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Annabelle Guetatra
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Kate Lyddon
Maël Nozahic
Maja Ruznic
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Lotte Van De Walle
Gabriella Boyd is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons) where she received
The Chairmans Award 2011. She received a Special Commendation from the Saatchi Gallery 2011 and was shortlisted for the Catlin Prize 2012. She currently lives and works in London.

2007-2011 Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons 1st Class)
2009 (Fall) Pratt Institute NYC

Solo exhibitions (selection)
Strong Necks, High House Gallery, Oxford

Group exhibitions (selection)
JADE, Eternal Youth, London
Sao Paulo International Art Fair, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo 2222, Sao Paulo
Big Show 8, The Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing
Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy, London
Creative Cities Collection, Barbican, London
Polemically Small, Orleans House, London
The Yellow Wallpaper, The Cob Gallery, London
Catlin Art Prize, The Londonewcastle Project Space, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 2011
New Sensations Saatchi and C4, Victoria House, London 2011

Special Commendation, Saatchi Gallery, 2011
Chairmanʼs Medal, GSA, 2011


100 Tomorrows Painters (shortlisted)
Huffington Post, STRONG NECKS
Painting Imperative interview- Inside the studio
Catlin Guide 2012
Also featured in The Guardian (2012) and The Independent (2012) The Scotsman
(2011), The Evening Standard (2012)

These new works focus on a merging of private and public spaces. The tight theatrical settings invite the viewer to explore the space, leaving the private emotions of the characters in the full glare of exposure. I build up these paintings of imagined locations in layers, pushing the boundaries of perceived space with no clear direction of where it will end up. These layers could represent different frames of time times or just separate spaces within the one frame of the canvas. The characters exist on separate planes; presented in different states of mind and different ways of being. Through this process tension between figures and objects evolve. The tension between the figures implies a narrative without resolving it. My paintings stand between something light and playful and something more disturbing. The melancholic or erotic undercurrent is balanced with an overt playfulness presented through bold pattern and colours.

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