Carrie (@carriestanleyartist) is a figurative oil painter based at 106Studios in Brighton. She is passionate about exploring female identity and personal history through making large scale, visceral and colourful works. These often develop through automatic processes with colours expressing psychological mind states and mark making as a response to the materiality of the paint its-self. She was awarded an Arts council grant last year to explore transmuting trauma through creative practises of making these experiences visual, this project is ongoing (@visual_grief_diary).
Turps Banana Art school 2020-2022, Lorenzo di Medici Art institute, Florence 1991-1993
Solo show - Portland, Brighton 2022, Material presence-London 2022 (group), Vibrant journeys in paint-Blenheim Palace 2022 (duo show), Oxford Art Society member show 2022, Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing prize exhibition 2022-2023, Figurative Art Now - Mall galleries 2021.
Recipient of the White Pube Creatives grant 2022 and Arts Council England DYCP grant 2022. Overall winner at the Oxford Art Society Open exhibition 2021.
Zuleika gallery Oxford and London.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
These works explore female sensuality and identity and the notion of strength in vulnerability. They are translations of life drawings made during lockdown and the use of a screen for exploring nudity made the experience more intimate. I observed empowerment in the open poses and really wanted to translate this feeling in these tiny paintings. The titles are taken from Old Gaelic Irish words meaning life source, reveal and courage.
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