About

 

Helen Brough is an artist. B.A Honours First Class and a M.A in sculpture from Chelsea School of Art. Awards include the Prix de Rome, and the Prince Charles travel scholarship. The Soros foundation funded her exhibitions in Romania and Hungary. In America she received funding from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. 
 Brough’s chosen subjects include urban, botanical,  sea and landscapes.  With a natural curiosity in the unconscious and how the inner is brought out through dreams and illusions, the imagery of her work, landscape or abstract, is concerned with her perception of reality. A poetic thread runs through the work reflecting the force of nature in the process of being.  
 Multi-dimensional, the work ranges from monumental installations to small precious watercolours

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Education

1990        M.A. Sculpture, Chelsea School of Art -                                                London, UK.

1989        B.A.  First Class, Chelsea School of Art -                                               London, UK.

Awards and Residencies

2004      Triangle Workshop - Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2004      Triangle Artist Residency - Brooklyn,                                                                    NY, USA.

1999        Salina Art Center - Salina, KS, USA.

1992        Pollock / Krasner Foundation - NY, USA.

1992        Artist Residency - Bemis Foundation for                        Contemporary Art - Omaha, NE, USA.

1991         Soros Foundation Exhibition Grant -                          Budapest, Hungary.

1991         Prince Charles Travel Award - London,                      UK.

1991        Prix de Rome - British School of Rome -                     Rome, Italy.

Solo Exhibitions

2018      POP UP with the Nordic Art Agency ,                          Malmo, Sweden

2017     Dahlia Cuore Sculpture commissioned by                 British Land, Broadgate, London, UK.

2017      AAF Stockholm with Nordic Art, Sweden.

2015     "From London"  Mayson Gallery NY,                            USA.

2012     "Oriental Luminescence" 88 Wood Street                    EC1, London, UK.

2011      "Luminous" Coningsby Gallery, London, UK.

2010      "Deliriously Urbane" Coningsby Gallery,                     London, UK.

2008       New Works Allen Gallery, Chelsea                              NY, USA.

2006       "Cataclysmic Hypotheses", Bemis Center                   of Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, USA.  

2006      "Emulated Flora" 70 Washington Street in                  DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2003       "Urban Movements" - Kristen                                      Frederickson Contemporary Art -NY,                          USA.    

2003      "Resins" Darkroom Gallery, Omaha, NE,                      USA.

2001        "New Works"   Gallery Elenor, Oslo,                             Norway.

 

Group Exhibitions

2018       (April) Mayson Gallery New York , NY  

2017       The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY US, 

               The Other Art Fair, Victoria House,                              London, UK.

                "Group Show"  Mayson Gallery, NY, USA.

2016      The Other Art Fair, Victoria House,London,                UK.

               The Other Art Fair,   Arnofini Bristol, UK.

               The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery,                           London.UK.

2015       Royal Academy Summer Show, London.                     UK.

2014        At Home with Marcelle Joseph, Ascot,UK.

              "Illuminated" Marburae Gallery, UK

           "New Sculpture Projects"  Part of London                  Festival of Architecture, 24/8 UK.

2013     "Sublimate,Sublime,Subliminal"  The                            underdog Gallery London, UK.

             "Sublimate,Sublime,Subliminal"  The Lloyds                Club, London, UK.

2012     "Passionate Dynamics" Elga Wimmer                          Gallery, NY, USA.

2010   "Eye World"  Triple Candie, NY, NY, USA.

           "The Business of Aura" Elga Wimmer gallery,               NY, USA.

2008    "Curiouser and Curiouser", Rebecca                            Kormind gallery, Copenhagen

2008    "Nature Interrupted" Chelsea Art                                Museum, NY, USA.

2007     SCOPE  Art Basel Miami, FL, USA.

2007    "Helen Brough and Josette Urso"    Allen                   gallery, NY, USA.

2006    "American Exposure" Memphis, TN, USA.

2006    DUMBO Art Center Winter auction.DUMBO,               Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2006    "Open studios" DUMBO, Arts Festival,                       DUMBO Brooklyn, NY.USA.

2006      "London Art Fair" – Waterhouse & Dodd -                 Switch Art Library - London, UK.

2005    "Building Blocks" - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ,                USA.

2005    "A.A.F." - Laumont Editions – NY, USA.

2004    "Random Selections" - George Waters                        Gallery - Elmira, NY, USA.

2004    "Projects 04" - Islip Art Museum - Islip, NY,                  USA.

 

Selected Collections

Collins Stewart- Hawkpoint- Canacord , London.UK

Cantor Fitzgerald Collection, NY, NY, USA

Two Trees 70 Washington St, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

William Louis Dreyfus collection, NY, NY, USA.

Joslyn Art Museum- Omaha, NE, USA

National Art Museum - Budapest, Hungary

Ashurst Corporation, London, UK.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, USA.

Omaha Steaks- Omaha, NE, USA.        

 

Selected Press

June         2003         "Urban Mover"                                                 by Mathew Herek           Medium Magazine

June          2004        "Smart enough to be DUMBO"                        by David Cohen.             Art Critical .Com

September 2004       "Times were hard, yet art flourished"               by Helen Harrison         New York Times   

Autumn     2006        "At the galleries"                                               by Karen Wilkin              Hudson Review   

August      2006        "An explosion of color, and of Bridal White"     by David Cohen.            The Sun 

August       2007       "Modern Day patrons who set artists free"       by Pamela Ryckman.      Financial Times

August       2012      " Art and Architecture"                                   

  by Mark Webble              North London Magazine                                                                                                                        

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