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Freya Purdue is an established painter exhibiting both Nationally and Internationally.

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Freya Purdue     CURRICULUM VITAE

freyapurdue@googlemail.com

www.freyapurdue.com

STUDIED

1978-81  BA Hons Painting, St Martins School of Art

1981-82  MA Painting Chelsea School of Art 

1982-83 Junior Fellowship Cardiff School of Art S.G.I.H.E.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 www.artistsinfo.co.uk  - Global Artist Guide (prizewinner) YouTube - Artists Info Contemporary Art Fair 2018

1989-93   Digswell Arts Fellow

1988   Villers David Foundation Award - Italy

1988   Hertfordshire Artist in Schools Project

1987   ‘In the Making’ Herts Open (Prize-winner)

1986   Hertfordshire Artist in Schools Mural Project

1984               “           “           “       Project

1985 Eastern Arts Grant

1983   Young Artists Grant, Welsh Arts Council

1983   Boise Travelling Scholarship -  USA

LECTURING 

1983-2007   Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art & Design

1996-97   Visiting lecturer Nottingham Trent Fine Art

1986-96 Visiting Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire/St Albans School of Art & Design

1984-86  Visiting Lecturer at Leicester School of Art

1983 - 2000  Lecture/teaching visits to many UK art schools

1982-83  Junior Fellowship Cardiff 

RECENT WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Jingsu Arts and Crafts Museum Nanjing China

Artall Nanjing China

Komechak Art Gallery Chicargo USA

Priseman Seabrook Collection UK

Falmouth Art Gallery UK

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery UK

East Contemporary Art, University Campus Suffolk UK

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum UK

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria UK

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

2020  - Murmurs from the Wide River - Solo exhibitions at:-

Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight

The New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

2019 October - Solo Show, Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport

CURRENT & RECENT EXHIBITIONS

 

2019  - 

Made in Britain Artists of the 21st Century: Priseman Seabrook Collection, National Gallery of Poland, Gdansk

Contemporary British Painting: 33 Painters, Hostry, Norwich

Point of View Randan Stables Gallery, Hay on Wye

‘Ennui’ Paintings by Freya Purdue & Marius von Brasch, APT Gallery, London 

2018  

 www.artistsinfo.co.uk  - Global Artist Guide (prizewinner) YouTube - Artists Info Contemporary Art 

    Fair 2018

New Painting: Contemporary British Painting: St Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London

50 under 50: Unit 6 Studio Gallery, Richmond, N. Yorkshire

EXHIBITIONS

2017  - China:  Priseman Seabrook Collection touring exhibition  Sept - Dec

Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Nanjing

Artall, Nanjing, Jinagsu Province

Tianjing Academy Fine Arts Museum

Female Abstraction: A Celebration of Female British Contemporary Painters, Sticks Gallery, Gosport

Sept/Jan Testcard P: Contemporary British Painting: St Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London

China:  Priseman Seabrook Collection touring exhibition, Yantai Art Museum, China

Open Studios, Isle of Wight 

Anything Goes? Bermondsey Project Space, London

Paintings in Hospitals, CBP show, Menier Gallery, London

Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth

Colour a Kind of Bliss, Curated by Freya Purdue and Lucy Cox, Marylebone Church Crypt Gallery, London

2016

30 x 30 x 34, Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London

October Contemporary British Painting  Summer Exhibition, 40 Painters, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight (Curator)

2015

Contemporary British Painters, 34 leading British painters, St Marylebone Church Crypt, London

SE9 Container Gallery London

Stations of the Cross, Brentwood Cathedral

2014

Contemporary British Painters Group Exhibition, St Marylebone Church Crypt, London

@paintbritain 45 Contemporary Painters, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich

Contemporary British Painting, Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallerly

‘Shrine Paintings’, (solo show) St Marylebone Church Crypt Gallery, London

Freya Purdue Paintings 2 (solo show) - Letchworth Arts Centre

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery - Abstract Painting

2013

Scope, Miami Beach, International Contemporary Art Show

Contemporary British Painters(group show)

East Contemporary Art (collection 21st Century Practice) University Campus Suffolk

2012

Studio Exhibition 

2011

'One Year' (solo exhibition), Letchworth Arts Centre

2010

Harmony, Ratio and the Cosmos, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle International Festival

