PHOEBE UNWIN

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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1979, Cambridge, UK
Lives in London, UK

EDUCATION
2005
MFA, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London, UK
2002
BA Fine Art, University of Newcastle, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2013
The Presence of People and Shapes, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2012
Phoebe Unwin, The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011
Man made, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2009
Making An Outside Space Theirs, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Feelings and Other Forms, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
2007
A Short Walk from a Shout to a Whisper, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2006
The Grand and the Commonplace, Wilkinson, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Towards Night, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Ghosts of Other Stories: The British Council Collection, The Model, Sligo, Ireland
Walk Through British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
Illusive Flowers, Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
2015
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People: a Selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Nottingham, UK; Drogheda, UK; Southport, UK; Eastbourne, UK
2014
Emotional Resources, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
A Poem for Raoul and Agnes, Ancient & Modern, London, UK
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
DISPLAYS: Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK
Fabric, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wales, UK
2013
British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe's Edges in the Long '90s and Today, CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2012
Recent British Painting, curated by Tom Morton, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Nails, The Colours, The Mast, Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
A Sort of Night to the Mind, A Kind of Night For Our Thoughts, Arch 402, London, UK; Artary Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
2011
Fade Away, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK
2010
Le Deuil, IFF, Marseilles, France
British Art Show 7, traveling throughout UK
Avant il n'y avait rien, après on va pouvoir faire mieux, CIRCUIT, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
Rant, curated by Ryan Callis, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Newspeak: British Art Now, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London, UK
The Voice and Nothing More, curated by Sam Belinfante and Neil Luck, Slade Research Centre, London, UK
2008
M25: Around London, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx Art Centre, Mallorca, Spain
Jekyll Island, curated by Erik Parker and Max Henry, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Notations: A Celebration of John Cage, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London, UK
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, Netherlands
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

AWARDS & GRANTS
2015
Shortlisted for 6th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti
2011
Philip Leverhulme Prize, The Leverhulme Trust
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
2002
Dissertation Prize, University of Newcastle
2000
Bartlett Travel Award, University of Newcastle
1999
John Christie Prize for Painting, University of Newcastle

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015
"Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects." Four By Three Magazine, October
Sam, Sherman. "Review: Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects." Artforum, October
Eckardt, Stephanie. "Meet Max Mara's 5 Favorite Women Artists." New York Magazine, October 8
Orscheln, Lauren. "Shortlist Unveiled for the Max Mara Art Prize For Women 2015." Artslant, October 6
2013
Nairne, Eleanor. "Review: The Presence of People and Shapes." Frieze, November/December
2012
Þóroddur, Bjarnason. "Frjálslegt með stenslum." Frettabladid, October 8
2011
Kent, Sarah. "Phoebe Unwin–Teasing Memories." Under the Influence Auction, London: Phillips de Pury
Byrt, Anthony. "Phoebe Unwin." Artforum, April, p. 226
McLean-Ferris, Laura. "National Treasures: The British Contemporary Scene." The Independent, February 21
Sherwin, Skye. "Artist of the Week 121: Phoebe Unwin." The Guardian, January 12
2010
Dorment, Richard. "A Celebration of Stuffing and Nonsense." Daily Telegraph, November 2
Sutcliffe, Tom. "Saturday Review." Radio 4, October 30
Wilson, John. "Damien Hirst and the British Art Show 2010." Front Row, Radio 4, October 22
McKie, Andrew. "The State of Young Art in Britain." Wall Street Journal, June 4
O'Hagan, Sean. "Truth of Illusion – You Decide." Sunday Observer, June 6
Sinclair, Charlotte. "In the Frame." Vogue, June
"British Art Show's Contemporary Talent Revealed." BBC News, April 26
Akbar, Arifa and Jonathan Brown. The Independent, April 26
Jury, Louise. "Charles Saatchi Talks Up British Art with Newspeak Show." Evening Standard, April 24
Sewell, Brian. "Is It Me or Is Newspeak Good?." Evening Standard, March
2009
Basciano, Oliver. "Looking Forward 9: Phoebe Unwin." Art Review, January 20
Sherwin, Skye. "10 People You Should Meet." 10 Men, autumn/winter
Wagley, Catherine. "Interview with Phoebe Unwin." Art Slant, May 22
2008
Geldard, Rebecca. "Emerging Phoebe Unwin." MAP, winter, issue 16, p. 32-33
Douglas, Sarah. "Reviews: Feelings and Other Forms: Phoebe Unwin at Wilkinson Gallery, London 4 September - 12 October 2008." Turps Banana, issue 5, p. 66-68
2007
Akbar, Arifa. "Saatchi's New Stars." The Independent, July 23
Griffin, Jonathan. "Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative." Frieze, May, p. 157
2006
Coomer, Martin. "Phoebe Unwin." Time Out London, November 1
"Emerging Artists." Frieze, January, issue 96
2003
Commissioned artwork in Perfect

PUBLICATIONS
2015
Higgie, Jennifer. One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People. London: Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre
Copeland, Mathieu. The Exhibition of a Film. Geneva: Geneva University of Art and Design
Vasey, George. Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects. London: Wilkinson Gallery
2014
Testino, Mario and Neville Wakefield. Somos Libres II: Opere Dalla Collezione di Mario Testino. Milan: Rizzoli
2012
Recent British Painting. Amsterdam: Grimm Gallery Publications
2011
Vitamin P2. London: Phaidon Publishers
2010
In the Days of the Comet: British Art Show 7. London: Hayward Gallery
Newspeak: British Art Now. London: Saatchi Gallery
2009
Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory. New York: New Museum; Phaidon
Vides. Paris: Centre Pompidou
2008
Hoffman, Jens. Feelings and Other Forms. London: Wilkinson
2007
Henry, Max. A Short Walk from a Shout to a Whisper. Copenhagen: Galeri Farschou
Hoffman, Jens. Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative. London: Thomas Dane Gallery

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council Collection
CCA Andratx, Mallorca
Fenberger House, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia
Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam
Saatchi Collection, London
Southampton City Art Gallery
Tate Gallery, London
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT


Leaning Figure on Soft Ground, 2015 India ink on acrylic canvas 72 x 86 inches