About

Zanny Mellor is an artist and designer with 12 years experience working across disciplines in the arts, visual culture and creative communications.

Artwork

Zanny works across abstract painting, photography, collage and installation to explore a sense of energy, impermanence and transformation by comparing timeframes within the body or landscape, in a minimal, gestural and graphic language.

She completed a Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2015 with Distinction and previously studied Illustration at University of the West of England, Bristol. 

Her work is held in private collections in the UK, Europe, South Africa, UAE and Australia.

Design

Zanny creates content that brings brands to life, telling their stories using a clear and concise visual language that is tailored to the specific needs of a brand or individual. Her experience in marketing and visual communications and a fine art sensibility means she approaches projects holistically, translating concepts into tangible and beautiful design. 

BRANDING

GRAPHIC DESIGN

ART DIRECTION

PHOTOGRAPHY

COPYWRITING

COMMUNICATIONS

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EDUCATION


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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2021

Rhythm Adjust auction, The Breath Project, The Auction Collective

2020

50 x £50, Auction Collective

Enter the Abstract, Auction Collective

2019

Photofusion Salon/19, London

Perhaps We Should Have Stayed, Warbling Collective, London

Render Permanent, Lewisham Arthouse, London

Prologue, Offshoot Gallery, London

2018

Abstract Reality, Saatchi Gallery, London

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

2017

Making It Real, London Alternative Photography Collective

Collectionair, solo exhibition online

Uncommon Ground, Royal Geographical Society, London

School of Light, Ugly Duck, London

2016

Brighton Photo Fringe, London Alternative Photography Collective
Abstract Rendering, Collectionair online
RWA Secret Postcard Auction, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Art Barter, Dubai Art Week
Creative Reactions, in association with UCL, London
Substance Rift, House of Vans, London
Exceptional, Scream Gallery, London
Aether, Imperial College London

2015
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
Citrus Lush Bongo, London

2014
Prince's Trust auction, Castle Fine Art, London
YMF Foundation, Paddle 8, online auction
Oceana, curated by Stitch Project, Philips, London

2013
Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year Art Auction, London
A Decade of Expression, Mount House Gallery, Wiltshire.
Rohan Grey Fine Art, London

2012
On Your Marks, Neville Johnson, London
Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, London
Art at The Bridge #3: Tower Bridge Open, London

2011
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

British Illustration Awards, Association of Illustrators, London

2009

A View of London, London Transport Museum

D&AD New Blood, Old Truman Brewery

INTERVIEWS

2020 - Auction Collective

2020 - The Art Five

Floorr Magazine

Traction Magazine

Art Thou

GRANTS / RESIDENCY

 

2016  -Iceland, AN Travel grant - read
2014 - Iceland, Super/Collider expedition

PUBLICATIONS


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