Grace Woodcock

Location: London

A millenial painter: playfully negotiating the tension between the digital and the analogue.

The motif of the tech-swipe - the greasy mark smeared by a language of swipes, clicks, flicks and drags, betraying the slickness of a pristine screen - illustrates the conversation between man and digital interface. Swipes become painterly marks: gestures.

What does it mean for a female artist to paint the gesture: a gendered mark assigned to the heroic male painter and his phallic spurt? Could the painted gesture be reimagined as the female orgasm? Complex, intricate, trapped, multiple or faked?

Toying with gendered conceptions of the domestic interior and of colour, my paintings investigate the disparity between real space, pictorial space and virtual space in a world dominated by digital screens.


TH4Y - GENERATORprojects, Dundee
Law of Materials - Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
X - East Street Arts, Leeds
Best of Degree Show - Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
DEGREE SH6W - Edinburgh College of Art
FLUX - Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
Asbestos Rest Stop - Edinburgh College of Art
T A C T - Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
Drawing on Drawing - Edinburgh College of Art
Salonathon - Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
ESAF (Edinburgh Student Arts Festival) - The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh
HATCH - The Caves, Edinburgh
The Open Studio, Net WT. - Kentish Town, London
Low Risk Occupiers - St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh
F.07 - Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh