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Adelaide Shalhope

Adelaide Shalhope
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How do we as adults deny or push away what children are able to see? Why are we so often unable to integrate experiences that cause us to hide, express, repress, awaken and then retreat, again? Isn’t this how we grow? What is growth?

Like my paintings and collage, sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes things are in complete conflict and yet somehow manage to hang together. Issues are often left unresolved. Questions may have no answer. This is the process: to somehow manage to be in the deep end of what is not being seen. It’s here where we experience the creative disordering necessary to use our imagination to see potentiality. Isn’t this growth?

My current works are formed by creating expressive paintings, most of which are deconstructed and then reconstructed. They are cut and re-cut, painted and re-painted, cut again, simplified, elaborated, reduced, and re-introduced. They are not necessarily conceived individually but as portions of an ongoing tale. Each, an artefact within an installation of a growing multi-dimensional neighbourhood.
ADELAIDE SHALHOPE

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 Arctic Resonance - Exhibition with Helen Grove-White, The Music Room, Lancaster, UK
2001 Shaw Cramer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Forth Valley Open Studios, Drymen, UK
2015 Fusion Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2014 Materiality Ann Street Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Forth Valley Open Studios, Drymen, UK
2011 Wrapped Up, Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2006 French Open, The French Library, Boston, USA
2005 Fort Point Channel Open, C Duell Arts, Boston, USA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Harvard University

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Skotsolv, Norway
Cambridge, USA
New York City, USA
Princeton, USA
Martha's Vineyard, USA
London, UK

EDUCATION

1999 Certificate in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design, London, UK
1995 M.Ed, Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, USA
1986 B.F.A. Theater Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA

ADDITIONAL STUDIES

2017 Explorations in Abstraction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK
2008 Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

PRESS

Art North Magazine – Issue 2, Summer 2019 ‘Ripped & Torn’

MEMBERSHIPS

Axis Web
Society of Scottish Artists
Visual Arts Scotland
Scottish Artist's Union
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Scottish Contemporary Arts Network
'Time To Go'
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • 'Time To Go'
  • Assemblage
'Please Take Me With You'
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • 'Please Take Me With You'
  • Assemblage
'Moving Along'
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • 'Moving Along'
  • Collage
'The Perils of Childhood'
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • 'The Perils of Childhood'
  • Collage
Don't Look Now, But
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • Don't Look Now, But
  • Assemblage
'Hey Kiddo'
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • 'Hey Kiddo'
  • Assemblage
Wisdom of the Wolf
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • Wisdom of the Wolf
  • Painting
Hippy Happy Hoppy
  • Adelaide Shalhope
  • Hippy Happy Hoppy
  • Assemblage

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