Lot - 16 - Ashleigh May Thompson - Rest
Lot - 16 - Ashleigh May Thompson - Rest

Lot - 16 - Ashleigh May Thompson - Rest

Mezzotint Etching

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Hector Campbell

ARTIST INFO

About  

Ashleigh Thompson is an artist and printmaker based in London. She studied at Hampstead Fine Arts College and City & Guilds of London Art school, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art: Painting. Thompson was an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter- Printmakers for two years after winning the Gwen May Recent Graduate Award in 2017 and Winner of the Intaglio Printmaker Award at RE Originals 2019. Following a recent return to her craft after an extended period of hibernation, Thompson’s latest artworks are able to simultaneously exist on a smaller scale while encompassing much larger, universal ideas and ideals. Combining the artist’s longstanding exploration of grainy, natural surfaces and melancholic tones with a renewed interest in representational subject matter, these artworks speak to concerns that exist on parallel micro and macro planes. Their ghostly, monochromatic colouring suggests a suspension in time and place, a printed purgatory within which the viewer can immerse themselves and indulge in self-reflection.  

  

Group Shows  

2019 

London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts with The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers  

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Originals, Bankside Gallery, London, UK 

2018 

London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts with The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers 

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Originals, Bankside Gallery 

Off The Wall, Bankside Gallery, London, UK 

2017 

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair  

National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK 

Fractured Residency & Exhibition, Brocket Gallery, London, UK 

  

Awards: 

2019 

Intaglio Printmaker Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Originals  

2017 

Gwen May Trust Recent Graduate Award 

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