2009

UWE Gallery ‘Time and Being’ (curated research exhibition)

2005

Rural/Central, London College 2005of Fashion Gallery

2002

Through the Surface, Galeria Stara Bwa, Lublin, Poland

1999

Heffers Gallery Cambridge

1998

Charles Barker ArtNet London

1997

Business Link ArtNet London

1996

Open Studios Letchworth Garden City

1994

Open Studios Letchworth Garden City

Coventry Gallery, London

‘Contemporary Women Artists’ in Collaboration with W.A.S.L.Coventry Gallery. London

‘Reclaiming the MADONNA’ (Arts Council Travelling Exhibition) - The Economist Tower, Ucheldre Centre Anglesey, St David’s Hall Cardiff

1993

‘Reclaiming the MADONNA’ Usher Gallery Lincoln

Installation of Paintings, New Barnfield Public Library

Group Show Chelsea

Digswell Arts Exhibition

1992

New Work, Crypt Gallery London

Recent Works on Paper, Margaret Harvey Gallery

Digswell Arts Exhibition

1991

‘Empyrean’ (Travelling exhibition in India) Vimonisha Gallery

Madras, Sir J.J. School of Art 

Bombay Artists Centre

L.T.G. Gallery New Delhi

Drawing Exhibition Margaret Harvey Gallery

1990

Digswell Arts Exhibition

Pyramid Gallery London

‘New Directions’ Maltings Gallery St Albans

Digswell Arts Exhibition

1989

Digswell Arts Exhibition

1988

Death: A Contemporary Vision, Kettles Yard Cambridge

Creaser Gallery London Summer Exhibition

1987

Ways of Seeing’ travelling exhibition Wales

Young staff exhibition Chelsea S.O.A.

1986

‘In the Making’ Herts Open (Prize-winner)

Leicestershire Exhibition

Visual Arts Collective Luton

1985

'Pacesetters V' Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Young Artists II Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery

‘Artmarket’ Contemporary Arts Society

’10 Artists’ St Martins School of Art

1984

‘Underwater’ Plymouth Arts Centre

‘Drawings for All’ Gainsborough’s House Sudbury

Industrial Sponsors Warwick Arts Trust

New Work  Chelsea School of Art

Artists at Work Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery

1983

'Stroke, Line & Figure' Gimple Fils London

'Voices of Awen', Fellowship exhibition, Cardiff School of Art

Painting 83 Warwick Arts Trust

1982

'Christies Inaugural' 1982 London

'East Anglian Artists' Kettles Yard Cambridge

'MA Drawings' Chapter 2 Gallery London

'The Art of Giving' Oriel Gallery Cardiff

1981

‘5 Young Artists Margaret Harvey Gallery

BIBLOGRABPHY

2019 Ennui Refigured Catalogue ISBN 9781999997656

2019 Made in Britain Artists of the 21st Century, Priseman Seabrook collection, Gdansk. Exhibition Catalogue, National Museum of Gdansk

2017 Contemporary Masters from the East of England, ISBN 9781541144057

2017 Contemporary Masters from Britain, ISBN 9781543281620

2017 Colour: a Kind of Bliss, catalogue

2016 Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition (Author & curator) ISBN 9781534870123

2015 Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting, catalogue, 

   ISBN 9781505537239

2014 @PaintBritain catalogue, ISBN 9781503342156

2014 Newpaintings 2, catalogue

2011 ‘One Year’ catalogue

2002 Through the Surface Catalogue – ISBN83-88711-31-38 Lublin, Poland

1991 29th March - Bhoosha, Evening News (New Delhi) ‘Lyrical Forms’ 

1991 5th April - The Economic Times New Delhi ‘Abstract Shailija Nair, Creations of Harmony’ 

1991 27th February - Independent Bombay ‘Mystic Abstracts’

1984 29th August - John Olney, Guardian 

1984 24th July - Waldermer Januszczak, Guardian ‘Underwater’ 

1983 Issue No.44 - Robert Ayers Artscibe ‘Painting 83’ 

1983 October - Clare Rowe, Aspects ‘Voices of Awen’ 

1983/84 Winter - Steve Nelson, Link Magazine  ‘Voices of Awen’

 

TECHNIQUE

Paintings -  oil paint on canvas

Some works made with acrylic gouache - paper and some on board

Monoprints

Drawings

 

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