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Pip Dickens


COMING UP: ‘Celebrating Figuration and Abstraction’ exhibition November 2014, Chelsea, London   |  3 November - 18 November 2014  |  Elvira Bach - Pip Dickens - Gernot Kissel (1939 – 2008), Curated by Renee Pfister  Art & Gallery Consultancy and Vera Schuhmacher Fine Art

Profile image: 'Vignette/Dream Scene', oil on canvas, 2013 (from SCREEN series).


Pip Dickens was born in 1962. She studied her Masters in Fine Art (painting) at The Slade School of Art (UCL, London) graduating in 2000 and was trained under the internationally renowned artists, Tess Jaray, Estelle Thompson, Liz Rideal and David Hepher.

Prior to studying art (1978-1985) she worked extensively across the Middle East from the relatively young age of seventeen until her mid-twenties. She perceives this period of her life as critical to her outlook as an artist.

Her first London solo show was with Cassian De Vere Cole at his Notting Hill gallery apartment in 2000. After the closure of his gallery she had numerous group and solo shows in London including ‘Bittersweet’ at Danielle Arnaud. ‘Oil and Stone’ at East 73rd Gallery and several exhibitions with Mayfair gallery, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art.

She was shortlisted for the NatWest Art Prize in 1997 and is the recipient of the Jeremy Cubitt Prize (Slade School of Fine Art). She also won the Edna Lumb Art Travel Prize in 1995 where she travelled to Iceland. She was a nominee for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters 2009 and shortlisted for the Celeste Painting Prize 2009.

A major solo exhibition 'Toward the Light' (14 aug - 7 nov 2010) at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford.  Supported by the Arts Council of England.  A Touring Exhibition.  Features electro acoustic sound compositions based on selected paintings by sound artist Monty Adkins.  The exhibition toured to The Brindley Arts Centre, Cheshire in 2012.

Other recent solo exhibitions nclude:

'SCREEN : Pip Dickens' Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, supported by Arts Council England (2013)

‘Pip Dickens - Patterns of Shadows', Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, London (6 Mar- 17 Apr 2012)

‘Pip Dickens - New Works', Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds (18 Jan - 14 Apr 2012)

She was Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence at University of Huddersfield, Department of Music (2010-2011) collaborating with electroacoustic composer, Monty Adkins. A substantial book, 'SHIBUSA- Extracting Beauty' was published in 2012.  The book, Dickens' resultant paintings and Adkins' compositions examine synergy between music and painting (commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Schoenberg meeting Kandinsky) and Japanese kimono motifs.

Shibusa - Extracting Beauty
Edited by Monty Adkins and Pip Dickens
ISBN-13: 978-1-86218-101-4
Size: 280 x 210mm
Pages: 144
Number of images: 97
Images in colour: 89
published by University Huddersfield Press
Email enquiries to: university.press@hud.ac.uk

In addition to her painting practice, she has worked with Ken Shuttleworth's practice, Make Architects, on a design for a major integral public art commission in London.


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