Gemma Lowe

(b. Manchester, U.K)

Since her second solo show, Small Talk at Coleman Projects, London, Gemma has continued to develop her painting practice.
Recently, she has been working on a collaborative project, MEWNrhwng, with 3 other artists from across the UK. The collaboration can be followed on instagram @mewnrhwng and will exhibit work in public spaces in 2021.
She exhibits and works on a range of collaborative projects internationally, and has presented her work in formal settings and for higher education audiences.
As part of her practice, she offers educational workshops and art projects in schools and galleries which supports creativity in schools.
2020  PGCE Primary School Direct with QTS, University of Chester
2014  MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2005  BA (Honours) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
2002  BTEC Foundation Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

Solo Exhibitions
2017  Small Talk, Coleman Projects, London
2015  Throwing Shapes, 84 Hatton Garden, London
Selected Group Exhibitions/Art Projects
2021 MEWNrhwng, Touring 4 female artists collaboration showcase, July/Aug, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2021 MEWNrhwng, Touring 4 female artists collaboration showcase, May, Oriel CARN, Caernarfon
2020  Gwyl Ffor Arall X CARN - SYMUDWEDD1.0 short art film showcase for online festival
2018  Open Studios, ASC studios, London
2016  Parallel Lines: Mums and Daughters, Cell Studios, London
2016  Working from Home, part of Art Licks weekend, AMP Gallery, Peckham, London
2016  Duplicit, Snehta, Athens, Greece
2015  Now in Reverse: An Amnesiac’s Stories by Yvonne Feng, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2015  Polyphonie X, Curator: Sarah Cameron, Green Lanes, London
2015  Secrets, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2014  Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London
2014  Neuroanatomy, Rebecca Hardy-Griffith, Bocs Coop, Caernarfon, Cymru
2014  You Know, I... Instinct with thinking, 2 person show with Yvonne Feng, Hockney Gallery, London
2013  Diseased Brethren, part of Art Licks Weekend, Asylum, Peckham, London
2013  PNTNG NOV, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2013  WiP, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2012  Animal House, Cephalopod, Curator: Guy Oliver, London
2011  Correos, Galeria Progresso, Curator: Pablo Ferretti, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Awards / Scholarships
2019      Collaborative Project Grant, Arts Council of Wales
2012      Lucy Halford Painting Bursary, Royal College of Art, London
2005      Hallam Award, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
2002      Drawing Award, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Prizes / Open submissions
2017  Southwark Open, CPG, Bermondsey, London 
2015  Shortlisted Shoosmiths Art Prize, MK Arts for Health, Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes
          Longlisted for East London Painting Prize, Bow Arts Trust, London
2014  Wells Art Contemporary: Anita Taylor, Donald Smith, Richard Wentworth OBE, Somerset
          Saatchi New Sensations Online: Ceri Hand, Tom Hunter, Jessica Lack, Kirsty Ogg, London
2011  Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts: Patricia Bickers, Pippa Hale, Robert Leckie, London

Talks / Performance
2016  Without Roof or Rule, Working from Home, AMP Gallery, London
2015  Practices in dialogue loss and creation, for Yvonne Feng, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2014  Performance for 'Dwelling' | Guler Ates with Marcelle Joseph Projects, London
          Artist Talk, Kingston University BA and MA course, Kingston
          Visiting Tutor and Artist talk, University of East London
          Artist talk, Dyson Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, London
2010  Guest Artist, Windsor Castle, Royal Collection, London

Residency / Exchange
2016  Zarakes, Evia, Greece
2013  Artist exchange, F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zürich, Switzerland
Other engagements/ Commissions
2021      KS2 Art project, St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Northwich, Cheshire
2010-19 Big Draw Campaign Artist, Royal Mews, Royal Collection, London
2019      Portrait commission, Private collection
2018      Artist, Queen's Gallery, Royal Collection, London
2016-17 Painting Tutor, Queens gate Studio, London
2008-16 Artist, Emergency Exit Arts, London
2011-14 Co-founder and Project Leader, Artists Explore, London
2011      Voluntary Artist, Epic Arts, Cambodia
2010      Portrait commission, Private collection
2008-16 Education Assistant, The National Gallery, London
2008-9   Freelance Artist, Thames Festival and Lumina Arts, London
2005-6   Workshop Facilitator, The Kids Company, London
2002-4   Artist and Project Coordinator, Abbeydale Industrial Museum, Sheffield