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Janis Ridley


icarus

icarus

Limited Edition
Bronze
21cm x 12cm x 15cm
Edition of 9

Statement

   

Sculpture is a way of communicating complex emotions, feelings and ideas Often they are revealed during the making process. I explore ideas of love, humour, power and trust, the human story

Nature, dance and certain myths and literature are sources of inspiration .


Biography

 

Janis Ridley was born in Co. Durham 

She studied sculpture at Newcastle upon Tyne School of Art on Foundation course and completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art .

She became a  member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1998.   

She has taught part -time at Newcastle upon Tyne school of Art , University of Exeter, and adult master classes.

Since 1996 she has focused on sculpture, making public and private commissions and exhibiting in galleries and London Art Fairs and sculpture parks.

She has been involved in Art in Action in Oxford for the past three years.

Involved in 13 sculptures for South Korea public space in 2017.

Her work is in many private collections in the UK, France Germany Holland Australia Hong Kong  the United State and South Korea.

She has received two Arts Council Awards.

 

 

 

 

commissions  selected

2000  Spirit of Youth Topsham millennium sculpture

2001  Stargazer  University of Exeter sculpture collection

2004   Isness  Matara Centre Gloucestershire

2006   Unfolding Love  Exeter Cathedral

2007   The Croft School Stratford upon Avon

Private collections in the UK, France, Australia, Germany Holland Hongkong USA and South Korea

 

Exhibitions include

Edgar Modern Bath Josie Eastwood Winchester Alan Kluckow Fine Art,  Moncrieff-Bray gallery, Mall Galleries London The Sculpture Park  Farnham,,The Garden Gallery Hampshire,Guernsey Art Parks, Delamore, Matara Gloucestershire, Atelier gallery University of Exeter, Dartington Hall  Beaux Art, Royal Academy, Plumbline Gallery St.Ives. 

 Art Fairs

Art london, international art fair Royal College of art,  London art fair, Hampstead Affordable art fair,Battersea Affordable Art fair , Bath Art fair, Hong Kong art fair ,New York affordable Art Fair 

Films         Janis Ridley produced by University of Exeter

                Janis Ridley Sculpture Studio  Royal British Society of Sculptors

            Wax and wire   3 films 2013  Vimeo 

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