Neena Percy

Location: Living and working in London
Website: www.neenapercy.com
Bio:

b.28/02/1992, North Shields, England.
Neena has a First Class BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art (2015) and is completing her MA Painting at the Royal College of Art (2017). She has also studied at the New York Studio School on an exchange during her BA. She has exhibited widely and has been shortlisted and awarded several prizes; Painter's Stainer's Scholarship (2012-2015); shortlist WOON Foundation Art Prize (2015) ; Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship (2015-2017); shortlist Red Mansion Prize (2017).

Looking for a potency within each work, I constantly remind myself to pursue Chris Krauss’ ambition in her novel I Love Dick: ‘I aim to be a female monster.’ Working playfully across mediums while fetishizing materials, I have an inquisitive interest in ideas of transformation, pretence and crude mimicry. My paper mono-prints allude to folds of fabric while squeezed-out paint metamorphoses into women’s objects, leaving paint sagging, hanging limply or stiffly sculpted.

Exhibitions:

Upcoming
MA Degree Show, RCA, London
The Great Exhibition, Lovely Gallery, Tokyo
Group show, AMP Gallery, London

2017
La Diablesse, Tramps, showing alongside Phoebe Unwin, Allison Katz, Tomma Abts and others, London
Seasons, Maxilla Space, London

2016
End of Year Show, Muddy Yard, London
Proofread, 330 Lee Road, London
Notesapp., The Dyson Gallery, RCA, London
THE SHIFT: EIGHT YEARS OF FLAT TIME HOUSE, Flat Time House, Peckham, London
Open House, South London Artists’ Open House, London
Cacophonia, Peckham, London
MA Painting Interim Show, RCA, London

2015 
Art In The City, Painter's Hall, London
Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, Baltic 39, Newcastle
Slade Degree Show, London
You have got my bone, Oh Yes Space, SoHo, London
New Arrivals, 12 Star Gallery, London
The Beautifullest Place on Earth, The Horses’ Hospital, London

2014
Have A No, Performance Night at Fat Relic, London
Second Person Looking Out, UCL Art Museum, London
Open House, South London Open House Festival, London
Conversation Pieces, Fat Relic, London
The Divine Feminine, Londonart, London
A Letter In Mind, The Oxo Gallery, London

2011-2013
Neena Percy & Whitney Meredith, New York Studio School, New York
New York Studio School Benefit, New York Studio School, New York
Mental Furniture Industry: This is a stand in for a solid, group writing collaboration, Flat Time House, London
Framed: Natural Resources in the Human World, Photography Competition, UCL, London
Interim Show, Slade, London
Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London