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, 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.

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

 

2020

Enter the Abstract, Auction Collective

50 x £50, 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

Auction Collective, 2020

Floorr Magazine

Traction Magazine

Art Thou

BURSARIES / EXPEDITIONS
2016  - AN Travel Bursary to Iceland - read travel blog
2014 - Super/Collider expedition to Iceland

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