Llangollen, United Kingdom
About Mandy Wilkinson
Pure abstraction mixing colourful painterly attack with areas of flat colour. Sometimes there is a subtle element of representation either in the title or the artwork itself although is not always obvious. Having an interest in experimenting with materials the paintings are not always of a flat picture plane and none are painted in a conventional way - brushes etc are not used. Welsh slate is turned from a constructive medium to a drawing one. The selfies capture the abstractive movement that we all create in our daily routines moving away from the traditional static pose of the physical self. In 1994 I graduated with a first class degree in Fine Art from Cumbria College of Art and Design. For a substantial number of years my artwork style and name has been copied by the Chinese art factories. Websites purport to show my genuine signature but the signature they show is the Chinese version and not mine. No website shows my genuine signature. All my artworks are signed on the back only' For full professional cv please visit Axisweb: www.axisweb.org/artist/mandywilkinson
First class honours degree 1991-1994 Cumbria College of Art and Design.
2012 Hamburg Vending Machine, Curated by Marina Moreno / ART-E-Motion, Hamburg Kunst Altonale. 2012 IOAPP, Architecture for Humanity and Studio 54 Architecture, Space Fiftyfour, London. 2011 Stitch Art for the Earth Show, curated by Catherine Loewe, The Dairy London. 2011 RCA Secret 2011, Royal College of Art. 2011 Vending Machine, Elysium Gallery / ART-E-MOTION, Venice Biennale. 2011 Tros Gynnal Plant Welsh Contemporary Art Exhibition / Auction, Swansea Museum; Llangollen International Pavillion; Ardvark Books; Oriel Washington, Penarth. 2011 At Play 3, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell; 2010 RCA Secret 2010, Royal College of Art, London. Tros Gynnal art exhibition, Swansea Museum; The Atrium, Cardiff; Llangollen International Pavilion; Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff. 6 x 6 x 2010 Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York. From the Darkness, curated by Nathaniel Hepburn, Little St Peter's Church, Brighton Festival Fringe. Silent Abstractions, Cleveland Street, London. 2009 RCA Secret 2009, Royal College of Art, London. Spectrum Art 09, Art Auction, Newquay, Cornwall. Silent Abstractions - Cleveland Street, London. Curatus II - Cleveland Street, London. 2008 RCA Secret 2008, Royal College of Art, London. Tros Gynnal Exhibition, Swansea Museum. 6 x 6 x 2008, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York. On Your Wall Too - Leeds Met Gallery, Leeds. White Night - Public art projections, National Youth Day, Parcul Tineretului, Bucharest. Roll Up Art - public art projections in association with Grigore Mora Gallery, Bucharest, University of Architecture, Bucharest. Inside & Out: Architecture and Interior Design, Modesto Art Museum, California. Great Apes! Rowing Across the Atlantic - Bristol Zoo. 2007 MMAS 2007 - Art Basel, Ritz Carlton, Miami, Florida. RCA Secret 2007, Royal College of Art, London. Art Auction - Medical Foundation, The Building Centre, West End, London. Spectrum - Autism Charity Art Auction, Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall. Multiplicity, INHOUSE, - Edinburgh Festival. Anytown, Mascalls Gallery, Maidstone, Kent. Anonymous Drawings, Blutenweiss - Meinblau e.V. Berlin. Art for Life (Cancer Research UK) - Christie's London Anonymous drawings, Blutenweiss-Raum fur Kunst, Berlin. Coffee - Future Studio, Los Angeles, California. 2006-2007Rebooted: Life after E junk - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin. 2006 RCA Secret 2006, Royal College of Art, London. Re-Generation show, County Hall Gallery, South Bank, London. Snap to Grid - LACDA, Los Angeles, California. Good Sport - 5athegallery, St Helens, Merseyside. POST IT. Another art exhibition, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside. Digital Prints - ARC gallery, Chicago, Illinois. 2005 RCA secret - Royal College of Art, London. Gallery Red Bill,North Wales. Steps Gallery, Bristol. 2004 Art4all - (Kith & Kids Charity) Celebrity Art Auction, London. RCA secret - Royal College of Art, London. On The Wall - Olympia Grand Hall, London. WOOF - Corridor Gallery, London. 2003 RCA secret - Royal College of Art, London. Urban Interiors, Commonwealth Institute, Kensington, London. Fresh Art Fair - Business Design centre, Islington, London. 2002 New Art Show, Five emerging artists from Wales, Oriel Washington, Cardiff. C.art.ed. touring exhibition North West. 2001 P.arty touring exhibition North West. Hayvend - Invest in a vest (50 limited edition artist multiples)London. 2000 Hayvend - wing on a string(100 artist multiples) London. 1999 Hayvend - balloons over skyline (100 artist multiples)London.1998 Artist in Arms touring exhibition for British Red Cross:St David's Hall Cardiff, Graffiti, Edinburgh Royal Geographical Society London - 2 paintings auctioned by Jeffrey Archer on behalf of Phillips for landmine awareness charity. 1996-7 Represented North Wales:NWN 96 exhibition - North West Young Professionals touring exhibition:Spain - Oviedo, Gijon, De Aviles, Siero u Llanera, Castilla y Leon, Madrid.UK - Lancaster, Mold, Wrexham, Llangollen, Liverpool. Aberystwyth open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 1994 7th Mostyn open, Oriel Mostyn, LlandudnoArt 95 -