Helen Gørrill

Helen Gørrill

Other (PhD Contemporary British Painting , 2016)

Helen Gørrill was awarded a Doctorate in contemporary British Painting in 2017, co-supervised by the Royal College of Art. Her PhD thesis Women Can’t Paint was subsequently acquired by the prestigious publishers I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury. Due for publication in March 2019, the book is predicted to become “an important historical text” and “every art student’s bible”, and underpins the artist's practice. Helen’s new artwork focuses on vandalising old masters and reviving art historical portraits through photo bombing and incorporating elements from contemporary sub-cultures, and often incorporates media such as lipstick, eyeliner and human hair. Within this context, the striking images hover between the 17th century and today’s climate of uncertainty. Helen’s collaged and painted portraits have been commissioned from prestigious clients such as the new Bankside Hotel adj. Tate Modern in London.

She is known for her controversial works: in 2009 her degree show, featuring drawings inspired by religious pamphlets that featured dominant women and sexually submissive men, was censored. Guardian writer Henry Porter wrote, "The male figures have been censored but to protect whom? The spam I receive contains more indecency than Ms Gorrill's work. And it is much less interesting because she makes a valid point."Gorrill’s practice is prolific and diverse, stemming from international artist residencies – and she is one of the few British artists (alongside Tracey Emin) to have her work selected for New York Brooklyn Museum's digital EASCFA archive.

 

 

106 × 90 × 6 cm
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106 × 83 × 6 cm
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35 × 28 × 3 cm
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30 × 21 × 4 cm
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30 × 21 × 4 cm
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30 × 21 × 4 cm
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30 × 21 × 4 cm
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27 × 27 × 5 cm
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30 × 30 × 5 cm
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27 × 27 × 5 cm
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76 × 66 × 3 cm
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97.3 × 97.3 × 5.9 cm
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97.3 × 97.3 × 5.9 cm
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72.8 × 60.8 × 5.9 cm
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42 × 25 × 18 cm
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50 × 40 × 5 cm
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Exhibitions

The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London 2014 Wish you were here, AIR Gallery New York 2014 Femmes Fatales, 2014, Creation Fine Arts (solo show) The Edinburgh Art Fair, 2013, Edinburgh AAF Battersea 2013, London Manchester Contemporary/Buy Art Fair, Manchester Retrospective, United Arab Emirates Creation Fine Arts, Solo show, Yorkshire AIR Gallery, Wish you were here, New York The Crypt Gallery, Sweet'Art Collective Show, London MIMA, Love where you live Beetroot Tree Gallery, Helen Gorrill feature artist, Derbyshire Unit 24 Gallery, Great Guildford St, London, Passion for Freedom 2012, London The Affordable Art Fair 2012, Battersea The Affordable Art Fair 2012, Hampstead Funoon Gallery, United Arab Emirates, Womart #2, Dubai Crocus Gallery, The Drawing Exhibition, Nottingham New York: Brooklyn Museum (Elizabeth Sackler Centre), selected for feminist art archive, New York London's West Bank Gallery, Religionis Violenta, London The Execution Room, 20:12Collective, London The Brickyard:  The Happening: Andy Warhol & Velvet Underground multimedia madness, Carlisle Galerie HorsChamp, Exposition Georges Bataille, Paris International Centre for Life Museum, Inverventions, Newcastle (with Christine Borland symposium) DegreeArt Gallery, solo show DEICIDE, London FineArte Gallery, 21st Century Pin-ups, Bond St London FineArte Gallery, 21st Century Pin-ups, Paris FineArte Gallery, 21st Century Pin-ups, Southend on Sea Axis Arts Centre, Flout, Crewe The Gallery Stoke Newington, I-Sho: I's She's Her's Our's; London Business Design Centre, New Designers 2011, London Faculty of the Arts, Emerge 2011, Carlisle Salon Contemporary, Artist of the Week debut show, Westbourne Grove, London Bank Gallery, The Vault 3, Carlisle The Gallery, Open Your Mind exhibition, Hong Kong Islington Metal Works, Censored Zine, London Tempa Tempa at The Griffin, Pincredible exhibition, Carlisle Centre for Recent Drawing, Box of Desires II, London Mona House Gallery, The Body Collective II, Morecambe Northend House Gallery, Enlightenment exhibtion, Milton Keynes Bank Gallery, First Impressions exhibition, Carlisle DegreeArt.com, A Crash Course in Phantasy, Vyner Street, London Low Luckens Organic Resource Centre, Drawings and ink paintings solo show, Cumbria Mona House Gallery, The Body Collective I, Morecambe Bank Gallery, Summer Academy Show, Carlisle APW Gallery NYC, A Postcard says 1000 Words, New York Faculty of the Arts, The Seven Deadly Sins, Carlisle Hoopers Department Store, Environment exhibition, Carlisle Bodhi Gallery, Sex is not the Enemy, London Caldewgate Fine Art, Morgue Studies, Carlisle Caldewgate Fine Art, The Draughtsman Fine Art Drawings, Carlisle Shaddon Mill, Stead McAlpin Creative Travel Award and Burnetts Drawing Award solo, Carlisle

Awards

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award (2016) Winner Thu, 12/22/2016

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