Zanny Mellor is an artist and designer with 12 years experience working across disciplines in the arts, visual culture and creative communications.
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.
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.
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
Photofusion Salon/19, London
Perhaps We Should Have Stayed, Warbling Collective, London
Render Permanent, Lewisham Arthouse, London
Prologue, Offshoot Gallery, London
Abstract Reality, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Shape of Light, collaborative residency with Jessica Rayner, Lumen Studios, London
Making It Real, London Alternative Photography Collective
Collectionair, solo exhibition online
Uncommon Ground, Royal Geographical Society, London
School of Light, Ugly Duck, London
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
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
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.
Rohan Grey Fine Art, London
On Your Marks, Neville Johnson, London
Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, London
Art at The Bridge #3: Tower Bridge Open, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
British Illustration Awards, Association of Illustrators, London
A View of London, London Transport Museum
D&AD New Blood, Old Truman Brewery
GRANTS / RESIDENCY
2016 -Iceland, AN Travel grant - read
2014 - Iceland, Super/Collider expedition
2015 - Dark Mountain 7, The Dark Mountain Project
2014 - Dark Mountain 5, The Dark Mountain Project