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Jenny Morse is an artist who specialises in printmaking. Her approach is painterly, mostly producing unique prints  (monoprints) and occasional editions.   She has lived most of her life in the West Country, including Cornwall, which continues to provide a rich seam of source material. The work is driven by every day observations of the natural world, and by a love of colour, mark-making, freedom of expression and experimentation.

 

"Water and reflections, strong contrasts of light and shadow, plants and sky, all these elements can catch my eye and emerge in the work in an abstracted form.  I collect shapes, patterns and textures out in the landscape that then become part of my visual vocabulary.   Once in the studio, the materials and process takes over.  Most of the work is one-off, I think of them as screenprinted paintings. For me, the joy of using printmaking techniques is about their particular qualities, unexpected things happen which add to the element of surprise and discovery, and push the work forward..  There is always an interplay of chance and control which keeps things fresh and interesting"

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Artist Network Member at Royal West of England Academy


Education

2003 - 2005 Royal College of Art, London ( Printmaking MA)                          

2000 - 2003 Falmouth College of Art ( First Class BA Hons)       

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

2018 Autumn Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (7th Oct - 25th Nov)

2018  Wells Art Contemporary Awards  Bishops Palace, Wells ( 6th-21st Oct)

2018  Bath Open Art Prize 44 ad,  Bath

2018 Visions of Science Art Prize The Edge Gallery, University of Bath

2018  Studio Show with Andrew Hume, Sculptor, Bradford on Avon

2017  Autumn Open Exhibition, Royal West of England, Bristol

2017  Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Gallery, Bath

2017  Royal Academy Summer Show, London

2016  Bath Artist Printmakers,  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution , Bath

2015  Small Things Matter,  Badcocks Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens,  Penzance.

2015   Imprint,  Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester

2014  Autumn Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2014  Celebrating 30 Years, Bath Literary and Scientific society,  Bath

2012  Autumn Open Exhibition, Royal West of England, Bristol

2011   Prints from John Howard Studio, Wharepuke, New Zealand and Penryn, Cornwall

2010  The RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London

2010 The Print Show, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 

2006 Art Now', Milton Gallery, London

2005  Monoprints Jill George Gallery, London

2005  Must-have The London print Studio   

2006  Hot off the Press 6'  The Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London   

2005  Celebrating 5 years  Twist Gallery, London                     

2005 The RA Summer Show, The Royal Academy, London         

2005  Originals 05   Mall Gallery, London

2004   We are all a Bit Different   Chambers Gallery, London    

2004 Originals 04, Mall Gallery, London      

2004 Open Print, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol  

2004 The Hunting Prize, Royal College of Art, London, and Trebah Gallery, Cornwall

2003   Superlative 3'   Exeter Art Centre           

2003   Fresh Air   Atlantis Gallery, London     

2000   Recent Work   (solo show), Cornerstone gallery, St Ives       

 

Prizes and Awards;

 

2011   A4 International Print Competition ( runner up - touring exhibition )                                   

2005 Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art (runner up)      

2004 The Zenith Purchase Prize, Originals 04, Mall Gallery                                                   

2004 Easyart Prize, Originals 04, Mall Gallery   

2004 Student Prize, Open Print, Royal West of England Academy