3rd October - 13th November 2014
Born in 1980 and brought up in Mid-Wales. Bronwen Sleigh studied for her BA in Illustration at Glasgow School of Art, Graduating in 2002. She then lived and worked in Glasgow for the following four years, working at Glasgow Print studio, and completing her first solo show at Glasgow Print Studio in 2005. She spent three months in 2006 living in Cromarty as artist in residence for Highland Print Studio producing new work as running an arts project on the Fearn Peninsula.
Sleigh went on to study for an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art. During this time she spent six weeks at the printmaking department at The University of Calgary, Canada on a student exchange, which was hugely influential to her practice. Graduating in 2008 she stayed in London and worked for the Printmaking department at the Royal College of Art as a Lithography Technician as well as becoming a Print Fellow at the Royal Academy School. She returned to Scotland to work for Edinburgh Printmakers as their etching technician and collaborating printer and now she lives and makes work full time in Glasgow.
Solo shows include: Edinburgh Printmakers – Edinburgh, Eye Two – Edinburgh, Castle Gallery – Inverness, New Ground Calgary University – Calgary, Canada, Nigg, Riggs and the Cromarty Firth with Highland Print studio – Cromarty Courthouse – Cromarty, Natural Progression at Glasgow Print Studio – Glasgow
Group shows include: Paper Exchanges Lake Country Art Gallery – BC, Canada, Print Process Glue Factory – Glasgow, Urban and Rural Scottish Landscapes Open Eye – Edinburgh, Big Print/Small Print Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art – Poland, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition – Edinburgh, Northern Print Biennale – Newcastle, Summer Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts – London, Architectura Sumarria Lunn – London, Salon Whitecross Gallery – London, Hot Off The Press Curwen & New Academy Gallery – London, New Prints from the Royal College of Art Royal Academy – London, Original Print Highland Print Studio – Wick, Inverness, Kingussie, Thurso, Postgraduate Printmaking in London Clifford Chance – London, Four Corners The Troubador Gallery – London, Fifteener Publication – National, Landslide Café Gallery Projects – London, Scottish Printmakers Glasgow Print Studio – Glasgow, Contemporary Scottish Art The Chambers Gallery – London, Town Hall Gallery, Victoria – Australia, Gallery Heinzel – Aberdeen, Urban Landscapes at Eye Two – Edinburgh, Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition – Glasgow, Places Seen Glasgow Print Studio – Glasgow, Compass Gallery – Glasgow, Transmission – Glasgow, The Pentagon – Glasgow
Works held in collections: V&A, Royal Academy School, Royal College of Art, Aberystwyth University, Highland Council Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Strathclyde University, University of Calgary
Prizes: V&A Print Prize, Alf Dun Award, Davis Langdon Award, RCA Society/Thames & Hudson Book Prize, Tim Mara Calgary Exchange, Short-listed for 20/21 British Art Fair Print Prize, Strathclyde University Purchase Prize, On site drawing prize, Glasgow School of Art