Samantha Donnelly

Samantha Donnelly has a materials-led approach to making, underpinned by references to art history and popular culture. Her work is made through questioning, rephrasing and reworking a range of sculptural matter, mass-produced household wares, imported fashion bargains and second-hand finds in the studio over a period of time. Her way of making gives the work a strong sense of time which mirrors conventions found in the media.This results in a fragmented / abstract / partial quality to finished work; some appearing relic-like and precious, whereas others are fragmented. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Reception’, Standpoint Gallery, London, 2012; ‘Contour States’ Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2012; ‘Workroom’, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2011; ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, 2011 and ‘Compendium’, Vitrine Gallery, London, 2010. Recent group exhibitions include ‘No.3’, GlogauAIR, Berlin, 2012; ‘A Private Affair’, Harris Museum, Preston, 2012; ‘The Shape We’re In’, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2011. She is represented by Ceri Hand, London.

Samantha Donnelly, Sketch 27, 2009

Samantha Donnelly, Sketch 14, 2009 cropped

Samantha Donnelly, Sketch , 2009

Samantha Donnelly, Sketch , 2009

Samantha Donnelly, Sketch 2009