Zanny Mellor (b. 1986) addresses themes of speed, light and time in a sensory exploration of place.

The impermanence of material, experience and perception drive her painting and photography work where states of presence and remembrance are examined and a tension between control and chance is actively sort after. Fluidity is a defining material concern in her process-led practice, where reductive actions create a measured, gestural language.

Mellor completed a Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2015 with Distinction and has recently exhibited in group shows Making It Real with the London Alternative Photography Collective, Lumen: School of Light and Uncommon Ground at Royal Geographical Society.


2015 - MA Fine Art, Distinction, City & Guilds of London Art School.
2009 - Illustration BA Hons - University of the West of England, Bristol.
2006 - Foundation in Art & Design, City College Brighton.



/ Render Permanent, Lewisham Arthouse, June.

/ Prologue, Offshoot Gallery, May.


/ Abstract Reality, exhibition and auction, Saatchi Gallery, December

/ The Shape of Light, collaborative residency with Jessica Rayner, Lumen Studios, London, November.


/ Making It Real, Analogue LDN, Oct.

/ Solo exhbition online, Collectionair, Mar - Sept.

/ Uncommon Ground, Royal Geographical Society, London, Feb.

/ School of Light, Ugly Duck, London, Feb.


/ Brighton Photo Fringe with the London Alternative Photography Collective, October. 
/ Abstract Rendering, Collectionair online, July. 
/ RWA Secret Postcard Auction, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, June.
/ Creative Reactions, in association with UCL, London, May.
/ Substance Rift, House of Vans, London, May.
/ Exceptional, Scream Gallery, London - April-May.
/ Aether, Imperial College London, 29th April.

/ Undisciplined, curated by N/A Print, London.
/ Drawing In, Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire.
/ Group show, Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA, London.
/ MA Fine Art Show, City & Guilds of London Art School
/ 16/15, Muse Gallery, London.
/ Citrus Lush Bongo, curated by Take Me Home Projects & Gwennan Thomas, London.

/ Prince's Trust auction, Castle Fine Art, London.
/ YMF Foundation, Paddle 8, online auction.  
/ Oceana, curated by Stitch Project, Philips, London.

/ Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year Art Auction, London
/ A Decade of Expression, Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire.
/ Spring Show, Rohan Grey Fine Art, Gallery 27, Cork St, London.

/ On Your Marks, Neville Johnson, London.
/ Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, London.
/ Art at The Bridge #3: Tower Bridge Open.

/ Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London.

2016  - AN Travel Bursary to Iceland.
2014 - Super/Collider expedition to Iceland.

2015 - Dark Mountain 7, The Dark Mountain Project.
2014 - Dark Mountain 5, The Dark Mountain Project.