BORN: - -
IRELAND, 1979 - -
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LIVES/WORKS: - -
ENGLAND & SPAIN - -
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EDUCATION: - -
2004-2006 MARoyal College of Art, London
1998-2001 BA Wimbledon School of Art, London
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: - -
2008 Tutti Frutti Tutti FruttiThe British School at Rome, Rome
2008 The Hulagloop Experiment, curated by Fabio Campagna Rialto Sant'Ambrogio, Rome
2008 The Grand Tour, Spazio Culturale Æmilia Hotel, Bologna
2008 20Eventi 08 Arte Contemporanea in Sabina curated by Aberto Tessore
Sabina, Lazio
2008 On Time, Eastwing 08 Collection, curated by undergraduate and MA art history students
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2007 The Directors Apartment The British School at Rome, Rome
2007 Party at The American Academy The British School at Rome, Rome
2007 Roma Design+, curated by Lorenzo Imbesi Public sites around Rome
2007 Intervention, curated by Richard Ducker Fieldgate Gallery, London
2007 Spazi Aperti 5 Accademia di Romania in Roma, Rome
2007 Air Guitar & 2 teaspoons, curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan and Charles Danby Bischoff Weiss, London
2007 Transiti_1, 2, & 3 The British School at Rome, Rome
2007 Transiti, Spazio Culturale Æmilia Hotel, Bologna
2007 Paradise Love Bar Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
2006 Saudade, curated by Sarah Dwyer and Laura Green Highbury Studios, London
2006 Re-View Territories Inspire Art The Study Gallery, Dorset
2006 Generation, Fine Art Degree Show Royal College of Art, London
2004 Millfield Open Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2004 Horse The Study Gallery, Dorset
2003 Prospects, Pizza Express National Drawing Competition Truman Brewery, London
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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: -
2006-2008 Sainsbury Scholar Drawing and Sculpture, The British School at Rome, Italy
2007 The Independent, ‘2007's next big things, The Artist’ Chosen by Michael Glover
2006 Mann Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art
2002-2003 Leighton Park School, Artist in Residence, Reading
2001 Salvagnac Artist in Residence, Toulouse, France
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: -
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COLLECTIONS: - -
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Eastwing Collection VIII
Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection 2004-2005
Private Collections in England, France, Holland, & Spain
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ARTIST STATEMENT: -
Hedgecock works within a generation of British sculptors whose work is made from throw-away, mass-produced materials. Her sculpture includes a range of references to ancient monoliths, molecular structures and baroque excess, and is created from an infinite number of polystyrene beads, coloured and assembled into uncanny forms imitating organic growth. The result is work which occupies a formless mid-ground between being and becoming.
‘Chronic exposure to styrene in humans results in effects on the central nervous system, such as headache, fatigue, weakness, depression, hearing loss, and peripheral neuropathy.’* A 21st century harbinger of toxicity at constant odds with the representation of Nature it alludes to.
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* http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/styrene.html, (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 07/2008)