Angela Summerfield
ARTIST, CURATOR, INDEPENDENT ART HISTORIAN AND CRITIC

WEBSITE www.artistfolio.co.uk/angelasummerfield

WEBSITE LINKS
theyorkshirecolourist.wordpress.com/ www.thememorycollective.co.uk
www.spectator.co.uk/author/angela-summerfield/
www.saatchionline.com/angela1

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The creation of “Landscapes of Wonder” is how I would explain my contemporary approach to landscape painting. Here the associated roles of light, colour and geometry are so composed, as to offer a profound aesthetic engagement; a process akin to meditation, the inner world of the icon-viewer dialogue, the indefinable, spiritual and the mesmeric. Following the culturally deeply rooted nature-human axis, the ‘Landscapes of Wonder” function as a form of sustenance to the development of human emotions, imagination and the intellect.

BIOGRAPHY/LITERATURE
(illustrated catalogue essay)’Landscape Painting and the Role of Memory: an Artist’s Approach’ in ‘Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience’, O3 Gallery, Oxford, March 2013
‘Who’s Who in Art’ (35th edition) 2012

EDUCATION
PhD History of Art and Museum Studies, City University (London)
MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute (University of London)
BA (Hons) Fine Art (2:1), University of Leeds

AWARDS/MEMBERSHIP
British Government Scholarship, The British Academy
(PhD three-year award)
Elected member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics,
UK Section)
Member of the International Research Network, ‘Refining European Symbolism 1880-1910’

CAREER
Artist: founder and curator of The Memory Collective, a UK not-for-profit exhibitions and projects based organisation:
website www.thememorycollective.co.uk

Art Critic: Art critic for ‘The Spectator’ (2000- ). Other publications include ‘Apollo’, ‘Art Review’, ‘Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art & Art Books’, ‘Modern Painters’, ‘Print Quarterly’, ‘RA Magazine’, ‘RSA Journal’ and ‘Galleries’.

Art Historian: publications: 100+ articles, catalogue essays and extended catalogue entries on contemporary, modern and historical art. I have written catalogue essays and contributed catalogue entries for numerous public institutions and commercial galleries; these include Leeds City Art Gallery, The Walker Art Gallery (National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Rabley Drawing Centre (Wiltshire), Stephanie Hoppen Fine Art Gallery (London) and AXNS (Oxford).

Lectures: (include) National Gallery, Royal Academy, V & A Museum, The Walker Art Gallery and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Curator (starting with the most recent): currently the Curator of The Memory Collective (London); previously Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts; and Assistant Keeper (British Art), Walker Art Gallery (National Galleries and Museums on Merseyside).

ART FAIRS
Art in Marylebone London, June 2013
‘The Other Art Fair’ London, November 2012
Selectors: Edward Lucie-Smith, Ian Rosenfeld, James Hopkins and Francesca Gavin.

NATIONAL COMPETITION-EXHIBITIONS
‘John Moores Painting Prize 2012’ (short-listed for the final exhibition) Judges: Iwona Blazwick, Alan Yentob, George Shaw, Fiona Banner and Angela de la Cruz.
‘The National Open Art Competition 2012’ (short-listed for the final exhibition) Judges: Lisa Wright, Andrew Stahl, Francis Hodgson, Gus Casely-Hayford and Cedar Lewisohn.

LONDON COMPETITION-EXHIBITIONS
‘Chelsea Art Society, Open Section’ 2008, 2011
'Art Liberating Lives' (in aid of the Sue Ryder Charity) Mall Galleries 2009
‘Cork Street Open’ 2009
‘Deptford X’ 2007, 2008
‘Southwark Open’ 2007
‘Singer Friedlander/The Sunday Times Competition’ Mall
Galleries 2004
‘Discerning Eye’ (4 works independently selected by the judges) Mall Galleries 2002

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, LONDON
‘Fight for Sight’ [invited artist] Menier Gallery, May 2013
‘Cold Climate’ [invited artist], Occupy My Time Gallery, Deptford, 2013
‘A Walk in the Park: artworks inspired by Greenwich Royal Park and Blackheath’, Studio 61 Gallery, 2012
‘The Landscape of Memory’ NoFormat Gallery, inaugural exhibition of The Memory Collective, supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2012
Tudor Barn Arts, Greenwich Arts Festival, London 2011
‘Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust Charity Auction’ RichMix, Shoreditch, 2011
Second Floor Studios & Arts, Woolwich 2011, 2010
Arthub, Deptford 2009, 2008
‘Courtauld Alumni‘ The Arts Club 2009
Frameworks, Deptford 2007, 2006

UK GROUP EXHIBITIONS (OTHER THAN LONDON)
‘A Celebration of Yorkshire’ Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, 2012
‘Your Place: 60 Years of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park’ [Arts Council-funded exhibition], Inspired by Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, 2012

LONDON SOLO EXHIBITIONS
‘A Sense of Light: oil paintings & prints by Angela Summerfield’ Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (London’s flagship “art hospital”), 2010
Second Floor Studios & Arts, 2009

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and USA

OTHER COLLECTIONS
Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice, UK

CONTACT DETAILS
email: amsummerfield@btinternet.com
telephone: 020-8318-2985
Studio 201, Unit 7F, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Warspite Road, London, SE18 5NR

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