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Phoebe Unwin

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Birthplace
Cambridge, England

Birth year
1979

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2014 I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart
De La Warr Pavilion
 
Statement

Born in 1979 in Cambridge, Phoebe Unwin lives and works in London. She studied at Newcastle University, Newcastle (1998-2002) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2003-2005). In 2008 she had a solo exhibition titled Feelings and Other Forms, at Wilkinson, London; her second solo show at the gallery. In 2007, she had her first solo museum exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK. Unwin has participated in group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Majorca, and Reykjavik. She has recently been commissioned to create a work for a Centre Pompidou publication made in connection with their exhibition Voids - A Retrospective. In October 2009, she will be participating in Newspeak: British Art Now, an exhibition with selections from the Saatchi Collection, to be on view at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. She has two exhibition catalogs of her work: Feelings and Other Forms, with a text by Jens Hoffmann, published by Wilkinson and A Short Walk From a Shout to a Whisper, with a text by Max Henry, published by Milton Keynes Gallery.


BIOGRAPHY

 

EDUCATION
2005
Slade School of Fine Art, London
2002
University of Newcastle

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
2008
Feelings and Other Forms, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2007
A Short Walk from a Shout to a Whisper, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK
2006
The Grand and the Commonplace, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Newspeak: British Art Now, State Hermitage Museum, St, Petersburg, Russia (forthcoming)
2008
Jekyll Island, curated by Erik Parker and Max Henry, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2007
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, curated by Max Henry with Andre Butzer, Bendix Harms, Sean Landers, Bjarne Melgaard, Erik Parker, Pablo Picasso, Dana Schutz, and Nicola Tyson, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane, London, UK
Saturn Falling, curated by Gavin Morrison with Luke Fowler, Adam McEwen, Fraser Stables and Singrid Sandstrom, The Corridor, Iceland
Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper, curated by Flora Fairbairn and Sotiris Kyriacou, Art Work Productions, London, UK
The Contented Heart, with Willem Weismann, Simon Hemmer, Lutz Driessen, Nie Pastille, Morgan Betz, Derk Thijs, Sarah Verbeek, W139, Amsterdam
2005
Between Courage and Coincidence, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania Augnablik: The Blink of an Eye, Govett-Kerr, Hoxton Square, London, UK
Milk Gallery Presents Current Slade Painting, Milk Gallery, New York, NY
In Between the Sole and the Heal, Globe Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
2004
Summer at Cassland, Cassland Road, Hackney, London, UK
2002
Open, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

PUBLICATIONS
2009
Commissioned art work for 'Voids – A Retrospective', published by the Centre Pompidou, Paris
2008
Rebecca Geldard, 'Emerging Phoebe Unwin', MAP Magazine, Winter 2008/9, Issue 16, p. 32-33
Sarah Douglas, 'Reviews : Feelings and Other Forms: Phoebe Unwin at Wilkinson Gallery, London 4 September – 12 October 2008', Turps Banana, Issue 5, p. 66-68
2007
Arifa Akbar, ‘Saatchi’s New Stars’, The Independent, Monday 23rd July
Jonathan Griffin, ‘ Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative’, frieze, May p 157
2006
Martin Coomer, ‘Phoebe Unwin’, Time Out, 1 - 8 November
Martin Coomer, Time Out, 8 - 15 November
‘Emerging Artists’, frieze, January, Issue 96
2003
Commissioned art work in Perfect, curated magazine

AWARDS/GRANTS
2005
The Clare Winsten Memorial Award, Slade School of Fine Art
2004
The Steer Prize for Painting (Medal), Slade School of Fine Art
2003
Arts and Humanities Research Board, full postgraduate grant (two years)
2002
Dissertation Prize, University of Newcastle
2000
Bartlett Travel Award, University of Newcastle
1999
John Christie Prize for Painting, University of Newcastle

Recent Exhibits

Phoebe Unwin participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 New Aquisitions
Southampton City Art Gallery
 
Sep, 2013 The Presence of People and Shapes
Wilkinson Gallery
 
May, 2013 AFM COLLECTION
CCA Andratx Art Centre
 
Oct, 2012 Recent British Painting
GRIMM (KEIZERSGRACHT)
 
Oct, 2012 Recent British Painting
GRIMM (FRANS HALSSTRAAT)
 
May, 2012 AFM COLLECTION
CCA Andratx Art Centre
 
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