Sunny Vowles



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.


Sunny Vowles b. 1995, Bristol. 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