About

b. 1993, UK

Education

MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2016-19
BA Fine Art, University for the Creative Art, Farnham, (First Class Hons), 2011-14

 

Residencies

Collaborative Residency with Charlie Betts, Watts Gallery Artists Village, 2017-8
Pretty Monstrous, Artist in Residence, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, 2017

 

Solo Exhibitions

glitter. garden. garbage., Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London, 2015
Fluore$cent, Glass Cloud Gallery, Bermondsey, London, 2014

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 


Painting Open, no format gallery, Deptford, London, 2018 (upcoming)
Painting Open: Curator’s Selection, Second Floor Studios, Wembly Park, 2018 (upcoming)
Open Exhibition, CGP London, Southwark Park, London, 2018
Gold X, (Deptford X), Goldsmiths MFA Studios, Deptford, London, 2018
WILD KIND, MARs Research Hub, 43 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, 2018
Drawing Open, no format Gallery, Deptford, London, 2018
Efflorescence, Safehouse, 139 Copeland Road, Peckham, London, 2018
Fluid. Feminine. Unrestrained., no format Gallery, Deptford, London, 2018
Pretty Monstrous, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, 2017
Art of Ages, The Brew House, Guildford, 2017
UK Young Artists National Festival, Derby, 2016
Painting as Ruin, two person show with Charlie Betts, HartsLane, New Cross, 2016
Black Swan Open, Black Swan Arts, Somerset, 2016
Thread and Contemporary Art, Riverside Cafe Gallery, Farnham Maltings, 2016
SPECTRUM, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2016
Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD, Fringe Arts Bath, 2016
Zealous X, Richmix, Shoreditch, London, 2016
The Art Take Away, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2015
Public Interrogation: Outside the White Cube, Multiple Exposure Project, Philippines, 2015
Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, Bond House Gallery, New Cross, London, 2015
A5, Lubomirov-Easton, Stand 24, Art Athena, Athens, 2015
Pretty in Pink, Roper Gallery, Bath, 2015
Graduate Show Highlights, The Lightbox, Woking, 2015
Make/Believe, James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, 2014
doors in the wall, BEARSPACE and Number 3 London, Deptford, 2014
UCA Degree Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2014
Help! Savages, Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London, 2014
Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, 2013
The Perfect System, Arch Gallery, Bethnal Green, London, 2013
Musée Imaginaire, CASE, UCA Farnham, 2012
Liquid Brick, Menier Gallery, London, 2012

 

Awards

Practicing Artist Bursary, Royal Drawing School, London, 2018
Whytham Hall Painting Prize (shortlisted), London, 2018
Zealous X (finalist), Richmix, Shoreditch, London, 2016
Signature Art Prize (long listed), Degree Art, Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, London, 2015
Ranger House Student Art Prize (finalist), Ranger House, Guildford, 2014
Aesthetica Student Art Prize (second round), 2014
Hans Brinker Budget Trophy (finalist), Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, 2013
Rising Stars (finalist), New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2013                                                      

Statement

Overwhelming garishness, a deceptive flirtation, a colour delirium - entropic plants pulsating resilience to notions of the botanical. Swelling future ecologies border a dreamlike state flickering restlessly. The colours artificial reminiscent of disposable consumer culture falling into a chaotic indecipherable hybridisation of the super-natural. Plants and weeds become active subject in the non-human environment. Lolloping leaves break boundaries, species intertwine, forms appear and disappear, caressing toxic entanglements consume.

Situated in a imagined reality where hybridisation and cross-fertilisation are on hyper-speed; speculative ecological fiction borders a futuristic encounter with a post-wilderness - whilst grounded in the present condition of the human and non-human ontologies. The post-enlightenment hierarchical and mechanistic divisions of nature and culture are flattened in the eco-feminist position - a potential re-engagement with the alterity of the non-human while encapsulating notions of ever evolving ecological subjectivity.

 

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annamariegarrett@hotmail.co.uk

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