Friday, 8 May 2009

Tessa Farmer

An Ambush (detail)

2008, Taxidermy mice, insects, plant roots, cobweb, Dimensions variable

1978 Born in Birmingham, England. Lives and works in London


2002-2003 MFA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford

1997-2000 BFA (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class), Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford

Solo shows

2008 Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

2007 Natural History Museum, London

2007 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

2006 The Terror, Firstsite, Colchester

2004 New Work, Museum of Oxford

2003 Kalmthout Arboretum, Belgium

2002 Touch Wood, Rochester Art Gallery, Stour Valley Arts

1999 Dolphin Gallery, St John’s College, Oxford

Group shows

2010 Belsay Hall, Newcastle, UK (Upcoming)

2009 Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (Upcoming)

2009 Breaking New, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, London (Upcoming)

2008 Riddle Me, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London

2008 Wrap Your Troubles in a Dream, curated by Power Ekroth, Lautom Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2008 In Transit, Ladbroke Grove, London

2008 Animal Magic, Eleven, London, UK Tatton Park Biennial, Knutsford, UK

2008 VOLTA 4, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2008 LOCKED IN: The Visible, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2008 Gothic, Fieldgate Gallery, London

2007 The Future Can Wait, Atlantis Gallery, London

2007 Les Fleurs du Mal, Primo Alonso, curated by John Stark London

2007 Art Basel Miami, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2007 Art Forum Berlin, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2007 Growing Wild, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, curated by Jane Neal Bucharest, Romania

2007 Growing Wild, Kontainer Gallery, curated by Jane Neal Los Angeles, CA

2007 VOLTA 3, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2007 Am Schlimmsten: nicht im Sommer sterben, Nassauische Kunstverein, Wiesbaden,Germany

2006 Shibboleth, Dilston Grove, London

2006 Obsession, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2006 Repatriating the Ark, Museum of Garden History, London

2006 Miniature Worlds, Jerwood Space, London

2006 International Arts Festival, London Wetlands Centre, London

2006 New Figurative Realism, CHARLIE SMITH london, London

2006 The Mouse that Roared, Project 133, London

2006 Where the Wild Things Are, Imperial College, London

2005 Thinking the Unthinkable, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

2005 New Sculpture, Museum 52, London

2005 The Unlimited Dream Company?, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2005 Zoo Art Fair, with Museum 52

2005 Royal British Society of Sculptors, Bursary exhibition

2005 Berliner Liste Art Fair, with Clapham Art Gallery

2005 The Young Ones, Said Business School, Oxford

2005 Radar, Empire Gallery, London

2004 Forever Beautiful, Clapham Art Gallery, London

2004 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Curve Gallery, Barbican; The Coach Shed, Liverpool

2004 Il Casa delle Ombres, Antiquariato di Germana Cavalli, Tuscany

2003 Ruskin MA Show

2002 Tweede Natuur- Lia Schelkens Sculpture Gallery, Antwerp

2000 Magdalen College, Oxford

1999 BILDUNG - Edinburgh Festival, Chessels Gallery

1999 Look Both Ways, Pembroke College, Oxford


2005 RBS Bursary Award

2002 AHRB award for postgraduate study

2001 Residency, King’s Wood, Stour Valley Arts

2000 Vivien Leigh prize, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1999 Short listed for the Pirye Prize, Oxford University Press


2005 Images in Imbroglio Magazine

2004 The Journal of the friends of Arthur Machen, FAUNUS, ‘A

2004 A Journey Beyond the Veil'

2002 Touch Wood, Artists Book, Stour Valley Arts

2001 Outside Archaeology- Material Culture and Poetic Imagination,

2001 To Wander is to Wonder’, Archaeopress


Saatchi Collection, London

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Private Collections in Germany, United Kingdom and United States

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