Triangular, Flag Commission 2017, Louisa Chambers, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, (c) Andy Weekes

Louisa Chambers

Primary Artist Member

Since graduating from an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2007 Louisa Chambers (b. 1983) has had a studio based practice with an inquiry into expanded Painting practice. This has been predominately through painting and more recently moving image, sculpture and wall painting that considers installation approaches in Fine Art.

Overall her work has responded to research into depiction and visual perception on two dimensional surfaces. More recently she has been developing a series of works that incorporates a simple folded form. Focusing on how a folded shape can be transfigured at speed from a temporary structure into a flat two-dimensional space (painting and drawing). Coloured patterned tessellations that are on the surface of the material suggest other spaces, angles, and areas of illusion. She is interested in how the marked painted surface can be perceived as a spatial element and how this can interact with figures that are situated in the foreground in a painting. These depicted idiosyncratic shapes and scenes often have been assembled in the artwork to make anthropomorphic forms that teeter between abstraction and figuration.

She is currently a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University.

Awards and Commissions (Selected)
2017
Flag Commission, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
2016
Wish You Were Here, Estuary Festival, Metal, Southend-on-Sea
2015
Nottingham Castle Open 2015 (Purchase Prize), Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
2008
John Moores 25, Contemporary Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Exhibitions (Selected)
2017
Manuscript- Letter Home, China Academy of Arts Museum, Hangzhou, China
Veneer, Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire (Co-curated Exhibition)
Line and Fold, Paper GALLERY, Manchester
2016
Razzle Dazzle, Transition Gallery, London
Only Yours Dear, Gallery No.1, Repton, Derbyshire (Solo)
Drawn for Something Else, Rogue Project Space, Manchester
Now for Tomorrow II, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Razzle: All That Jazz, Harley Gallery, Wellbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire
2015
In Miniature, Small Collections Room, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London
2014
(detail), The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
About Painting, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2013
Rotation New Court Gallery Repton, Derbyshire (Solo)
2012
Needle’s Eye, BayArt Gallery, Cardiff
2011
Contemporary Perspectives on Water Colour, Mall Galleries, London

Online
Meet the Artist, Interview Feature, East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN)

http://cvaneastmidlands.co.uk/meet-the-artist-louisa-chambers/

Interview Feature: Floorr Magazine

https://www.floorrmagazine.com/issue-1/2015/12/3/louisa-chambers

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