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

 

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

1986-96Visiting 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 

 

WORK IN COLLECTIONS

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

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

Oct-Nov Jiangsu Arts & Craft Museum, Nanjing

Nov-Dec Artall Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

Dec-Jan Tianjing Academy Fine Arts Museum

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

CURRENT AND RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2020  - Murmurs from the Wide River - travelling Solo exhibition :-

            Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight

            The New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

2019

Nov - Quay Arts Open, Newport, Isle of Wight

Oct -Nov -Conversations in Painting  'Mountan Size', Black Pineapple Contemporary Art Space, Middlesborough

RECENT EXHIBITIONS 

         

2019

October - 'Freya Purdue at the Edge' Solo Show, Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport

AEB Cambridge Open, Cambridge

New Painting, Norwich Cathedral Hostry

'Point of View' Randan Stables Gallery, Hay on Wye

 'Made in Britain', Priseman Seabrook Collection, National Gallery of Poland, Gdansk

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

Contemporaty British Painting, an exhibition of 34 painters, Hostry Norwich Cathedral 

2018

New Painting, St Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London

50 Under 50 Unit 6, Gallery, Richmond, Nort Yorkshire

2017

China:  Priseman Seabrook Collection touring exhibition  Sept - Dec

Oct-Nov Jiangsu Arts & Craft Museum, Nanjing

Nov-Dec Artall Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

Dec-Jan Tianjing Academy Fine Arts Museum

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

China:  Priseman Seabrook Collection touring exhibition  July -  Dec

July - Yantai Art Museum, China

July - Open Studios, Isle of Wight 

July - Anything Goes? Bermondsey Project Space, London

June - Paintings in Hospitals, CBP show, Menier Gallery, London

May - June - Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth

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

2016

Dec - Jan 17 - 30 x 30 x 34, Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London

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

2015

Nov - Jan 2016 - Contemporary British Painters, 34 leading British painters, St Marylebone Church Crypt, London

Sept - Oct - SE9 Container Gallery London

April - Stations of the Cross, Brentwood Cathedral

2014

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

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

Nov - Contemporary British Painting, Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery

Nov - Freya Purdue ‘Shrine Paintings’, (solo show) St Marylebone Church Crypt Gallery, London

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

Feb - Swindon Museum & Art Gallery - Abstract Painting

2013

Dec - Scope, Miami Beach, International Contemporary Art Show

Nov/Dec - Contemporary British Painters(group show)

Sep/Oct - East Contemporary Art (collection 21st Centurary 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

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

 

1994

‘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

 

1982 September - Eastword ‘East Anglian Artists’

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

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

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

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

1984 29th August - John Olney, Guardian 

1991 27th February - Independent Bombay ‘Mystic Abstracts’

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

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

2002 10th Nov - Through the Surface Catalogue – ISBN83-88711-31-38 Lublin, Poland

2011 - ‘One Year’ catalogue

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