Artist | Pip Dickens (*1962)

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Biography

Biography

Born 1962. Fiskerton, England, UK
Slade School of Fine Art - MFA Painting
Leeds Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence (University of Huddersfield) 2010-2011

Solo Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013 ‘Pip Dickens - SCREEN’ Rugby Art Gallery, (jun-sep 2013), supported by Arts Council England 2013 ‘Pip Dickens’, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire 2012 ‘Toward the Light by Pip Dickens’, The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, Cheshire (TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION) 2012 ‘Patterns of Shadows – Pip Dickens’, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation London. 2012 ‘Pip Dickens: New Works’ The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds 2011 'Hajime - The Beginning...', with Sound compositions by Professor Monty Adkins, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield 2010‘Towards The Light: Pip Dickens’, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford (supported by the Arts Council of England and Museums, Libraries and Archives Council). (TOURING SOLO EXHIBITION) 2008 ‘Fabrications’, Brahm Gallery, Leeds 2001 ‘Pip Dickens’, Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art (ELGIN), London, UK 2000 ‘Pip Dickens’, Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art (ELGIN), London, UK 1998 ‘Pip Dickens’, Yorkshire Television Studios, Leeds, UK

Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2015 ‘In Light of the Monochrome’: Jane Harris, David Batchelor, Pip Dickens, Estelle Thompson, Heather Boxall, Manya Donaque and Clare Booker. Exhibition and Symposium. Curated by Heather Boxall. Bradford College of Art and Media, Bradford, Yorkshire 2014 ‘Celebrating Figuration and Abstraction: Elvira Bach - Pip Dickens - Gernot Kissel (1939 – 2008),’ curated by Vera Schuhmacher Fine Art and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, London. Foundry Gallery, Chelsea, London 2014 ‘Festival Gallery Artists’: Includes works by Michael Craig-Martin, Suzanne Treister, Willie Doherty, Brian Fell, Ralph McGaul, Elizabeth Stuart Smith, Pip Dickens and James Quin. At The Studios, Cheshire 2013 ‘Inverse-Evoke: Art & Text’’, R K Burt Gallery, London(curated by Renée Pfister, Art & Gallery Consultancy) Brighton Art Fair 2013 | Renée Pfister, Art & Gallery Consultancy Fulham Palace Art Fair 2013 | Renée Pfister, Art & Gallery Consultancy 2013‘Art at The Yard’ pop up exhibition by The Festival Gallery: 2012 'Brittle Crazie Glasse', Islington Mill, Salford curated by Man & Eve Gallery London 2011 'Colour in Art', Beldam Gallery, Brunel University West London, London (invited artist) 2010 ‘Twelve Constellations’, Vulpes Vulpes, London 2009'Porno-Graph' , Brass Gallery, Leeds (4 Dec-29 Jan 2010) 2009 ‘Art Auction for the Medical Foundation For the Care of Victims of Torture’, Royal Institute of Great Britain, London 2009 Pre-Auction Viewing Exhibition of Medical Foundation Art Auction (see above) at John McAslan + Partners, London 2009 'A Room with a View', Gallery II, University of Bradford 2009 'On Your Wall' , Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds 2008 ‘A Feast for the Eyes’, Gallery II, University of Bradford 2007 ‘MILL’, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London 2006 Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, curated by Alan Kluckow, London, 2004 ‘Nocturnal’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London 2004 ‘Double Take’, The Business Arts Council, San Francisco, USA 2004 ‘Edna’, Retrospective of past winners of the Edna Lumb Art Travel Award, Leeds Metropolitan University 2003 ‘In the Mix’, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco Marina, USA 2003 ‘Starting A Collection’, Art First, Cork Street, London 2003 ‘Illusion’ – Pip Dickens James Lumsden & Tomoya Matsuzaki, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London 2002 ‘Ten’, bcontemporary, Newcomen Street, London 2002 ‘Sharon Ben-Tal, Pip Dickens and Laurel Hunter’, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA 2002 ‘Beneath The Surface II’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London 2002 ‘Best of Art’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London 2002 ‘Beautiful & Unique’, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, UK 2001 ‘Oil & Stone: Paintings of Pip Dickens and Sculpture of Deveren Bowman’, East 73rd Gallery, London 2001 ‘6th Debenhams Windows Exhibition’, Debenhams, Manchester, UK 2001 ‘Bittersweet’, (invited artist) at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, UK, curated by Roy Exley 2001 ‘FRESH ART’, Business Design Centre, London 1999 ‘Grrr!’, The Paper Bag Factory, London, UK 1998 ‘Edna Lumb Art Travel Award Retrospective’, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, UK

