"Watch out for the bear behind you" (Front and back - 1992).
Angela Eames in front of Seascape, 2018
Angela Eames undertook her first Foundation in Art and Design at Johannesburg School of Art in South Africa then a second at Farnham School of Art. She studied Fine Art Painting at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham gaining a place to study Fine Art/Experimental place at the Slade School, London. Her work as both artist and teacher instigated a return to study in 1991, to complete a Masters in Computing in Art and Design at Middlesex University under the tutelage of John Lansdowne. As an artist whose practice has continuously involved the exploration of drawing in direct relation to technology, she received a Doctorate in Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art and the University of Surrey in 2000.
She produces both series and independent works and has exhibited continuously both nationally and abroad. She lives in East Sussex and continues to practice as an artist/drawer.
"Eames takes raw data from her ongoing drawings/photographs, the web and planetary science archives and processes it, creating new scapes. She builds, composites and optimises her images, to produce unfamiliar images or landscapes - images foreign to everyday human experience. Her work is best defined by its intense but delicate craftsmanship and by the transformation of commonplace image/object into works of art. Eames contradicts the generic and mass-produced with something essentially handmade, imbuing her images with an unanticipated sense of place; here and/or there, now and/or then, in front of and/or behind. Her work generates a dialogue between modernity and history, observation and fabrication, nature and urbanity and the relationship between process and idea."
Angela Eames 'in conversation' with Myles Corley, Director of Linden Hall Studio Gallery during her one woman exhibition - S C A P E.
Exhibitions / Events include...
Solaris Print: St Leonards on Sea, forthcoming.
The London Group Gallery, (online)
The London Group, at Linden Hall Studio Gallery, Deal.
The London Group at Bankside: Hopton Street, London.
Solaris Print - Summer Show: St Leonards on Sea.
Catching your Breath: The London Group, The Morley Gallery, London.
Wish You/We Were Here/There… The Power Of The Postcard, Bookartbookshop, London
Selected, Best Shorts Competition - Experimental films, FLUX | MELTDOWN ...not a moment to spare.
Finalist, Rome Independent Prisma Awards - Experimental films, FLUX | MELTDOWN ...not a moment to spare.
Winter Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal.
London Group Annual, Cello Factory, London.
Wish You/We Were Here/There - IRL 'Wish You/We were Here/There' - curated by Sumi Perera and Carol Wyss, Küefer Martis Huus, Liechtenstein.
Finalist Experimental Film category, London Rocks International Film Festival, FLUX | MELTDOWN ...not a moment to spare.
Finalist, Still Voices International Film Festival - Experimental films, FLUX | MELTDOWN ...not a moment to spare.
Longlisted, The Lumen Prize - Art and Technology
Winner, Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize, UNTAMED - On Wilderness and Civilisation, FLUX | MELTDOWN ...not a moment to spare.
Passepartout Photo Prize (Online), Curated by Roberta Fuorvia, Rome.
Earth Patterns (Online), Curated by Shafiga Aghayeva.
In the Dark 3 - Being There, Cello Factory, London (Online).
Prelude to In the Dark 3 - Weaving in the Dark, LG Gallery, (Online).
In Plain Sight: The London Group, Thelma Hulbert and her London Group Friends, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon.
Wish You/We Were Here/There, (Online), curated by Sumi Perera and Carol Wyss, The London Group.
Structured at Gallery 57, Arundel.
Southwark Park Galleries 36th Annual Open (Online), London.
Electric Artefacts + Lumen, Inaugural Exhibition, online gallery.
CADAF online - The Contemporary & Digital Art Fair, exhibiting prints within the Lumen Booth.
Isolation, The London Group, curated by Darren Nisbett.
Reflection Series - Linden Hall Studio, Deal.
In the Dark 2 - Even Darker, Cello Factory, London.
London Group Opens, Cello Factory, London.
Digital U Extreme Views Part 2, www.art-gene.co.uk (Online).
Finalist, Marshwoods Arts Awards at the Bridport Arts Centre.
The Lumen Prize, Director's Showcase, The Cello Factory, London.
The Bermondsey Artist's Group, The Lake Gallery, London.
RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London.
Drawing Distinctions (UK), Cello Factory, London, curated by Clive Burton and Angela Eames.
In the Dark 1, Cello Factory, London.
The London Group at The Penwith Gallery, St Ives.
Drawing Distinctions (USA), Furlong Gallery, Wisconsin, USA, Curated by Charles Wimmer.
S C A P E - Linden Hall Studio Gallery, Deal. Solo Show
Coastal Currents Open Studio, Morley Farm Barn. Two Person Show.
The Mesh: Watermans Art Centre, curated by Genetic Moo and Irini Papadimitriou.
Personal Relations, 2017, Travelling Exhibition. (The Cello Factory - London, The Hague - Pulchri Studio, Vicenza - Mirror Gallery)
Awards / Residencies...
The Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize - 2021.
British Council Award 2008, for solo exhibition Surfacing in Dubai.
UAL Research Award 2004, for Pixelraiders conference, Sheffield Hallam University.
