Rosalind Faram's dynamic paintings are informed by a wide-ranging research into visual culture, that can include anything from Giotto to 1970's sweet wrappers and Muppets characters, to present day emojis, fashion culture and more. Her practice is led by a passion for ways of enquiry into painterly representation, conjuring tableaux that seduce and repel in turns; deconstructing her subjects, playing with surface and creating spaces of uncertain dimensions. Seeing painting as a transition from an activity of mind into the bodily arena, she challenges the status quo with an acerbic wit and irreverent humour; delighting in meticulous detail and delicate layering which exists quietly in defiance amidst large, loud energy-led areas of rich colour and an almost pre-school simplicity of stuck-on fake jewels, metal foil, glitter and buttons - resulting in an exuberant and sophisticated power-play across the picture plane. Taking informed risks, Rosalind confronts fetish, obsession and desire with a playful confidence; revelling in the absurd, the beautiful, the menacing and the downright rude with the indefatigable curiosity of a truly contemporary artist.

INSTAGRAM

Painting & sculpture studio updates:

https://www.instagram.com/rosalindfaram/

Digital/Other:

https://www.instagram.com/faram_rosalind/

CONTACT:

For sales & other enquiries please email Rosalind at rffaram@gmail.com

UPCOMING

Blakefest:

Virtual Visions  2020 launching 28 November online group show curated by Dr Mikey Georgeson

www.blakefest.co.uk 

SOLO

Cubby Hole 4-9 May 2017

Side Room

Curated by Ilana Blumberg and Mark Lungley

Chelsea College of Arts, London

Wet Boot January & February 2016

Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Sussex UK

The Charioteer

Works on paper 1 Feb – 4 March 2016

Rudolf Steiner House, Park Road, London NW1

 

 

SELECTED RECENT GROUP SHOWS

Hell or High Water curated by Caroline Gregory

20-22 November 2020 LV21 Ship Gravesham Kent UK

Beep 2020 Painting Biennial 

3 October - 7 November 2020

Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales UK

Walls in Online Places https://www.arts.ac.uk/whats-on/walls-in-online-places-vol.2-online-exhibition

While Supplies Last - Museum Edition 14 & 21 September 2019,

Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, Washington USA

Curated by Anthony White

#MyArtistsTelescope Jerwood online gallery curated by Nigel Cooke 2019

Sleep is not an empty act 29 September 2018

LADA The Garrett Centre London E2 Curated by Moi Tran

MAFA Graduation Show 7 – 13 September 2018

Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, Pimlico, London

Where It Is 25 January 2018 Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Boot Camp 7-17 November 2017 Arts SU Project Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Please Yourself 30 October – 4 November 2017 MAFA Gallery Chelsea College of Arts, London

Blakefest 16 Sept – 12 Oct 2017 www.blakefest.co.uk

Honest Chat 17-22 July 2017 MAFA Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Fortune 22 – 25 June 2017

Curated by Danka Nisevic, Safehouse 1, Peckham, London

Myths 220-22 April MAFA Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Nasty Women Chelsea 16 March 2017 MAFA Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London

East Sussex Open 2016 Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

Selected by Jenni Lomax, Melanie Manchot & Brian Cass

Correspond 28 July-28 August 2016 IR 11 The Facility, Ocean Terminal 1, Edinburgh

Also at the Artworks Gallery, Halifax & Rye Creative Centre

Foule Parlement 8 – 23 April 2016 No 4a Gallery, Malvern, UK

Curated by Rosalind Faram

Also at Electro Studios, Hastings & Rye Creative Centre

East Sussex Open 2015 Towner Gallery Eastbourne

Selected by Saskia Olde Wolbers & Jonathan Watkins

Q Art 14 11 – 14 Dec 2014

APT Gallery, Creekside, Deptford, London

Nunhead Open 10 19 – 21 Sept 2014

The Surgery, Nunhead, London

Correspond 5 – 11 Sept 2014 Turps Art School, Taplow, Aylesbury Estate, London

LINKS

https://www.beeppainting.com/

https://www.turpsbanana.com/

https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/chelsea-college-of-arts

PRESS

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=351788266073802

https://www.walesartsreview.org/the-beep-painting-prize-2020/

PUBLICATIONS

https://www.painterstubes.com/beep-2020/

Arthole Magazine August edition 2020

Poetry & Prose

Excerpts from the Life of Pain  Rosalind Faram 2018

PRIZES

Winner Beep2020 Painting Prize

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF47c9plDls/

Longlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

Shortlisted for the Jacksons Art Prize 2016

Peer Mentor Chelsea College of Arts 2017-18

Founder @MUDArts  Artist Initiative Sussex UK 2019

EDUCATION

MA Fine Art (Distinction) 2018 Chelsea College of Arts, London UK
Turps Art School, London UK 2014-15
BA Hons (Painting) 1989 Chelsea School of Art, London UK

EXHIBITIONS

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