery 
PICTURE Gallery, Hammersmith.
Verso, The Tea Building
Drawing Year Final Exhibition, Royal Drawing School
2013
Wimbledon College of Art MA show
Hyde Park Corner tube station
The Other Art Fair 
Hoxton Arches 
The Affordable Art Fair, Graduate Showcase.
2012
The National Gallery
Taplin Gallery
The Centre for Drawing (Wimbledon) ,
2011
Bargehouse (Oxo Tower Wharf)
Southampton University Library
Winchester College
AWARDS 
The Drawing Prize, National Open Art 2016
The Jealous Prize 2014
The Chairmans Prize (Royal Drawing School) 2014
The Richard Ford Award 2015
Lacey Contemporary, Summer Arts Prize (runner up) 2015
RESIDENCIES
Dumfries House, Scotland  
Borgo Pignano, Italy        
Museo del Prado, Madrid    
Norway
Art For Guernsey, Guernsey
             
COLLECTIONS
V&A Museum
The Royal Collection
University of the Arts London 
The Rothschild Collection
The Darbyshire Collection
Dumfries House
Moritz-Heyman Collection
FEATURES
Aesthetica Magazine
Plog Magazine
CRISP magazine
Droste Effect Mag.
Wall Street International
Scottish Art News
Interview in  MoMa.co.uk
“Pen and Ink” , James Hobbs.
The Island Review

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