PDF e-catalogue from 2016 'Immaterial Statements' exhibition with essay by Rebecca Fortnum

Education

1995

MFA, Hunter College of Art, City University of New York, NYC.

1993

BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

1991

Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Selected exhibitions

2017

Between Thought and Space (Phase three), Architectural Association galleries, London

2016

Selected for The Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil, Mall Galleries, London

Immaterial Statements, solo exhibition, Horatio Jr., London

2015

P, group print exhibition, Horatio Jr,. London

Kelly Chorpening and Dean Hughes, Hanover Project Space, University of Central Lancaster, Preston

Between Thought and space, co-curator and exhibitor, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London

2014

A Union of Voices, group exhibition curated by Tim Ellis, Horatio, Jr., London

Between thought and space, co-curator and exhibitor, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London

Selected for The Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil, Mall Galleries, London, traveling to Trowbridge Arts, Wiltshire.

Selected for Draw in, a group exhibition exploring the role of drawing in emerging contemporary art practice, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Why draw now, group exhibition, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2013

Crossing the Line, group exhibition, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Thirteen and Five, group exhibition, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012

Site-seeing from left to right, exhibited as part of “Dance Undone: Repositioning Choreography in Contemporary Arts Practice" a series of dance performance installations curated by Tony Thatcher for Fabbrica Europa, Florence.

2012

Site-seeing from left to right, exhibited as part of “Dance Undone: Repositioning Choreography in Contemporary Arts Practice" a series of dance performance installations curated by Tony Thatcher for Fabbrica Europa, Florence.

2011

Crossing the Line, group exhibition, Tashkeel Gallery, Dubai.

In - and outside- writing, participant & co-curator, group exhibition at Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium.

2010

Analogy: Colour, Tone & Tint, The Global Centre for Drawing, RMIT, Melbourne.

2009

Valse Wand (False Walls), group exhibition, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium.

Interupted Correspondance/vice-versa: Five years Fragments, part of JTP '09, James Taylor Gallery, London.

Graphic Longing, article featuring Kelly Chorpening and Peter Morrens in TH INK, a cahier dedicated to contemporary drawing, published by Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Ghent, Belgium.

The Drawing Incident, symposium participant, Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Ghent, Belgium.

2007

Vertigo Before Words, Solo Exhibition, Salon am Hof, Vienna.

Here and Elsewhere, Camberwell College of Arts, London.

Drawing 2007, The Drawing Room, London.

London Assembly, Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.

2006

Suspended Animation, Solo Exhibition, Shillam Smith Gallery, London.

2005

Counterpoint Counterpunch, Kelly Chorpening and Jem MacKay, House Gallery, London.

Workspace, Morley Gallery, London.

Eight the Hard Way, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.

2004

Showcase II: Painting and Sculpture, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri.

Washington University Faculty Show, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Multi-media Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, Missouri.

2002

Contemporary Art Society Artfutures, City of London School, London.

2001

Degrees of Separation, Kelly Chorpening and Natasha Sweeten, CACP Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Arcadia, Group Exhibition, Paton Gallery, London.

2000

Contemporary Art Society Artfutures, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

Stuffed, Group Exhibition, Stuff Gallery, London.

DIY: Variations on the theme of wallpaper, in a Grade II listed Georgian home, London.

1999

If You Build It, They Will Come, Ramapo College of Art, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Bankside Browser, Tate Gallery, St. Christopher House, London.

New York-London-Tel Aviv, Kelly Chorpening and Tamara Gayer, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York City, New York.

Compliments, Group Exhibition, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York City, New York.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016

Presenter for ‘Drawing and Sculpture Study Day’, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

‘Why does drawing matter in education?’ keynote speaker for UALab’s Art & Design conference held at London College of Fashion

2015

‘Considering David Bomberg’s influence today’, paper for public talk and the gallery’s online archive, to coincide with exhibition of Bomberg and his students’ work, Borough Road Gallery, London Southbank University.

‘Interrogating the relationship between budget cuts and innovative teaching’, invited speaker for Paradox the Fine Art European Forum’s Conference, within the strand: The Hidden Curriculum, in Posnan, Poland.

‘From teaching to research to teaching’, presentation for the ‘sharing good practice’ session, UAL Academic Leadership Forum’s annual conference, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London

‘Site Specifics’, along with Jane Rendell, Ossian Ward and Miraj Ahmed, an AA Schools public conference in conjunction with ‘Between Thought and Space’ exhibition at Dilston Grove

2014

‘Between Thought and Space’, along with Tom Emerson (6a Architects), Richard Wentworth, Miraj Ahmed, Salome Voegelin, Matthew Butcher and Martin Hargreaves, a CCW Graduate School conference in conjunction with phase one exhibition at Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts

‘Go Figure: Drawing on the Art School Curriculum’, invited speaker for the summary conference of Art School Educated, Tate Britain, London.

