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Chapel Hill North Carolina

Artist in Residence


August-September 2018

Meet our most recent artist-in-residence, Helen Sear.

Helen Sear studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Slade School, University College London. Her work came to prominence in the 1991 British Council exhibition De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured extensively throughout Latin America and Eastern Europe. 

Her work explores the materiality of vision, often combining hand drawn or erased elements with photography to disrupt the conventional fixed-point perspective associated with the medium. She also works with moving image and mixed media installations.

Sear was the first woman to represent Wales with a solo exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.

She has just completed a new video and series of photographs during a year-long residency with the Forestry Commission in North Yorkshire culminating in 3 exhibitions throughout the region

In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition with Martin Asbaek gallery Copenhagen, and her major exhibition at Hestercombe House Gallery,  Somerset continues until the end of October.

She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York, Martin Asbaek in Denmark and Gallery Pennings in the Netherlands.


An Artist Talk with Helen Sear

Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm

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