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Phoebe Unwin

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Three Bananas, 2010 Acrylic on Linen 70.5 × 80.5 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Warm Change, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 183.5 × 153 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Table, 2010 Acrylic, Oil, Spray Paint and Graphite on Canvas 140 × 128.5 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Swimmer, 2010 Acrylic, Pastel, Pastel Ground on Canvas 170 × 120.5 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Interior Man, 2010 Oil and Acrylic on Linen 140 × 128.5 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Self-Consciousness, 2010 Acrylic, Oil, Thixotropic Alkyd Medium and Spray Paint on Canvas 145 × 120.5 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Hair from Behind, 2008 Gloss Paint and Acrylic on Linen 20 X 16 Inches © Honor Fraser
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Empty Refrigerator, 2008 Acrylic on Linen 57 X 47 1/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Everyday Proportions , 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 24 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Folding T-shirt, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 31 3/4 X 27 3/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Frame, 2009 Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas 20 X 24 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Head At Night , 2008 Acrylic and Gloss Paint on Canvas 19 1/2 X 15 3/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Moving Offers , 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 31 1/2 X 27 1/2 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Orange Head, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 19 1/2 X 15 3/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Outside , 2009 Aluminum Leaf and Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 60 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Plastic Room with Person , 2009 Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas 86 3/4 X 72 3/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Portrait With Folded Arms , 2009 Oil on Canvas 57 X 47 1/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Watching Inside , 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 27 3/4 X 31 1/2 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Aeroplane Meal, 2008 Spray Paint and Oil on Linen 38 1/3 X 42 1/3 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Desk, 2008 Oil, Aluminum Leaf and Spray Paint on Linen 72 X 60 1/4 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Head Frame, 2008 Gloss Paint and Acrylic on Linen 20 X 16 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Silver Shower , 2008 Acrylic and Aluminum Leaf on Linen 57 X 47 2/3 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Small Place , 2008 Oil on Linen 19 5/6 X 16 Inches © courtesy Honor Fraser
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Space Time and the Image, Symposium led by Cath Ferguson, May 2010 Presentations, Papers and Discussion by Practitioners
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Symposium - Presentations, Papers and Discussion by Practitioners
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Photograph, 2013 Indian Ink and Acrylic Medium on Canvas 145.5 × 120.5 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Concrete Ball, 2012 Acrylic, Powder Pastel and Acrylic Pumice Gel on Canvas 70.3 X 80.5 Cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Small Head with Headphone, 2015 Indian Ink on Kaolin Clay on Board 40.7 X 30.6 Cm (16 X 12 In.) © Courtesy of the Artist and Wilkinson Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cambridge, England
Birth year
1979
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Representing galleries
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

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