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Gemma Cumming

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Gemma Cumming graduated in 2006 from Loughborough University School of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art. Her work deals with notions of anticipation and tourism, utilising tourist imagery to create giant painted postcards with an ominous twist. Centring around notions of failed perfection, her work primarily explores imagery that sells an expectation of a place, not it's reality. Creating tension by replacing the stereotypical blue skies with darker and more ominous ones, adding other incongruous objects and highlighting people passivity to their unusual environment the viewer is forced to look again at the scene.

www.gemmacumming.com

Education

2003-06 Loughborough University - BA Fine Art (painting) 2:1 hons
2002/03 The Surrey Institute of Art and Design – Foundation Studies Pass with Merit

Selected Exhibitions

2010 5th Annual Summer Exhibition, Atelier-East at Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Wisbech
2010
Summer, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
2010 Greetings from the Mantlepiece, ReOrsa Project Space, Bracknell
2010 Elephant Parade London, Paddington and throughout London (catalogue)
2009
Somewhere Else, Broadwalk Arts, Bristol
2009
ReOrsa Project 4, 11 Crossway, Bracknell
2009
Summer Salon 09, Islington Arts Factory, London
2009
Wish You Were Here?, The Firestation, Windsor (Two person show)
2009
Ideas Bank 2009, Slough Museum, Slough
2008
Wrapped and encased in Liverpool, The Artists Book Fair, Liverpool Biennial, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool
2008
In Common, New Greenham Arts, Newbury (catalogue)
2008 The Great Purpose of Landscape Art, Mile End Park Arts Pavilion, London (catalogue)
2008
Locus, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
2008
Ode to Sartorial, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
2008
Hide and Seek, Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, London
2007/8
Notting Heaven, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
2007
A Word on the Street, Museum of Farnham, Farnham
2007
Art at the Heart, Civic Centre, Esher2006 Loughborough University Final Degree show (catalogue)2006 Solo Show – LUSAD Old Foyer
2005
99 Red Balloons – group show/intervention LUSAD Staircase
2003 Foundation degree show – Surrey Institute of Art and Design

Prizes

2006 Charnwood Borough Council Purchase Prize

Conferences

2009 Slough Museum, A talk about my work in Ideas Bank 2009 alongside a selection of the other artists
2009 23:25 group, Goldsmiths University, London. Symposium “What would it mean to take part?”
2008 Fringe Arts Bath, A talk about my work in
Locus alongside a selection of the other artists

Professional Affiliations

2009 to present ReOrsa (www.reorsa.org)
2006 to present Axis (
www.axisweb.org)
2007 to present A-N Air
2009 Stag Fine Art and Photography


Related Employment Experience

June 2010 Freelance Workshop Facilitator
May 2010
Gallery Education Intern, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire
August 2009
Art Assistant, Bracknell Forest Council (Extended Services)
2006 to 2008
Gallery/Office Assistant, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

Bibliography

Wish you were here” Bracknell Forest Standard, 05/08/2010
Jumbo parade to protect elephant is capital” Bracknell Forest Standard, 03/06/2010
“Freedom to Paint”
Picture Business magazine, October 2009
“Opening up possibilities” Newbury Weekly News, November 2008
The Rebel
– Class issue, December 2007
Incorporating Writing Issue 4 Vol 2 2007: TRAVEL, April 2007
“Council buys works of art”
Loughborough Echo, June 2006

 

Paintings 2009

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