Michaela Yearwood-Dan


Location: Leyton
Website: michaelayearwood-dan.com

Michaela Yearwood-Dan, a contemporary British artist born in South London in 1994. Completing her BA in Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, before residing back in London, Yearwood-Dan often depicts a variety of topics based on observations of society and self. Her works tend to explore themes of class, culture/race, gender and nature and in later more current works love, loss and reflection all whilst remaining playful, personal and vibrant.

Working predominately with paint and collage, Yearwood-Dan's art is habitually thick and sumptuous with references to both the origins of traditional Fine Art and pop culture; including images of late night food spots, overtly feminine stereotypes, botanical influences within personalised visual narrative. As a contemporary artist working in a historically renowned (and critically in some cases seen as a “dying art form”) Yearwood-Dan’s work heavily focuses on method and technique, often borrowing and adapting traits from western, Japanese and Chinese historical painting and craft.


2019 One English Pound @ Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen foundation, London

2019 Artists Are The New Athletes @ The Edit Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

2018 21st Century Women @ Unit Gallery, Mayfair, London

2018 Oh She does like to be beside the Sea Side @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay, Newcastle

2018 Group Show @ Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen foundation, Haggerston, London

2018 After Cesaire/Morden Tropiques @ The Platform Southwark, Southwark, London

2018 Hot Milk @ Post_Institute, Brixton, London

2018 Bloomberg New Contemporaries @ Block336, Brixton, London

2017 Bloomberg New Contemporaries @ BALTIC Gateshead and Baltic 39 Newcastle

2017 Looking In, Looking Through @ Neo: Gallery 23, Bolton

2017 FA Art @ The Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone, Kent

2017 Enter the Dragon @ Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2016 After Art School @ The Crypt Gallery, London

2016 Bare Fucker1es Book Launch @ T.Chances, London

2016 Graduate Show, College of Arts and Humanities @University of Brighton