British born Lucy McLauchlan's large-scale monochromatic paintings have covered multi-story buildings across Europe, gigantic billboards in China, windows in Japan, houses in The Gambia, Italian water towers, Norwegian lighthouse, walls in Moscow’s Red Square, Detroit car parks and abandoned NYC subway tunnels.
Implicit within her work is a deep respect for nature as she draws inspiration from her immediate environment; allowing it to inform and direct what is an intuitive and explorative process.
Lucy’s work is held in many private and public collections:
the permanent print collection V&A Museum London; the British Government’s art collection Rome; the contemporary art collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; the permanent collections of The Library of Birmingham; Urban Nation Museum Berlin; State Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow and Soho House collections in the UK and West Hollywood.
She is a founding member of ‘Beat13’ with Matthew Watkins, originally established as an autonomous platform and gallery space to instigate self-initiated projects. Watkins has produced numerous films following McLauchlan at work, revealing an intimate insight into her practice which has won awards with ‘Tacit’ at the Metropolis Art Prize, New York (2010) and the Flatpack Short Film Awards, UK (2018) with ‘New Zealand’.
Notable solo exhibitions include; UNFOLD, Centrala, UK (2019), There Are Voices To Be Heard, Nelson Gallery, New Zealand (2018), Birmingham By Pass, Minerva Works (2017), Where Were You Before Now, Fluoescent Smogg, Barcelona (2015), Marking Shadows, Lazarides Gallery, London (2014), Holding onto Fragments of Past Memories, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2013), Together, Lazarides Rathbone, London (2010), All Of Us, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (2009), Restricted Freedom, FIFTY24SF, San Francisco (2008), Expressive Deviant Phonology, Lazarides Rathbone, London (2007), Before the Birds Stop Singing, Analogue Gallery, Edinburgh (2005).
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