Rhiannon Inman-Simpson

Approaching each work instinctively, Rhiannon Inman-Simpson moves between colour, form and marks as if navigating a physical environment.

Bio

Rhiannon Inman-Simpson (b.1989, London) recently participated on the Turps Art School Correspondence Course, and has previously studied at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (Norway), The Glasgow School of Art (UK), Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Canada) and Camberwell College of Art and Design (UK). She has exhibited in group and solo shows across Norway, Sweden and the UK and been awarded a number of artist residencies in Finland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland, the UK and Belgium. In 2022 she will undertake a residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (USA). She has received funding from the Norwegian Arts Council and in 2021 she was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize, winning the non-representational award.

 

Statement

Focusing on bodily perception of place alongside the nature of painting itself, Rhiannon Inman-Simpson’s work looks at the differences in how we navigate, both physically and imaginatively, three distinct realms: the visceral experience of an environment, the pictorial space of a painting and the space of written language. Her current paintings dwell on encounters between body and place: the colour change when your eyes are disorientated by bright light; the sensation of moving your limbs through cold water; a rapid heartbeat. Approaching each work instinctively, she moves between colour, form and marks as if navigating a physical environment.

 

Education

2018 - 2020 Turps Correspondence Course, London UK
2014 - 2016 Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Masters in Fine Art, Norway

2008 - 2011 The Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Painting & Printmaking, UK

2010 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Visual Arts Painting, Canada

2007 - 2008 UAL: Camberwell College of Arts, Foundation Diploma, London UK

 

Grants & Awards

2021 Shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize, winner of non-representational award

2020 COVID-19 temporary scholarship, Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway)

2019 International Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant, Bergen Kommune

2019 Professional Art and Culture Grant - Visual Art, Bergen Kommune

2017 Professional Art and Culture Grant - Electronic Art, Bergen Kommune

2017 Project stipend, Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway)

2017 International Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant, Bergen Kommune
2016 Project stipend for Newly Educated Artists, Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway) 2016 Travel Stipend, Bergen Academy of Art and Design

 

Residencies

2022 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

2021 Kiosken Studio / Pamflett, Norway
2021 North Devon Artist Residency, UK
2017 Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland (Residency intern)

2017 Frans Masereel Centre for Printmaking, Belgium

2016 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Shetland, Scotland

2016 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2016 Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2014 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2014 Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland
2012 Hafnarborg Centre for Culture and Fine Art, Iceland

 

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2022 Pulpo Gallery, Murnau, Germany
2021 Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, France
2020 All blue after eyes closed in the bright, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, Norway 2017 Blister brumm (with Johanna Lettmayer), Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2021 Tree of Life, Electro Studios Project Space, St. Leonards, UK

2021 Pulpo Gallery, Murnau, Germany
2021 In Absentia, Turps Show (online)
2020 Bergen Kunstmesse, Kunstgarasjen, Norway

2020 Old Tree, Hordaland kunstsenter, Norway
2019 Julekunstmarked, CM7, Norway
2019 GIFC / Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway
2018 Julekunstmarked, CM7, Norway
2018 I Will Survive, Galleri CC and Alta Art Space, Malmo, Sweden

2016 hex, Masters Exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2016 Prøverommet, Cornerteateret, Norway
2016 Three Iterations, Rom 8, Norway

2015 Feltarbeid Fra Stalheim og Bodø, Rom 8, Norway
2015 Feltarbeid Bodø, Nordland Kultursenter, Norway

2015 Passenger, C.Sundts Gate 55, Norway
2014 Joy Forum, Christinegård, Norway
2013 Wallprojects, Montrose, UK
2013 AMPS: Salon, Photofusion, London, UK
2013 The Biscuit Factory, London, UK
2011 Painting 2, Reid Building, Glasgow UK