SV10: Member’s Show

Selected by Jennifer Higgie and Rebecca Warren

Studio Voltaire is pleased to announce selected artists for Studio Voltaire’s open submission exhibition.

Jonathan Baldock
Paul Becker
Bronwen Buckeridge
Luke Collins
Keith Farquhar
Aya Fukami
Sam Griffin
Andrew Hladky
Johanna Eliisa Laitanen & Liinu Grönlund
Damien Meade
Doreen McPherson
Hiromi Nakajima
Alex Pollard
Ruth Proctor
Lizi Sanchez
Benjamin Senior
David Smith
Michelle Ussher
Hanae Utamura
Lara Viana
Caroline Walker
Vicky Wright
Isabel Young

Studio Voltaire’s members’ exhibitions aim to showcase the strength and diversity of its membership, which currently comprises over 450 artists. The exhibition is open to entry to all artists, working in any medium, who are studio or associate members of Studio Voltaire. Every year, the changing panel, made up of artists, writers and curators select artists’ work.  Now in its seventh edition, the exhibition has developed a reputation for spotting emerging talent and bringing it to a wider audience. Previous artists include: Laura Aldridge, Sara Barker, Juliette Blightman, Pablo Bronstein, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Alex Frost, Anthea Hamilton, William Hunt, Duncan Marquiss, Public Works, Stephen Sutcliffe and Markus Vater.

This year’s exhibition included the work of 25 artists based throughout the United Kingdom, as well as few based internationally. The selected artists include a range of approaches to art making, such as video, film, painting, drawing and sculpture. The selectors were drawn to work that had a strong and unique voice. There is definitely a sense of the artists doing their own thing and perhaps a rejection of what can be seen as fashionable or en trend.  Works include Benjamin Senior’s slightly uneasy paintings of women exercising and resting; Johanna Eliisa Laitanen and Liinu Grönlund’s Aura of Place D’Armes two-channel film examines the co-existence of horses and the architecture of the stables in Versailles, presenting a very formal and stylized piece; and Jonathan Baldock’s somewhat grotesque sculptures and paintings.

About the selectors

Jennifer Higgie is a writer, critic and co-editor of frieze. Rebecca Warren is an artist.

Image credit

SV10: Member’s Show, selected by Jennifer Higgie and Rebecca Warren, 2010. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artists, selectors and Studio Voltaire, London.

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