Milly Peck

Milly Peck, For Chalkwell Hall, 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Anna Lukala.

Milly Peck, For Chalkwell Hall, 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Anna Lukala.

Milly Peck, For Chalkwell Hall, 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Anna Lukala.

Milly Peck, For Westcliff-On-Sea Cricket Club, 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, For Westcliff-On-Sea Cricket Club, 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, For Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, For Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, For Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club 2019. Artist Village, Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, Artist Village (For Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club), 2019. Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, Artist Village (For Leigh-On-Sea Cricket Club), 2019. Village Green Festival hosted by Metal. Photographer: Joe Lang.

Milly Peck, Rinse and Repeat, 2018. Installation view. Cypher Billboard, London, UK. Photographer: Scarlett Platel.

Milly Peck, Rinse and Repeat, 2018. Installation view. Cypher Billboard, London, UK.

Milly Peck, Rinse and Repeat, 2018. Installation view. Cypher Billboard, London, UK.

Milly Peck, FAKERS, 2018. Installation view. Thames-Side Studios Gallery/Cypher Billboard, London, UK. Photographer: Scarlett Platel.

Milly Peck, FAKERS, 2018. Installation view. Thames-Side Studios Gallery/Cypher Billboard, London, UK. Photographer: Scarlett Platel.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head, 2018. Installation view. Assembly Point, London, UK. Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Installation view. Matt’s Gallery, London, UK.

Milly Peck, Spot effect: Impact, 2019. Valchromat. 78 x 59 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Spot Effect: Tread, 2019. Valchromat. 78 x 59 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Spot Effect: Mix, 2019. Valchromat. 78 x 59 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Spot Effect: Test, 2019. Valchromat. 78 x 60 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Spot Effect: Shuffle, 2019. Valchromat. 78 x 59 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Cucoloris, 2018. Emulsion on board. 150 x 110 x 5cm. Courtesy of Cypher Billboard. Photographer: Scarlett Platel.

Milly Peck, Landing Good Sync Will Pay Dividends, 2018. Emulsion on board, painted steel, microphone with stand, headphones and audio. 275 x 125 x 125cm. Courtesy of Jerwood Arts. Photographer: Anna Arca.

Milly Peck, Landing Good Sync Will Pay Dividends (detail), 2018. Emulsion on board, painted steel, microphone with stand, headphones and audio. 275 x 125 x 125cm. Courtesy of Jerwood Arts. Photographer: Anna Arca.

Milly Peck, The Slip, 2018. Installation view. Courtesy of Tintype Gallery, London, UK

Milly Peck, The Slip (detail), 2018. Installation view. Courtesy of Tintype Gallery, London, UK

Milly Peck, Plain Run, 2018. Painted steel and emulsion on board (Double-sided), 244 x 360 x 5cm

Milly Peck, Plain Run, 2018. Painted steel and emulsion on board (Double-sided), 244 x 360 x 5cm

Milly Peck, Plain Run (detail), 2018. Painted steel and emulsion on board (Double-sided), 244 x 360 x 5cm

Milly Peck, The Physical Layers In The Actual Making & An Impact Sound May Be Necessary, 2018. Emulsion and wood dye on plywood. 91 x 70 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK 1, 2017. Emulsion on board. 112 x 85 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK 2, 2017. Emulsion on board, concrete, polystyrene. 93 x 70 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK 4, 2017. Emulsion on board. 240 x 167 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Untitled, 2017. Emulsion on board. 113 x 85 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head 1, 2017. Emulsion on board. 120 x 87 x 3cm. Courtesy of Assembly Point Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head 4, 2017. Emulsion on board. 150 x 110 x 3cm. Courtesy of Assembly Point Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head 3, 2017. Emulsion on board. 10 x 84 x 5cm. Courtesy of Assembly Point Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Rinse And Repeat, 2017. Emulsion on board. 168 x 360 x 5cm. Courtesy of Assembly Point Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, Pressure Head 3, 2017. Emulsion on board. 112 x 83 x 5cm. Courtesy of Assembly Point Photographer: Ben Westoby.

Milly Peck, In the Gutter, 2017. Emulsion on board, concrete, polystyrene. 70 x 54 x 5cm. Courtesy of Jerwood Arts.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK 3, 2017. Emulsion on board. 167 x 119 x 5cm.

Milly Peck, Untitled, 2017. Emulsion on board. 172 x 124 x 5cm.

Milly Peck is a British artist working across painting, sculpture and installation. Working at the slip between two and three-dimensions, Peck uses a modest colour palette creating cartoonish imagery to depict slapstick yet mundane scenes, drawn from the everyday and domestic environment. The scenes she creates are often cropped into a smaller, more considered view points to create a sense of staged liveness similar to a theatrical set.

In recent works, she draws from “Foley” (sound effects that are added to films and other media postproduction) as a process for exploring the reproduction of the minute detail of everyday life and for the architectural qualities of the Foley-studio, where the Foley process takes place.

Peck’s work is often site-specific, responding to existing architectural features whilst negotiating the demands of a location, working in human scale to evoke use. Although she creates imitations, her work poses the possibility of activity. She explores dramatic devices used within the theatrical genre of the farce, paying close attention to the importance of ‘off-stage action’ and drawing influence from stage directions and set design as well as the dialogue within plays.

 

Milly Peck (b. 1990, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. She holds a BFA in Fine art from Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2012) and an MA in Sculpture from The Royal College of Art (2016). Awards include: Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursary (2018); David Troostwyk/Matt’s Gallery Studio Award (2016); Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Grant (2016); Villiers David Travel Award (2015); Peel Award (2011).

Peck has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including: Tintype Gallery, London, UK; Assembly Point, London, UK; Matt’s Gallery, London, UK; Jerwood Space, London, UK; g36, Glasgow, UK; Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; BALTIC, Newcastle, UK; Thame-Side Studios Gallery, London, UK; Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK; The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK; The Greenroom, Krakow, PL; and Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK.

Residencies include: AA2A Artist in Residence, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK (2013-2014) and Artist in Residence, Surbiton High School, London, UK (2013)

Upcoming exhibitions include a group show ebc023 at East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol, UK (December 2019), and Peck’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland at VITRINE Basel (2020).