Awards/Competitions

Awards/Competitions

2016 Painting 'Venus Freak' from the Moire series was a selected finalist in the 6th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the Abstract Category 2012 Marmite Painting Prize: longlisted final 50 for 2012 catalogue 2010 The Leverhulme Trust - Artist in Residence: University of Huddersfield, Department of Music 2009 Celeste Prize 2009: Painting - shortlisted 2008 Jerwood Contemporary Painting 2009 - nominated 2001 AXIS Sponsored Stand Award at FRESH ART FAIR 2000 Jeremy Cubitt Prize (Slade School of Fine Art) 1997 NatWest Art Prize - shortlisted 1995 Edna Lumb Art Travel Award - Research in Iceland

Commissions/Residencies/Lectures

Commissions/Residencies/Lectures

Numerous part-time and visiting lecture posts in HE and FE between 2005-2013 2012 Seminar: ‘Working with/in Japan’, The University for the Creative Arts, Surrey. Organised by Prof. Lesley Millar 2012 Participant in pilot study ‘What is Creativiy?’ By Dr Jean Carabine, Open University (status:ongoing) 2012 Commissioned Residency at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds 2010-2011 Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence: University of Huddersfield, Department of Music 2009-2010 Commissioned Residency: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire (and Cliffe Castle, Keighley) 2006 Public art commission: see Make Architects ‘ website. Designs for external integral public artwork

Critical Reviews

Critical Reviews

Catalogue: ‘Pip Dickens – SCREEN’, with text by curator, Jessica Morgan, Pip Dickens and commissioned essay by David Sweet, ISBN 978-0-9550829-6-2 Review: ‘Pip Dickens – SCREEN’, Colour and precision from Orient in Warwickshire 12 Jul 2013 10:01 Julie Chamberlain explores a new exhibition influenced by cinematography and Japanese costume. Review: ‘Pip Dickens – SCREEN’, review in a-n by Michael Shaw. http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/3539128 Review: ‘Pip Dickens: Patterns of Shadows’ by Luke Elwes at http://lukeelwes.squarespace.com Book: ‘Shibusa – Extracting Beauty, by Pip Dickens and Professor Monty Adkins, ISBN-13: 978-1-86218-101-4, published by University of Huddersfield Press, February 2012 Preview: ‘Patterns of Shadows by Pip Dickens’, Eastern Art Report, January 2012 Catalogue: ‘Pip Dickens – New Works’ with text by curator, Layla Bloom, ISBN -13-978-1-874331-47-6 Review: DIG Yorkshire: Interview and review – Beautiful Boteh , January 2012 Feature Review:Yorkshire Post: ‘Home City Debut for Local Artist’, Friday, 19 January 2012, Culture section, p3 Invited Contributor: 'Exchange' magazine, Touring Exhibitions Group, front cover illustration and touring exhibition information, Spring 2012 Review: Dig Yorkshire, Highlight, 'Toward the Light by Pip Dickens', web review, 4 out of 5 star rating Catalogue: Toward the Light - Pip Dickens, catalogue published by Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford 2010 ISBN 9780946657650 Critical Text: 'The Alchemy of the Surface: The Paintings of Pip Dickens', by Roy Exley, 2010 Surfacing Art Journal (online journal), April 2009 Catalogue: "I Follow My Art", catalogue, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London, 2009 Feature interview: Yorkshire Today monthly magazine, April 2009 Invited Contributor /seconds 9 : Vanishing Point: The Vicious and Virtuous Circle, the online journal of contemporary art and its research, 2008 Review, Blackpool Gazette, March 2008, p7 Preview, Metro, 2004 Review, Metro, 2004 Catalogue: 'Edna', published by Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, 2004 Invited contributor: The Leeds Guide,October 2004 Review: Dig Yorkshire, Highlights: 'Edna', web review, 2004 Invited contributor: 'Leeds versus London ', contemporary art & leisure scene comparison article for The Review: Leeds Guide, June 2002 Catalogue: 'Fresh Art', published by Fresh Art Fair, Business Design centre, London, p40 Catalogue: PIP DICKENS, published by Simba Print 2000, 2001 Review: Art Review, May 2001, p28 Preview, Art Review, February 2001, p24 Feature: Pip Dickens, Galleries magazine, February 2001, p17 Picture Story: Times Higher, May 22 1998, p7

