London, United Kingdom
About Iona Rowland
I am a London based artist exploring the interplay between painting and screen printing. Drawing on the symbiotic relationship between fashion and sex, my practice explores the 'un-reality' where excess becomes fashionable and fashion excessive. The surfaces of fashion are used as a means of seduction; they appear highly plasticised, saturated in gloss and permeated by sensuality and eroticism. To confront the binary of oppositions which pervades contemporary fashion advertising, I deconstruct, reconstruct and abstract these surfaces; turning commerce into critique, realism into revelation. www.ionarowland.com www.facebook.com/IonaRowlandArt
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Kingston University, London (September 2010 - June 2013) - First Class Honours
Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media - Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London (September 2009 - June 2010) - Merit
Peak District Artisans Great Dome Art Fair (16th - 18th July 2014)
Invited to exhibit as part of Peak District Artisans 'Young Artist of the Year 2014' final. Awarded second place with 'Spectacle' (oil and screen-print on canvas).
Mmntm (2 - 16th May 2014)
A group exhibition exploring the changing aspects of modern art practice and the impact this has on emerging artists. Bohunk Institute, 3 Fishergate Point, Nottingham NG1 1GD
Art as Fashion. Fashion as Art. (4th October 2013 - 20th January 2014)
Debut solo show at Fashion Store Young Ideas (Drapers Award Winner 2013). Young Ideas Limited, 10 St. John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GH
Concrete (18th - 20th April 2013)
Collaborative show with artist Laurence Jones.
197 - 199 Stoke Newington High Street, London.
Multiple Choice (13th March, 2012)
An exhibition of Art, Photography, Graphics and Illustration. The Old Vic Tunnels, London SE1 8SW.
Indelible Traces (25th - 29th February, 2012)
An all female exhibition. Nolias Gallery, Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London SE1 0BL.