PhD by Creative Practice 2001, at Wimbledon School of Art (in association with Surrey University) 2001. Thesis - Extending drawing: a creative enquiry into innovatory approaches to drawing as visual thinking and the realisation of material and virtual outcomes.
Artist in Residence 2003, Montmiral School of Painting, Gaillac, France.
College Research Award 1999, for CADE ‘99, Middlesbrough and Drawing Across Boundaries, Loughborough University.
British Council Award 1998, for Kunstbrucke 2, (Three Person exhibition selected by Sacha Craddock and Darrell Viner), East Berlin, Germany.
Wolverhampton University Research Award 1995, PhD research, Wimbledon School of Art and Surrey University.
Greater London Arts, 1993, for With No Opinion, Café Gallery and St James’ Gallery, London.
Masters in Computing in Art and Design awarded 1992, CASCAAD, Middlesex University.
Ray Finnis Foundation Award 1992, for research work undertaken at CASCAAD, Middlesex University.
Commodore Business Machines 1992, USA, Vermont Studio Centre Scholarship and Chelsea College of Art Grant for Vermont Studio Centre Residency.
Artist in Residence, 1992, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA.
A.G.B.I. Award 1983.
British Council Award, 1981, for Lightbulb, Berlin, Germany.
Greater London Arts, 1980, for Waterloo Gallery, London.
Wish You/We Were Here/There… The Power Of The Postcard, Bookartbookshop, published 2022, London
Angela Eames and Drawing as Visual Thinking, Madeleine Pierpont, https://www.electricartefacts.art/news/angela-eames-and-drawing-as-visual-thinking October 2020.
Angela Eames A Question of Process, Sandra Crisp LG, http://www.thelondongroup.com/aqop-angela-eames-lg/, 2020.
Angela Eames - Longlisted for Lumen Prize 2019, Carla Rapaport, (https://lumenprize/blog/ - Page withdrawn)
Photography as a Purveyor of the Present, Essay for online catalogue. (Metamorphosis exhibition), 2019. http://www.thelondongroup.com/exhibitions/metamorphosis/metamorphosis.php
Pluto Passing - Short Stories, Angela Eames, published by stillhere, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-99962-10-1. https://www.amazon.co.uk/P-Pluto-Passing-Short-Stories/
Adhering to the Grid - The Drawings of Angela Eames, published by stillhere, (Work from 1971-2016), 2017. ISBN: 978-1-999621-08-7
Angela Eames 'in conversation' with Myles Corley, Director of Linden Hall Studio Gallery during her one woman exhibition SCAPE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDriWgY9Gd0
Spatial Manoeuvres - The Drawings of Angela Eames, Interalia Magazine, (Interview with Richard Bright), 2015: https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/spatial-manoeuvres-the-drawings-of-angela-eames/
Brush Lines not Brush Stokes - The drawings of Isabel Albrecht, Cornerhouse Publications, 2008, Preface to catalogue for exhibition - Colour Progression, at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, ISBN: 978-3-941763-03-6
Embedded Drawing, Angela Eames, in Writing on Drawing - Essays on Drawing Practice and Research, published by Intellect Books, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-84150-200-7
Surfacing catalogue, Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, 2008, published by Candlestar Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-9558661-0-4
Rock Steady - The Pleasing Geometries of Angela Eames, Michael Benson, 2008, published by Candlestar Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-9558661-0-4
The Inexorable Rise of Drawing, Annabel Tilley, published by Garageland Issue 6: Supernatural, 2007; http://www.transitiongallery.co.uk/documents/The_rise_of_drawing_Annabel_Tilley.pdf
Drawing Now - Drawing Research Network, published by IB Tauris, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-84511-533-3
Too Much Polish and Not Enough Spit. Published by TRACEY Drawing Journal, 2004, ISSN 1742-3570. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/sota/tracey/journal/dat/eames.html
What is new work that is inherently out of sight? Pixelraiders 2 Sheffield Hallam University, 2004.
Articles in Digital Creativity 2002, Volume 13, No 4. pp. 239-256. On Looking/Writing at Seeing/Drawing: Designing meaningful interactive experiences, interactive design, information architecture and pedagogy.
Drawing through Process - Kingston University, Works selected for touring exhibition, 2003.
WHERE as opposed to WHAT is drawing now? Colloquium at Glasgow School of Art, 2003.
Focus on Drawing, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Keynote speaker, 2003
Preface for catalogue of the Joining the Dots exhibition for the launch of Seeing Drawing, 2001.
From Drawing to Computing and Back Again. Drawing Across Boundaries, Loughborough University, 2000.
A Five Step Guide (or things to watch out for when using computers), CADE at Teesside University, 1999.
Once Upon a Meantime, Creativity and Cognition, Loughborough University, 1994.
BAFTA Nomination for the joint collaborative DVD product Seeing Drawing, 2001.
BIMA Nomination for the joint collaborative product Seeing Drawing, 2001.
Curator of Joining the Dots exhibition for the launch of Seeing Drawing, 2001.