Lucy Gregory


Lucy Gregory (UK, 1994) is a British artist based in London and Buckinghamshire. She is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art and The Ruskin School of Art. Working in sculpture, photography and drawing, she creates immersive, large-scale, kinetic systems of objects or environments that play with themes of agency and materiality and flatness. Lucy has exhibited work at FBA Futures, Seventeen and Arthill Gallery. She received the Gilbert Bayes Trust Grant, The School of Fine Arts and Humanities Art Criticism Prize and The Gibbs Prize in Fine Art. Fractured sets or props are activated: the inhuman and the human intertwined in a bizarre and comic realisation. Images are extruded and re-contextualised back into uncanny objects from the flatness of the screen, creating surreal collages that complicate a relation between materiality and virtuality. Lucy explores the agency of materials and images beyond the hands of the maker, taking inspiration from misbehaving assemblages and physical forces in the cartoon landscape. Uncanny laws and un-explained forces are pitted against the predictive schema of scientific rationalism. Seemingly inanimate objects and traps possess a strange sentience allowing them to become characters in their own right within the narrative. The cartoon landscape perhaps acts as a parallel of our own world – tapping into a contemporary anxiety concerning a loss of control of human agency in society, as geopolitical, technological and ecological narratives are marked by uncertainty.



PAREIDOLIA, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, The Space Station Gallery, London, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

Guts Gallery Opening Exhibition, Guts Gallery, London

FBA Futures 2019, Mall Galleries, Jan 2019, London


SHOW, Degree Show Royal College
Too Much Information , Seventeen Gallery
Disrupt, Subject Matter Online Exhibition
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SMOG, Arthill Gallery, London March
House Warming- Open Studio, Royal College of Art


#33 Annual Open Exhibition CGP Gallery
It Is What It Isn't , The Big Shed, Iken, Suffolk
What Is That Thing?, The Architecture Foundation, Royal College of Art
Borders-Borders, Edinburgh College of Art
WIPWIP, work in progress show, Royal College of Art


Borders-Borders, Royal College of Art
Made to Destroy: An Exhibition. The Jam Factory, Oxford
FREE ALE, New College, Oxford
APIARY, St Catherine's College, Oxford


Six Figures Getting Sick, New College Cloisters and Chapel


Edgar Wind Society, Freuds, Oxford
Ruskin First Year Show, Oxford
The Garden Exhibition, New College, Oxford



The Telegraph (print) Friday 19th Oct
The Evening Standard (online and in print) Thurs 18th Oct
Elephant Magazine, "10 Artists to Watch MA & MFA shows 2018"



Hiss online magazine


Slayer Gallery: Garden Party, featured artist and online interview



ARM (A Ruskin Magazine 2015)
The Oculus Journal
The Ox Stu Student Newspaper


Vulture magazine



Royal College of Art: School of Fine Arts and Humanities Art Criticism Prize, Shanghai
Gilbert Bayes Trust Grant
Shortlisted for Red Mansion Art Prize
Shortlisted for Bluewolf Fine Art Scholarship and Installation


Gibbs Prize in Fine Art, University of Oxford
Shortlisted for Red Mansion Art Prize
Shortlisted for Blank Canvas Art Competition, Clyde and Co.


Oxford University Press Pirye Prize
Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize
The Sir William Dunn School for Pathology Art Award- special commission
Shortlisted for the Kevin Slingsby Prize for Funnel Vision



MA Sculpture
Royal College of Art, 2016-2018

BFA (hons) Fine Art
Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, New College

Foundation Diploma in Art Design and Media, Buckinghamshire New University