London, south East UK, United Kingdom
About Rosie Leventon
I make Sculpture Installations and paintings. These can be permanent or temporary using a broad variety of materials, from recycled mobile phones, human hair Celotex and cast aluminium. Currently I am making commissions on a smaller scale of pieces such as the series Up the Duff. I often rework familiar domestic objects and architectural features : a doormat, a telephone, suitcases a corridor . I have also made a series of floors which float in a room full of water. I also make drawings and paintings which are normally coloured and involve experimenting with different media. Some are proposals for sculpture, and others are drawings or paintings in their own right. Outdoor commissions include work made for parks, woods gardens etc. They are site responsive and may include a feature which is of use to animals and birds, such as a source of water.
St Martins School of Art. London. London University, Croydon College of Art.
2016. Just completed a new piece for Enclave Vistabella Landart Residencies Nov 6 - 22. Work is viewable as an outdoor museum at Vistabella del Maestrazgo, Valencia Spain. for the next 2 -3 years. Opening: Nov 19 - 20 2016.( INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org ) 2015 My new earthwork now & then is a Commission for the Woodland Trust, funded by the Arts Council . It is an Environmental artwork for their flagship Diamond Woods at Normanton le Heath in the Midlands (UK) LE 674. The work is interactive and references the archaeological finds discovered on site. The piece comprises Oak trees and natural indigenous bushes selected to be of use to birds as well as a descending spiral which is interactive.The new woodland has been planted with thousands of trees and will become a resource for the whole Country.
A series of 5 indoor installations called up the duff made from Insulation boards and raw pigment will be viewable at British Land Corporation in their ground floor atrium , Primrose Street near Liverpool Street stn in London. from the end of Feb - Late May / early June 2017 . They are slightly architectural - and painted using raw pigment. Some can be entered and others have interiors which are viewable through apertures.
2017. A series of 5 sculptures called The Sheltering Five are viewable in Exchange House, in the Ground floor atrium of British Land Corporation In Primrose Street near Liverpool st Stn in London from late Feb - late May / early June .
2015. Self memories. - The Contemporary Sense of Self. Ca' Zanardi and Venice Art House. Venice. June Speculations: Making Thinking Drawing. Drawings by Installations Artists and Engineers. Hatton Gallery. Univ. Newcastle. 21 March - 5 April. Arte Laguna Prize, The Arsenale.Venice. Angus Hughes Gallery ,26 Lwr Clapton Rd. ( Jnct Urswick rd. Hackney E5 0PD London .June. www.angus-hughes.com) Guest Artist at TIAF. The Independant Artists Fair. 2015 The Rag Factory, 16 - 18 Heneage St. London E1 5LJ ( off Brick Lane.) A spectacle of International performance, music and art.
Other shows include: MARK TANNER SCULPTURE AWARD. Standpoint Gallery. Also most recently a
feature in Inside Artists Issue 6. autumn 2016 p 72 - 5. t Launch of the hardback book :Installation & Site Specific #2. Bare Hill Publishing. Sept 2015, and "THINKING IS MAKING, PRESENCE & ABSENCE IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE', published by BLACK DOG, available from www.standpointgallery.co.uk or larger Waterstones.
INSIDE. Blank Media Collective . Manchester. March - April 2012
Prague festival of Contemporary Art. Oct 2011. An outdoor glass piece called Light Sleeper at Zizkov near the centre of Prague.
Curiouser & Curiouser, Old Vic Tunnels, beneath Waterloo station. 2010
Punctuation Marks, Henry Moore Inst. Leeds.2010
Concrete & Glass. Shoreditch Town Hall. London.2009
Workshop of Hereafter.Blyth Gallery Imperial College London.2009
Unfold Nettie Horn Gallery, London2009
Prospects & Interiors, Recent Acquisitions of Sculptor's Drawings. Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
Your Are Here, Re-Siting Installation. Royal College of Art, London. 1997
Mirades Sobre el Museu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona.1996