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.

 

Exhibitions

2019
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

 

2018
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

 

2017 
#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

 

2016
Borders-Borders, Royal College of Art
RUSKIN.SHOW, Oxford
Made to Destroy: An Exhibition. The Jam Factory, Oxford
FREE ALE, New College, Oxford
APIARY, St Catherine's College, Oxford

 

2015
Six Figures Getting Sick, New College Cloisters and Chapel

 

2014
Edgar Wind Society, Freuds, Oxford
Ruskin First Year Show, Oxford
The Garden Exhibition, New College, Oxford

Press

 

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

 

2017

Hiss online magazine

 

2016
Slayer Gallery: Garden Party, featured artist and online interview

 

2015

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

 

2014
Vulture magazine

Awards

 

2017
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

 

2016
Gibbs Prize in Fine Art, University of Oxford
Shortlisted for Red Mansion Art Prize
Shortlisted for Blank Canvas Art Competition, Clyde and Co.

 

2015
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

 

Education

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
2012-2013