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2015 ‘In Light of the Monochrome’, exhibition and symposium. Key Speaker: ‘Netherworlds of Greyness: Green-Lipped Geishas and Old Sheep Dogs’ - on monochromatic colour. Bradford College of Art and Media, Bradford, Yorkshire 2013 'East Meets West: Painting, Calligraphy and More by Gu Feng and Pip Dickens'. Talk and Live Demonstration, Business Confucius Institute/University Leeds at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery 2012 Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting), Lancaster University 2012 Judging Panel - Rugby Open Art Competition 2011-2013 Judging Panel: Edna Lumb Art Travel Award 2012 Seminar: ‘Working with/in Japan’, The University for the Creative Arts, Surrey. Organised by Prof. Lesley Millar 2010 Inaugural Lecture at University of Huddersfield, Department of Music 2009 Judging Panel Bradford Open 09, art competition 2006 - 08 Part-Time lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course 2006 Part-Time lecturer, Hull School of Art & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course 2005 Visiting Lecturer, University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Part-Time lecturer, Hull School of Art & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course 2004 Part-Time lecturer, Hull School of Art & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course 2004 Part-Time lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Fine Art Course 2003, 2004 Visiting Lecturer, Leeds College of Art & Design - Foundation Course Fine Art 2002 Book cover design elements for 'A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes To The Great War' by Jon Atkin, published by Manchester University Press, ISBN 0-7190-6071-0 2002 Book design elements for 'Trade Wind Hitchers' by Nicola Russell, published by Seafarer Books ISBN 0-95381-802-0 2002 Slade Undergraduate teaching experience 1999 Publicity Organiser Grrr! exhibition at the Paper Bag Factory, Deptford, London, UK 1996-1998 Marketing Officer, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery & Studio Theatre, Leeds, UK including launch of 'The Ugly Show' and other PHOTO 98 projects plus design/direction for all marketing and publicity material

About the work

About the work

Pip Dickens is a painter concerned with visual perception, in particular, examining and challenging theories and methodologies of light and movement within the second dimension. Concepts of illusion and double meaning are recurring themes - The notion that we may receive two contrasting visual (or intellectual) responses to a single stimulant. She is interested in playing with ideas of extremes and visual confusion - a kind of "terrible beauty". Her painting methodology is determined by the subject matter and often juxtaposes conventional painting techniques with innovative methods to create unusual surfaces, layers and textures. Depth and surface contrasts are particularly important in her work. Her work draws upon many sources from natural phenomena to the darker elements of phantasmagoria, from opacity to transparency, from rhythms within music to pattern structures in nature, from cinematic devices to literary sources. Although common themes connect individual investigations, she dispels a singular stylistic approach in preference for innovating and testing new methodologies as a direct response to the subject matter.

