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EDUCATION

2017-2019 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths

2013-2016 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Dog Show. Steve Turner Gallery, Online

Classics. Niru Ratnam Gallery, London

National Velvet. Alessandro Albanese Gallery, Matera, Italy

Looks like you’ve reached the end. Hannah Barry Gallery, Vortic London Collective, Online

Hospitality. Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

2019

Hellhole. Curator’s Choice, Leeds Arts University

Hellhole. Plaza Plaza, Elephant and Castle, London

2018

You’re Doing Amazing, Sweetie. The Boardroom, Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University

2017

Leisure. Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds College of Art

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

When Shit Hits the Fan Again. GUTS Gallery, Online

2020

#36 Annual Open Exhibition. Southwark Park Galleries, Online

After Image. Mamoth, London

Everyday Heroes. Southbank Centre, London

Begin Again. GUTS Gallery, Online

Suture. Niru Ratnam Gallery, London

Stäying Sane. Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, Skanör, Sweden

Drawn Together. UNIT London, Online

21st Figure. BC Projects, Online

When Shit Hits the Fan. GUTS Gallery, Online

Office Space. Is This It?, Online

Crowd. Hannah Barry Gallery, London

FBA Futures 2020. Mall Galleries, London

2019

Pets. TOMA Project Space, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

When Species Meet. Transition Two Gallery, Hackney, London

Fanspeak. Castlefield Galley, Manchester

Full English, Platform, Southwark, London

Ultra: Art for the Women’s World Cup, J.Hammond Projects, London

Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show. Goldsmiths, London

Plucky Pony Makes Break For Freedom. SET, London

Mission To Touch The Sun: Sun Burnt. Paradise Works, Salford, Manchester

Utopia Through Nostalgia. The Koppel Project Hive, London

2018

Young British Painters. Arthill Gallery, London

#34 Annual Open Exhibition. CGP Gallery, Southwark Park, London

GoldX. DeptfordX, London

Mission to Touch the Sun. Enclave, London

Getting Away! Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

For I’m not among the waders: The story of Zebedee. Post_Institute, London

Getting Away. ArthouSE1, London

Goldsmiths MFA Interim Show. Goldsmiths, London

Duty Free. Is This It? Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London

Via… Brockley, London

2017

Sydenham Arts. Sydenham, London

Fair Exchange. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2016

Seven Days at LS6. LS6 cafe, Leeds

Northern Graduates 2016. Curwen Gallery, London

Free Range. Old Truman Brewery, London

Departures. Leeds College of Art, Leeds

A Happy Medium. Headingley, Leeds

2015

I’ll Show You Mine. Leon Collective HQ, Leeds

Ephemera. Studio 24, Leeds

 

Awards and Prizes

2020 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

2020 The Minerva Prize, FBA Futures 2020, Mall Galleries

2018 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

Bibliography

2020

Grothen, Elina. “Lydia Blakeley Paints the Hottest Fashion Print of the Season,” ELLE, November 12

Garcia-Furtado, Laia. “Must Love Dogs,” VICE, August 28

Angelos, Ayla. “Drunks, races and whippets: the very British scenes of Lydia Blakeley,” It’s Nice That, January 13 

2019

“Who Were the Art World’s Biggest Crushes of 2019?” Elephant, December 19

Meinecke, Anna. “DOUBLE TAP #11: Lydia Blakelely,” Gallerytalk, December 16

“Lydia Blakeley Paints the Weird Corners of the Internet,” Elephant, December 11

McAra, Catriona. “Snooker Studies with Lydia Blakeley,” Soanyway, September

Michon, Alex. “Poolside Postgraduates,” Garageland, July 30

Battaglia, Lynn Seraina. “In the Studio with Lydia Blakeley: Deptford, London, 03.04.19,” She Performs, March 4

2018

Campbell, Hector. “‘Young London Painters’ Interview — Lydia Blakeley,” November 19

2017

Connelly, Laura. “Retro-style paintings toy with our nostagia for mid-century modernism,” Creative Boom, March 29