Henrietta MacPhee is a British artist (b.1985, London). She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art and Ceramics from CityLit in 2017.
Her work stems from exploring the exotic. Through a fresh child-like perspective of the world, she portrays social scenes of poetic tenderness and humour. In her work she interweaves metaphors for embracing life’s diversity of peoples and their cultures. It is playful, representing an innocent yet thought provoking relationship with the material form.
MacPhee's artistic practise is centred in ceramics. She models and carves the clay by hand and paints with slips and glazes to achieve bright fresh looking surfaces that are rich, diverse and tangible.
In her current work she aims to transcend the border between 2D and 3D, producing pieces on a larger scale with interactive elements. Where painting collides with the - real world - and ceramic objects melt into dreams and imagination. Aspiring to be a painterly Lewis Carroll, creating a 'wonderland for adults', windows into worlds where anything is possible and where there is magic in the mundane. In changing perspective and by liberating familiar things from their normal roles, she feels the appreciation of our world is enhanced.
Diploma in Ceramics, City Lit, Holborn (2015-2017 )
Foundation Camberwell College of Art, London (2008-2009)
BA Classical Studies Kings College London (2004-2007)
RBA Rising Stars, The Framers Gallery, London (March 2018)
LP Annual Members Show, Morley Gallery (Dec 2017)
Parade Mews Art Studios Winter Open (Dec 2017)
The Artist within Branching Out, Giardino della Marinaressa, Venice (Oct 2017)
Lambeth Open (Oct 2017)
Diploma Show at Candid Arts (July 2017)
New Designers, Business Design Centre ( July2017)
London Potters, Morley Gallery (Dec 2016)
Dulwich Open, Parade Mews Art Studios (May 2016)
Summer Show, The Lovely Gallery (June 2015)
MADE, Morley Gallery (April 2015)
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
The Eaton Fund, 2018
Untitled Space Artist in Residence, Shanghai, March-April, 2018
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Visual Arts Award, 2017
Shortlisted for the Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship, Morley College, London 2017