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Catalogues and Publications

Catalogues and Publications

2013 Exhibition Review: ‘SCREEN: Pip Dickens’ by artist Michael Shaw at a-n online Rugby Art Gallery & Museum | Rugby Solo Exhibition (June-Aug 2013) 2013 Exhibition Catalogue: ‘SCREEN: Pip Dickens’ download PDF Essay by David Sweet ISBN 978-0-9550829-6-2 Rugby Art Gallery & Museum | Rugby Solo Exhibition (June-Aug 2013) 2012 Book Review: ‘Shibusa Extracting Beauty’ by Monty Adkins and Pip Dickens, published by University of Huddersfield Press Book Review by Margaret Waring for Issue No 51 of The Textile Society Journal (December 2012) 2012 Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Brittle Crazie Glasse’ download PDF By Lucy Newman-Cleeve, curator and director of Man & Eve Gallery | London Group Exhibition 2012 Critical Review: 'Patterns of Shadows by Pip Dickens' By Luke Elwes Exhibition: ‘Patterns of Shadows by Pip Dickens’ Solo exhibition | Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London 2013 News Feature: ‘Home city debut show for local artist’ Yorkshire Post By Nick Ahad, Arts Correspondent Published: Friday 20 January 2012 12:20 2012 Critical Review: ‘Boteh Beauty’ Dig Yorkshire By Rich Jevons Exhibition: ‘Pip Dickens - New Works' Solo Exhibition | The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds 2012 Critical Review: ‘Pip Dickens: New Work’ Leeds Student Newspaper By Claire Naylor Exhibition: ‘Pip Dickens - New Works' Solo Exhibition | The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds 2012 Book: ‘Shibusa – Extracting Beauty', by Pip Dickens and Professor Monty Adkins, ISBN-13: 978-1-86218-101-4, published by University of Huddersfield Press, February 2012 2011 Critical Review: 'Painting Exhibition Transforms Shawls into Yarns' Creative Boom Exhibition: ‘Pip Dickens - New Works' Solo Exhibition | The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds 2011 Critical Review: Dig Yorkshire By Fay Blanchard Exhibition: ‘Toward the Light by Pip Dickens’ Solo Touring Exhibition | Bradford Museums & Galleries 2010 The Alchemy of the Surface: The Paintings of Pip Dickens by Roy Exley Exhibition: ‘Toward the Light by Pip Dickens’ Solo Touring Exhibition | Bradford Museums & Galleries (supported by Arts Council of England) 2001 Critical Review 'Galleries' magazine By Luke Elwes Exhibition: 'PIP DICKENS' Solo Exhibition | Cassian de Vere Cole Gallery/ELGIN

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Exhibition History 

Exhibition History

 
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Venue types: Gallery / Museum / Non-Profit / Collector
Exhibitions in artist-info 10 (S 7/ G 3) Did show together with - Top 5 of 32 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Kate Allen (2)- 3
Astrid Pawlowitski (1)- 1
Rebecca Stevenson (1)- 3
Deirdre King (1)- 1
Nicky Hodge (1)- 2
Exhibitions by type
10:   4 / 3 / 3 / 0
Venues by type
9:   3 / 3 / 3 / 0
Curators 1
artist-info records Jun 2000 - Mar 2015
Countries - Top 1 of 1
United Kingdom (10)
Cities - Top 5 of 5
London (5)
Bradford (2)
Campden (1)
Rugby (1)
Leeds (1)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 9
CASSIAN de VERE COLE FINE ART (2)
The Dye House Gallery - Bradford College (1)
Woburn Studios (Slade) (1)
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts (1)
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (1)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 1 of 1
Heather Boxall(1)

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In Light of the Monochrome

The Dye House Gallery - Bradford College G Mar 2015 - Mar 2015 Bradford (3) +0
Boxall, Heather (Curator)       +0
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum S Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 Rugby (3) +0
Campden Gallery S Feb 2013 - Mar 2013 Chipping Campden (27) +1
Daiwa Foundation Japan House - London S Mar 2012 - Apr 2012 London (51) +0
Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery S Jan 2012 - Apr 2012 Leeds (7) +0
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery S Aug 2010 - Nov 2010 Bradford (12) +0
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts G May 2001 - Jun 2001 London (41) +1
CASSIAN de VERE COLE FINE ART S Feb 2001 - Feb 2001 London (18) +1
CASSIAN de VERE COLE FINE ART S Sep 2000 - Sep 2000 London (18) +1
Woburn Studios (Slade) G Jun 2000 - Jun 2000 London (1) +1