Sunny Vowles

—PRESENT

STATEMENT

Consisting of staging fictional scenes and reframing the mundane and functional, Sunny Vowles’ practice intends to repurpose found objects through contemporary sculpture. Her recent works involve transforming everyday spaces, both inside and out, into stimulating and visually dynamic stage settings. Vowles’ gravitation towards maquette forms is one of juxtaposition with regards to scale; creating duplicates in a small scale allows architectural boundaries to be identified, transgressed and experimented with. Such a scale enables a transformation into other mediums such as film, sound, photography and performance. Vowles embraces a physical, open-minded and multi-faceted approach to making, whereby one piece may inform the next through a different creative lens. Poetry is a conceptual undertone fuelling the meaning of her work. Quite often, the sculptural forms Vowles creates act as visual metaphors for the texts she composes and reads, translating this meaning in a physical and tactile manner.

BIO

Sunny Vowles

b. 1995, Bristol. 

sunnylula@hotmail.com

Education

2014-18 University of Leeds, BA Fine Art (International)

2016-17 Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem University of Fine Art, Erasmus (Distinction)

2013-14 Bristol School of Art, Foundation Course in Fine Art (Distinction)

Exhibitions

Solo

2017 It’s No Use Crying, MKE University, Epreskert, Budapest

Selected Group Shows

2018-Present Serf N Turf, London

2018 Left Bank Leeds Art Prize, Left Bank Leeds

2018 SQUEEZE, Degree Show, University of Leeds

2018 Hardeep Pandhal and David Steans: Lecture Theatre, Cave Project Space, University of Leeds

2018 Squeeze TV, Cave Project Space, University of Leeds

2018 The Last Supper, 34 Boar Lane, Leeds

2018 Preeze, 34 Boar Lane, Leeds

2018 after the exploration of, Cave Project Space, University of Leeds

2018 Summer, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds 

2017 The Morning After the Night Before, Studio 24, Leeds

2017 Paper, The Hepworth, Wakefield 

2017 ?, Trafó House, Budapest

2017 Make Yourself at Home: Gentrification, Guided Tour and Intervention, Budapest

2017 Intermedia Show, Müszi, Budapest

2016 Painting Exhibition, MKE University, Budapest

2016 Conceptual walks, MKE University, Budapest

2016 Figment, The Brunswick, Leeds

2015 Hex, Enjoy Art Space, Leeds

2014 Sacred, Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol

2014 Bristol School of Art Foundation Exhibition, Bristol

Residencies & Prizes

2019 Arthouse Residency, Wakefield

2018 Le Consulat Residency, Paris

2018 Left bank Leeds Art Prize, Leeds

2018 Serf Residency, Leeds

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