Biography

Angela Clarke 



Artist statement

Current work 'REVERIE' is looking at the moments in time of unconscious thought, a dreamlike state and referencing 'The Poetics of Reverie by Gaston Bachelard. It explores the possibilities of reverie to offer a response for the conscious mind and to open up the imagination to enable the poetic image and visual language. 


'SIRENS' explores inspiration from literature. Homer's

'The Odyssey' introduces us to the Sirens. Their names have been used as a catalyst for calligraphic opportunities for form and colour within the

paintings. It is an opportunity to explore possibilities for a lyrical abstraction located in the Mediterranean.


Other explorations of long term current practise involve directional drawn responses of 'Vertices 3' and ' Panorama of Love and Grief' and 'Pause' where graphite tonality records time and response to the trauma of deep emotional experience of grief, in all three projects.


A number of strategies have been employed, the results of which have been regularly exhibited in galleries, and public spaces as Murals resulting from residencies at schools and Youth clubs and finally as Publications and Commissions.




Solo Exhibitions


2015  Sirens The Beaucatcher Salon, London

2011  Retro Retrospective  The Fox Reformed,  London.

1995  Working Drawings The Fox Reformed, London.

1994  Intimate Gardens The Stoke Newington Festival, London.

1991  Heads in Print Patisserie Bliss, London.


Selected Group exhibitions


2018   Group show of work by Students and Tutors Ravensbourne       

           University, North Greenwich, Peninsular, London.                                                                           

2016   'Language in Bloomsbury' Bloomsbury Literary Festival,

            London.

2007-08 Pages The Notice Gallery, London.

2006-07 The Winter Salon The Hackney Museum, London.

2006   Open Studios The Old Sea Cadets Building, London

2003   Holds and Charms Middlesex University Gallery, London.

           INTOXICANT The Limehouse Arts Foundation (LAF), London.

2002   Ma Untitled Art House Gallery, London.

1990   Xantippe The Crypt Gallery, London.

1989   XantippeThe Orangery Gallery, London.

1988   Paintings, Drawings and Prints The Cahill and Grebler Gallery,

           London.   

                Womens Artist's Diary (original work) The Kings Manor Gallery,

           The University of york.

           Watching You Watching Me The Small Mansions Art Centre,

           London.

1986   Women's Eye IV The Hornsey Gallery, London.

1985   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London.

           Women's Eye II The Women's Eye Gallery, London.

           Heads Women's Eye Gallery, London.

1984   Works on Paper(two woman show) The Almeida Theatre London.                                 

           Art in Tower Hamlets Open Exhibition1984, London.


Publications


2015  Thornley, L. Typography Deconstructed. www.thornley.co.uk

1988  The Women's Artists Diary.


Artist in Residence


2003-05 Lilian Baylis Secondary School, Lambeth, London.

                Calveston Primary School,Newham, London.

1991  William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington, London.

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