Upcoming - July 2019 Solo show, Silver Darlings ( Women's Work), Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton
April 2019 Blender: Soup ptV (Final Exhibition), Stryx, Birmingham
March 2019 Blender: Soup ptV (Open Studio), Stryx, Birmingham
Feb 2019 Blender: Soup ptV (Introduction), Stryx, Birmingham
Dec 2018 Coventry Art Prize, Class Room Coventry
Dec 2017 Small is Beautiful, Flowers gallery London
Nov – Dec 2016 Nottingham Castle Open (winner of the Nottingham Society of Artists Prize)
6th May - 24th July 2016 Art in the Dockyard, Of the Sea, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent
June - July 2016 Warwickshire Open Studios
April 2016, Variations on the Feast of Venus, Dream Space Gallery London
April 2016, Destination Anywhere, Rugby Rail Station
Feb - May 2016, New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,
Oct 2015, National Open Art Competition ,The Royal college of Art London
Oct 2015, ArtMasters The old Truman Brewery London
Sept 2015, A Line Drawn From the Eye to The Summit, MA Degree show, Birmingham School of Art
2013, Warwickshire Open Studios Exhibition, Althorpe Studios and Gallery
2012, Leamington contemporary Arts fair
Lucy Andrews is a Birmingham based painter and visual artist.
Born in 1978 she studied Fashion Design at London College of fashion before completing a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art.
Bodily experience is the main preoccupation Lucy's work, interconnectedness of our bodies and the environment we inhabit; water, nature and the cosmos. She is interested in the body when it becomes engaged in experiences of otherness and displacement either through changing the physical environment of a body such as the movement of migrants and refugees forced to live in unnatural conditions or when a body becomes suspended in water or air it moves and behaves with more freedom and fluidity.
The loss of control in drunk or drug induced states where our preconceived ideas of our self are broken down and established social norms are broken away often reveal a more intimate and direct experience and offer opportunities to react to the political, social and media realities of today.
Enclosed in the protection of paint or smeared away with thin layers figures on metal surfaces which exude vibrancy of colour, the metal surface allowing for quick gestures and a fast application. Painted narrative scenes are filled with figures. Lucy's current paintings are inspired by photographs from newspapers, current media and direct experiences of encounters with people, she tries to convey the complex atmosphere of a moment, rather than depicting historical events aiming to foreground the complexities of our current political environment.
2014 - 2015
Ma Fine Art
Birmingham City University
2005 - 2006
PGCE Art and Design
1997 - 2000
BA Hons Design Technology for the Fashion industry
London College of Fashion