Overview

Louise Giovanelli makes intense, luminous, paintings that refer both to art history and contemporary mechanics of viewing and consuming imagery. Cropped and isolated images gleaned from historical painting are repeated and restated, dislocated from their origin and repositioned within a rhizomatic sequence of works. Giovanelli employs a layering technique to build works that simultaneously composite multiple modes of representation and painterly lexicons of flatness, translucence, abstraction and realism.

  

Emphasised by underpainting revealed beneath and below the image; and finished with gestural glyph-like inscriptions on top of the illusionistic surface, Giovanelli’s works flit restlessly through a multiplicity of painterly strategies bringing together interruptions, false starts, and obfuscation into a corrupted yet beautiful polyphonic totality. 

 

Louise Giovanelli was born in London in 1993 and lives and works in Manchester UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015, and she recently studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany under Amy Sillman.

 

Her work was recently featured in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting published by Anomie Press. Recent solo exhibitions include Aerial Silk, Grimm, New York; Manchester Art Gallery and A Throw to the Side, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery; Slow to Respond, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale; From Here to Here, Part 1 & 2, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool.

 

Giovanelli’s work is in numerous museum collections including: The University of Salford Art Collection; The Grundy Gallery Collection; Manchester Art Gallery Collection; Warrington Museum and Art Gallery Collection; Touchstones Gallery Collection; and Private Collections in UK, USA, Canada, China, Slovakia, Germany, and Italy.

Exhibitions
Biography


Louise Giovanelli
B. 1993, London, UK

 

EDUCATION
2018 Städelschule, Frankfurt Am Main (Prof. Amy Sillman)
2012-2015 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester School of Art.
 

SOLO & DUAL


2020

Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (forthcoming)

Workplace, London (forthcoming)

Aerial Silk, Grimm Gallery, New York 

 

2019

Time Inside, Frutta Gallery, Rome
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Workplace Foundation, Gateshead 

2018
Hold your tongue, Louise Giovanelli and Pius Fox, Transition Gallery, London
 
A Throw to the Side, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
One flew east one flew west, CBS, Liverpool

2016
Slow To Respond, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale 
From Here to Here (part 1 & 2), The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool
Prima Donna, The International 3, Salford

GROUP


2020

Life Still, C.L.E.A.R.I.N.G., New York

El oro de los tigres, Air de Paris, Romainville 


2019
A meeting with Erna Schilling, Pablos Birthday, New York 
Tales of the haunted and the body by Kuba Paris, Casa Cristea Schneider, Berlin
Statue, Frutta Gallery, Rome
The Conduit by Workplace Foundation, Mayfair, London
Staedelschule Rundgang, Frankfurt Am Main
On Repeat, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool
P is for Portrait, The Art House, Worcester 
The Dream That Follows The Mouth, Arcade Gallery, London

2017
 
In Residence, The Griffin Gallery, London
The Contemporary British Painting Prize, The Stables Gallery, London 
Adolf Menzels Foot, PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester 

2016
Beep Wales International Painting Prize, Swansea College of Art 
Pleasure Islands, Artwork Atelier, Salford
Art in the Home, various venues, York
Institution | Outstitution, The International 3, Salford

2015 
The Painted World, Saatchiart Showdown Final, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
ist Kunst ism, Federation house, Manchester
Tumbling Die, The Holden Gallery, Manchester
Ones To Watch, Sarow Galerie, Pforzheim, Germany

COLLECTIONS
The Government Art Collection, Sarow Gallery collection, 
The University of Salford collection, The Grundy Gallery collection, 
Manchester Art Gallery Collection, Manchester School of Art collection
and Private Collections in U.K., USA, Canada, China, The Netherlands
Germany Italy and Slovakia

PUBLICATIONS
Louise Giovanelli, In Conversation, London: Anomie Publishing 
The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting, London: Anomie Publishing

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2017
Studio visit with Louise Giovanelli Mmmilk Collective (online)

2016
Review of Prima Donna - The International 3, Corridor8 
Review of Institution | Outstitution, Art Monthly

2015 
‘Class of 2015:The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed’, The Double Negative

2014
‘Ones To Watch’, Saatchiart, (Magazine)

GRANTS & AWARDS

2019
Arts Council England project grant
2018
Arts Council England project grant
The Eaton Fund 
2016
Special commendation: The Contemporary British Painting Prize
Shortlist: The Beep Wales Painting Prize
2015
The Leonard James Fine Art Prize
The Manchester Academy of Fine Art Award
The Ken Billany Painting Prize
Second Prize - Saatchiart, Showdown: The Painted World

RESIDENCIES
2018
Master Artist Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida
2017
Cove Park emerging artist residency, Scotland
Griffin Gallery residency, London
2016
Artist-in-residence, The International 3
2015 
FOUNTAIN Studio Residency, with Floating Island Gallery 






Press
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