BIOG

Blaze was born in Wiltshire and now lives and works in London. She graduated from the City & Guilds of London Art School in 2014 with an M.A. in Fine Art after a previous career in the fashion industry. And was elected as an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (R.E.) in 2017. Working within the mediums of drawing, etching, and woodcut, her primary subject area is landscape. Having a particular fascination with ancient trees, the portrayal of time and the beautiful grotesque. Blaze has shown work with many of the leading art and printmaking societies and in 2015 she joined ‘The Arborealists’ an international group of artists specializing in the representation of trees.

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EDUCATION
2013-2014     MA Fine Art                                     City & Guilds of London Art School
1989-1992     B.A. (Hons) Fashion Design          University of Westminster (Harrow College)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2017               R.E. Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers  Elected as Associate member
2015               The Arborealists                               International Artist Group

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016               Time & Tide                                  Wellington College, Berkshire

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Berlin Mini-Print Galleri Heike Arndt DK Berlin, Germany
2018 The Arborealists / St Ives Society
St Ives, Cornwall
2018                SWE 81st Annual Exhibition         
North Walls Gallery, Oxford
2018                National Original Print                  Bankside Gallery, London, SE1
2018                'Off the Wall'                                   Bankside Gallery, London, SE1
2018                The Discerning Eye Collection      Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
2018                The Arborealists                              Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset
2018                The RE @ 'For Arts Sake'               Gallery, Ealing, London
2018                Print Rebels @The Burton (Tour) Gallery & Museum, Bideford, Devon
2018                The Burton Gallery                         Bideford, Devon
2018                Print Rebels @ Chapel Arts(Tour) Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
2018                Printmaking H.Art                          Chapel Gallery, Bromyard, Herefordshire
2018                The Arborealists                              Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow, Shropshire
2018                The Arborealists                              Monmouth Museum, Wales
2018                RE Originals                                    Bankside Gallery, London SE1        
2018                London Original Print Fair            Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London, W1
2018                Print Rebels (RE)                            Bankside Gallery, London SE1        
2018                Pastel Society Annual Exhibition  Mall Galleries, London, SW1
2017                Mini Picture Show (RE)                 Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2017                Arborealists:The Art of Trees         Bermondsey Project Space, London SE1
2017                Affordable Art Fair                         Battersea, London, SW1
2017                MA + Fellows Show                        City & Guilds of London Art School, London
2017                Woolwich Print Fair                       Woolwich, London SE18
2017                National Original Print                  Bankside Gallery, London, SE1
2017                Jiangsu Exhibition                          Bankside Gallery, London, SE1                                            2017                'Into the Woods'                              The Chapel Gallery, Herefordshire
2017                The Arborealists                               Abbaye de Sainte-Benoit, Poitiers, France 
2017                The Arborealists                               Nature In Art Museum & Gallery, Gloucestershire
2017                RE Original Prints                           Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2017                Affordable Art Fair                           Hampstead, London NW3
2017                London Original Print Fair            Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London W1
2016                Woolwich Print Fair                        Woolwich, London SE18
2016                National Original Print (RE)          Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2016                The Art of the Tree (Arborealists)   Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire       
2016                The Arborealists                                St Barbe Museum & Gallery, Lymington
2015                ING Discerning Eye                          Mall Galleries, London SW1
2015                The Masters (RE)                              Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2015                RWA 163rd Annual Exhibition      Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2015                National Original Print (RE)           Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2015                ‘Islands of the Blest’                          Strand Gallery, London WC2
2015                From the Studio Floor                      Anise Gallery, Shad Thames, London SE1
2015                Royal Society of British Artists        Mall Galleries, London SW1
2015                RBA Rising Stars Exhibition           Lloyd’s Register Gallery, London EC3
2015                Works on Paper                                 Science Museum, London SW7
2014                AAF Recent Graduates Exhibition   Battersea Park, London SW1           
2014                MA Graduation Show                       City & Guilds of London Art School, SE11
2014                London Original Print Fair              Royal Academy, London SW1
2013                Royal Society of British Artists        Mall Galleries, London SW1
2012                Society of Graphic Fine Artists        Menier Gallery, London SE1
2012                Cork Street Open Exhibition           Cork Street, London W1
2012                R.E. Open Exhibition                       Bankside Gallery, London SE1
2012                Society of Women Artists                  Mall Galleries, London SW1
2012                Royal Society of British Artists        Mall Galleries, London SW1
2011                ING Discerning Eye                          Mall Galleries, London SW1
2011                Cork Street Open Exhibition           Cork Street, London W1

AWARDS
2018                 First Time Exhibitor Prize, Society of Wood Engravers
2017                Ashmolean/Vivian Leigh Purchase Prize
2015                Finalist ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary          
2015                Finalist RBA Rome Scholarship
2014                 Norman Ackroyd Prize for Etching  
2014                Slaughterhaus Print Studio Prize     

COLLECTIONS
2018                HRH Queen Elizabeth II, (RE Print Rebels Boxset) London
2018                Ashmolean Museum, RE Boxset, London
2018                British Museum, (RE Print Rebels Boxset) London
2018                Victoria & Albert Museum (Print Collectors Club RE) London
2017                Ashmolean Museum, RE Diploma Collection, Oxford
2017                Ashmolean Museum / Vivian Leigh Purchase Prize, Oxford
2016                 Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
2015                ING Discerning Eye 

RESIDENCIES                                         
2015                Cill Rialaig Arts Residency              Co Kerry, Ireland
 

PUBLICATIONS
2018                Written Review of ‘First impressions’ Book  Published in Printmaking Today magazine
2018                Print Rebels (Origins of the RE) Published by Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
2017                The Arborealists: The Art of Trees  Published by Plato-Beale productions      
2016                The Arborealists: The Art of the Tree  
Published by Samson & Co
 

TEACHING & LECTURES
2015-Present  Etching Tutor                                   Putney School of Art, Putney, London SW15
2014-17          Printmaking Fellow                          City & Guilds London Art School, London SE11
2015                Artist Talk                                         Slaughterhaus Print Studio, London SW9