Good Wives and Warriors
Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting Department at The Glasgow School of Art. They divide their time between designing large-scale installations for fine art settings and undertaking design commissions for companies in the UK and abroad, including Absolut Vodka, Tiger Beer, Swarovski, Adidas, Chevrolet and Swatch. They have exhibited around the world, including shows in Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Sao Paulo and have been featured in a number of publications and books including ICON Magazine, Wired Magazine and the Taschen books Illustration Now!3 and Portraits. They are currently based in London.
July 2017 'The Lost at Sea: Another New Atlantis', Torart Gallery, Carrara, Italy (exhibition and residency)
May 2017 'This Will Ruin Everything', The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
July 2015 'Future Seas', Milan Expo 2015.
July 2014 'Botanical Composition 1', Barbican off-site project, London.
June 2014 'The People's Painting', Glasgow, commissioned by BBC with documentary.
Nov 2013 'Artists Make Pub Signs', Space In Between, London
June 2013 'Stedet er Rummet', Den Frie, Copenhagen.
April 2013 'Will of Wall', Exp Gallery, Cararra, Italy.
March 2013 'Der Anfang des Endes', Salon Renate, Berli.
Nov 2012 'Nacht und Nebel', Salon Renate, 'Music Was My First Love, Berlin.
Oct 2012 Joint Ventures, Space In Between, group show, Oval Space, London.
Sept 2012 MADE gallery, Reseen- A Transformation of Visulisations, Berlin.
May 2012 Nova - Contemporary Culture Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Museum of Sound and Image and SESC Pompeia.
Dec 2011 'The Squaring of the Circle', solo show, Space In Between Gallery, London.
Sept 2011 Paris Design Week 2011. Glitch Fiction. Group show. Cite de la Monde et du Design, Paris.
April 2011 Dublin Science Festival - 'Man of the Year Million' drawing, Dublin.
Dec 2010 Limited edition furniture range in collaboration with Pirwi, Mexico.
Oct 2010 'Super K Sonic Boooum', Manchester Science Festival, MMU, Manchester.
Sept 2010 'An Emphatic Yes', Woburn Gallery (pop-up gallery), London.
Sept 2010 Sunbury Workshops Open Studios, London Design Week, London
Sept 2010 'Play', Inky Goodness, East Gallery, London.
Sept 2010 Images 34 AOI Illustration Awards, London College of Communication, London.
May 2010 Decoding, Breda Graphic Design Festival, Breda, Holland.
Feb 2010 'Fun-occult', Recoat Gallery, Glasgow.
Feb 2010 The Queen of Hoxton 1st birthday painting, Shoreditch, London.
Feb 2010 Kaleid Editions, outdoor painting for our book launch. 23-25 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London.
Jan 2010 'Buckminsterfullerene Dream', Space In Between, pop-up exhibition at 99 Clerkenwell Rd, Farringdon, London.
Oct 2009 ‘Illustrative 09’, New talent exhibitor, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin.
Oct 2009 ‘Glasgow People’, Galleri Esplanaden, Copenhagen.
Aug 2009 CODE - Create Berlin, poster contest - shortlisted.
Aug 2009 Mr Wilkinson’s, wall painting in bar, Melbourne.
Aug 2009 ‘Talking About My Spontaneous Generation’, West Space Gallery, Melbourne.
March 2009 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2009, collaborative painting, Melbourne.
Oct 2008 ‘Illustrative 08’ , Young Illustrator Award, Halle 9, Zurich.
Oct 2008 ‘Lunita Boogie Boogie’, PE Gallery, London (part of Appetite Gallery’s FRIEZE tour).
Aug 2008 ‘I’m not a fucking Princess, I am the King’ , Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires
Aug 2008 ‘Mountain Pump’, The War Club Gallery, Buenos Aires.
June 2008 ‘Euro-vision’, The Bottle Capp Gallery, San Francisco.
April 2008 ‘The Local’(Glasgow International), Studio Warehouse Gallery, Glasgow.
April 2008 ‘Bloom’ , Hotel Bloom project, Brussels.
March 2008 ‘Incredible Permanent Gains’, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden.
Dec 2007 ‘The Sprezzatura Maze’, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow.