Ian Whittlesea (b. 1967, Isleworth, UK) Whittlesea’s work is concerned with words, and with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. He has consistently engaged with the legacy of conceptual art, taking text into the expanded field. Selected solo exhibitions & events include: Attaining Cosmic Consciousness, Tenderbooks, London (2014); A Breathing Bulb, Marlborough Contemporary, London (2014); Becoming Invisible, Marcus Campbell Art Books, London (2014); Seven Clouds Forming, Favourbrook, London (2014); Becoming Invisible, Marlborough Contemporary, London (2013); The Demonstration of Gentleness, commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery (Kingston University) & staged in collaboration with Marlborough Contemporary at the BFI, London (2012); Energy is Eternal Delight, PayneShurvell, London (2011); and The Foundations of Judo, book launch & poster, The Narrows, Melbourne, Australia (2010). Selected group exhibitions include: Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2015); Everything is About to Happen, Artists Space, New York (2014); The Standard Evening, a tabloid newspaper, London (2014); KALEID 2014 London, The Art Academy, London (2014); Scene on a Navigable River, Field Broadcast at Dedham Vale, fieldbroadcast.org (2014); INFRA, Westminster Reference Library, London (2014); ‘a little patch of yellow wall…’, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London (2014); A Bright & Guilty Place (Part 2), The Hospital Club, London (2014); A.I.D Video Show, Hal Project, Seoul, South Korea (2014); Collective Diary, Space Mass, Hal Project, Seoul, South Korea (2013); More than I Dare to Think About, Marlborough Contemporary, London (2013); Forth & Back, Florence Loewy, Paris (2012); Last Day, Cartel, London (2012); In Conversation, The Government Art Collection, London (2012); We are Grammar, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York (2011); An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA / Cabinet, New York (2011); ROOM Collaborators, ROOM, London (2010); One Blue Moment, Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, Germany (2010); and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2010). Whittlesea is represented by Marlborough Contemporary, London.
Last updated: 05.03.2015