Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers - Jessica Warboys, in association with Tate St. Ives

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Wednesday 29 March 2017 18.00 to 19.30
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Falmouth Fine Art graduate and rising star Jessica Warboys works across painting, performance, film and sculpture. Her talk at Falmouth is in association with Tate St. Ives, which in March will present a major solo show of Warboys’ work. The show will feature films, sculptures, large-scale paintings, and Sea Paintings commissioned for the show and created along the Cornish coast. In her Sea Paintings, Warboys explores the connection between painting and performance - submerging damp, folded canvas scattered with coloured pigments into the sea, and allowing the movement of the waves to ‘paint’ the canvas.  Her work is informed by personal or collective memories – hystorical, mythical and fictional.

Warboys currently lives and works in Suffolk and Berlin. She graduated from Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Fine Art course in 2001 and went on to gain an MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art, London in 2004. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions at Museum Leuven, Belgium (2015), Laing Gallery, Newcastle (2014), Outpost, Norwich (2014), Spike Island, Bristol (2013), Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany (2012), Nomas Foundation, Rome (2012), Cell Project Space, London (2011) and Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2011). Her work has been included in many group exhibitions and screenings at various venues. Including Whitechapel Gallery and South London Gallery, dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Galerie Andreas Huber in Vienna, and most recently in British Art Show 8, which tours UK venues from 2015-17. Her work has been collected by the Centre Pompidou and Centre National des Art Plastiques in Paris and also by a number of other French institutions. She is represented by Gaudel de Stampa, Paris. 

Jessica Warboys website

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Jessica Warboys
Sea Painting, Dunwich, October, 2015
Canvas, mineral pigments
Courtesy the artist & Gaudel de Stampa, Paris.