Artists

Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.

Juliette Losq

www.losq.co.uk

Daily experience is littered with the detritus of an almost forgotten past – the abandoned yet vaguely familiar structures that form transitory sites throughout our cities and towns, from industrial ruins to allotments. Juliette Losq's work probes the notion of 'The Clearing' - where wilderness and chaos oppose civilization and order, and where we feel at our most safe yet most vulnerable: stray too close to the edge and the forest may snatch you into its depths. Generally shunned by city-dwellers, these gloomy regions offer haven to the darkly mythological creatures associated with the more animalistic aspects of human behaviour, marginal in the minds of all but ‘outsiders’. This territory is occupied by children -- carved out into dens marked by graffiti tags, or used as places to urinate or copulate. Drawn installations, employing shifts in scale and imagery,  evoke the chaotic nature of these marginal spaces, conjuring a sense of whimsical curiosity that invites the viewer to explore them.

Selected groups exhibitions include: Complicit, Coates and Scarry at Gallery 8, London (2015); Ghosts, FAS Contemporary, London (2015); What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, FAS Contemporary (2014).  Solo exhibitions include: Nemora, FAS Contemporary (2014); Dans la poussière de cette planète, Galerie Arcturus, Paris (2013); Lucaria, Theodore Art, New York (2012).  Recent prizes include: Windsor and Newton Painting Prize, Griffin Gallery Open (2015); John Moores

Prize, Finalist and Visitor’s Choice Award (2014); Catlin Art Prize, Shortlisted Artist (2012). She won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005. Collections include All Visual Arts, The Saatchi Collection, and New Hall Art Collection.

Exhibited at Griffin Gallery in The Tragedy of Landscape in February 2015 and in Pool in April-June 2016.

 

BORN

1978, UK

EDUCATION

Royal Academy Schools, London, 2007-2010

Fine Art - Wimbledon College of Art, London, 2004- 2007

MA 18C British and French Art - Courtauld Institute of Art, 2000 – 2001

BA (Hons) History of Art - Cambridge University, 1997 – 2000

(Last updated 04.06.2016)