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
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 Open 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 National 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
2017                Ashmolean/Vivian Leigh Purchase Prize
2015                Finalist ING Drawing Bursary          
2015                Finalist RBA Rome Scholarship
2014                 Norman Ackroyd Prize for Etching  
2014                Slaughterhaus Print Studio Prize     

COLLECTIONS
2017                Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

RESIDENCIES                                         
2015                Cill Rialaig Arts Residency              Co Kerry, Ireland

PUBLICATIONS
2016                The Arborealists                                Published by Samson & Co 2016
2017                The Arborealists                                Published by Bermondsey Project Space     

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