‘Just what is it that makes today’s art schools so different. So appealing?’, invited speaker for one-day symposium, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London.

‘The materiality of text in art’ conference paper for Why draw now?, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, a three-day international symposium exploring the expanding field of drawing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2013

‘Convincing possibilities for drawing’, for Paradox the Fine Art European Forum’s Conference, within the strand: Challenging Fine Art Pedagogies in Granada, Spain

‘From drawing, to drawing’, The National Gallery, London. Speakers: four graduates of BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell, plus a mathematician, a plant biologist and a plastic surgeon who draw as part of their work

Drawing Out 2013, RMIT, Invited speaker, presenting paper ‘Words and/or Things’ for a multi-disciplinary drawing conference, Melbourne, Australia

‘Communicating Space’, invited speaker for The Foundation Course in Art and Design: A History Uncovered, A Future Imagined, a collaboration between Paris College of Art and Tate Research, Paris College of Art, France.

2012

Co-organiser & panelist: ‘What makes a good drawing?’, conference at The National Gallery, London. Speakers: Kelly Chorpening, Michael Landy, Professor Stephen Farthing, Michael Craig-Martin, Grayson Perry, Katharine Stout, Colin Wiggins.

Drawing- in and outside- writing for ‘Drawing Out: 2012’, a conference organised by RMIT, Melbourne and the University of the Arts London.

2011

Back to the Drawing Board for ‘Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East’, conference co-organised by RMIT, Melbourne & the American University in Dubai.

Co-curator, ‘In – and outside – writing’ group exhibition as part of research project, Voorkamer, Lier.

Drawing at higher levels, ‘Camera Lucida II’ conference to launch the UAL Qualifications in Drawing, held at the Royal Society, London.

Co-curator, ‘Footprints across fresh snow’, cross-disciplinary drawing exhibition at Wimbledon Space, London.

2010

Panellist for ‘Tracing Thought: working drawings - realising intention’ conference at the Jerwood Space, London.

Participant: ‘Camera Lucida’ conference to launch the UAL Qualifications in Drawing, held at the Royal Society, London.

2009

Speaker: ‘The Drawing Incident’, conference to launch TH INK a drawing publication produced by Sint-Lucas Art Academy, Ghent, Belgium.

Speaker: ‘Procedures and Enquiries 2’, Symposium, Chelsea College of Art.

Publications

2018

A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, co-editor with Rebecca Fortnum, writing the introduction and introductory essays to three sections, commissioning authors for a book that will comprise twenty-nine essays of approximately 8,000 words each, making the book in total 225,000-275,000 words or 550 printed pages.

2016

Material Statements, exhibition review of For Other Eyes: Yves Berger, Art Space Gallery, London, for the Journal of Contemporary Painting: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=239/

2015

Charcoal in Context, essay placing the exhibition: The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough, in a wider context, with reference to contemporary practice, published online within the Borough Road Gallery archive: http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/w2/boroughroadgallery/digital-archive/written-work/charcoal-in-context-text/

Thinking Through Outline, contribution of a visual chapter of drawings, edited by Joe Graham, published by Marmalade Press, UK.

2014

‘The drawing skills we teach’, a major paper for Challenging Fine Art Pedagogies, a guest edition of Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, guest edited by Christine Pylbus and Professor Rebecca Fortnum, published by Intellect Books, UK.

Thinking Through Outline, contribution of a visual chapter of drawings, edited by Joe Graham, published by Marmalade Press, UK.

The Drawn Word, written contributions on my own work, H.M. Bateman and Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, edited by Professors Stephen Farthing and Janet Mackenzie, published by Studio International, NY, USA.

2013

Contributed ‘Communicating Space’ to The Foundation Course in Art and Design: A History Uncovered, A Future Imagined, collaboration between Paris College of Art and Tate Research, published PCA Press, Paris.

Art Crits: 20 Questions, interviewed for this pocket guide to the art critique, edited by Sarah Rowles, published by Q-Art, with support from the Higher Education Academy, UK.

2012

What is a good drawing?, co-editor, publication from conference of the same name at National Gallery London, a Bright series publication, CCW Graduate School, London.

Drawing- in and outside- writing, limited edition artist book, an outcome of the research project of the same name between Kelly Chorpening, Rebecca Fortnum, Peter Morrens and Ans Nys, supported by OPAK, FAK, KULeuven with additional funding from the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London, published by RGAP and Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent.

Drawing- in and outside- writing, project summary cahier, published by OPAK, FAK, KULeuven, Belgium.

2009

Graphic Longing, article featuring Kelly Chorpening and Peter Morrens in TH INK, a cahier dedicated to contemporary drawing, published by Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Ghent, Belgium.