Ria Pratt Kim Noble

Ria Pratt Kim Noble

London, United Kingdom

About Ria Pratt Kim Noble

Ria has DID and is one of Kim Noble's personalities.
From the age of 14 years old Ria has spent 20 years in and out of hospital until she made contact with Dr Valerie Sinason and Dr Rob Hale at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics. 10 years ago she began therapy and was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formally multiple personality disorder). D.I.D is a creative way to cope with unbearable pain. The main personality splits into several parts each having an amnesic barrier between them. It is a conventional disorder but Ria has had extensive tests over 2 years by leading psychology professor at UCL, John Morton , who has established there is no memory between the personalities and that she represents the British gold standard over genuine Dissociation. With no formal art training, Ria and 12 of her personalities (alters) became interested in painting in 2004 after spending a short time with an art therapist. These 12 artists each have their own distinctive style, colour and themes, ranging from solitary desert scenes, to sea scenes to abstracts, collages and paintings with traumatic content. Many are unaware that they share a body with other artists.
Ria's works takes you into the nightmare world of child abuse, depicted through the childs eyes, hence the bright colours. Many people can't face the truth of abuse and turn away, the use of very bright colours also makes the painting noticeable making the viewer look and see what happens, it is hard to miss.
The patchy, ghost like figures floating above are depicting dissociation. When the pain gets too much the child looks down on themselves, believing that it isn't happening to them and watching from above. Trauma can cause out of body experience, dissociation.
The works of other alters can be seen under Kim Noble, Bonny Noble, Golden Dawn, Judy Ash, Patricia King, and M.J.
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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Refractions Ortus Arts Camberwell London 03.02.2016 – 03.08.2016
Many Faces The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane NW35BA 07.04.2014 - 09.05.2014
One of Many, Bethlem Gallery 10.11.2011
Oprah Winfrey Show Studio America 08.08.2010
Out of ArtIk ben ik (I am who I am) Het Glazen Huis Amsterdam 03.12.09
Out of ArtIk ben ik (I am who I am)Het Glazen HuisEuropaboulevardAmstelpark 5Amsterdam 3.12.09 - 24.12.09
Galerie Atelier Herenplaats Rotterdam 11.11.09 - Nov. 2009
GoldsmithsLondon 26.01.09
Novas GalleryLondon Bridge11.9.08 - 3.10.08
Dominic Restaurant Gallery, Hampstead London February 2004
Multiple choice Burgh House, Hampstead London June 2005
Artist in Resident at Daffodil Arts Centre, Springfield Hospital, Tooting September 2005
Unknown Conversations with My Selves, Pepperton Gallery London SE25 September 2005
Double Take Putney Arts Theatre, Putney October 2005
Me and My Shadows Lauderdale House, Highgate, London April 2006
London Art HouseBrittania RowIslingtonN116th Feb. 2007
Round and about my shadow Salisbury Jan. 2010 - Feb. 2010
Hastings Museum & Art GalleryJune 2010 - Sept. 2010 Open galleryBrighton ArchesBrighton

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Bethlem Gallery Gallery Christmas Fair Dec. 2017
Zebra One Gallery Hampstead London 17.11.2017 - 30.11.2017
Gemini Art Prize shortlist 19th-22nd Sept.2017 Asia House Gallery, London W1G
Thinking Society Bethlem Gallery March - April 2017
Affordable Art fair Battersea Park 9.03.2016
Bethlam Art Fair 28.11.2015 – 19.12.2015
Around the Kitchen Table Bethlem Gallery 23.09.2015 – 16.10.2015
Art Auction Institute of psychiatry 23.06.2014
Tight Modern on tour 03.05.2014
Rush Arts Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, New York 24.04.2014

Medifeast Institurte of Psychiatry 10.03.2014
The Face of Portraiture Collection Saatchi Art 27.01.2014
Smart Art, Matrix Chambers London 06.12.2013
Spotlight on London Collection Saatchi Art 14.10.13
Bethlem Gallery Art Fair 4th-20th Dec. 2013
Post card exhibition Betlem Gallery 02.10.2013
Spotlight on London Collection Saatchi Art 14.10.13
Stephen Oliver Gallery Dartford 20.08.2013
Impact Art Fair Brixton 26.07.2013
Art Auction Institute of psychiatry 23.06.2014
The Dragon Café Borough 16.02.2013
Outside In London, CGP, The Gallery,
Southwark Park SE16 2UA 16.8.2012 - 9.9.2012
Tight Modern, winner of public votes 2012
Out here Core Arts 28.06.2012
SW1 Gallery Victoria, Bethlam exhibition 2012
Birmingham University 2011
External Maternal Bethlem Gallery 31.08.2011
Fringe Artists Guardian Gallery London 05.02.2011
Outside In Salisbury Arts Centre 01.01.2010
No Soul for Sale Tate Modern 31.03.2010
Barmy Park, Bethnal Green 14.09.2010
Bedlam, Royal Globe Theatre, 25.09.2010
Pallant HouseChichester, West Sussex07.08.09 - 08.11.09
Pepperton Gallery, London SE25 December 2004
Art and Poetry, The Clock Tower, Croydon, April 2005
Art fair, Abbey Gallery, East Sussex, June 2005
Arts in Mind 9 Hoxton, London February 2006
Burgh House Hampstead, London March 2006
Sapphire Fairfield Halls, Croydon March 2006
Pepperton gallery, London SE25 April 2006
Celebrating Nursing, Fairfield Halls, Croydon May 2006
Art Multiplied Daffodil Art Space Springfield Hospital TootingLondon
The Raw Arts FestivalValencia Spain Oct 2006,