Carolyn Joanne Whittaker

Sculpture and Installation Artist, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 'Sculpt II', The Bomb Factory Arts Foundation, Archway, London.
2019 Sweet Art, 'The Death of Art', Stash Gallery, The Crypt, E1, London.
2019 'A Geography of Interiors', ASC, Empson St Studios, E3, London.
2019 'Sculpt', The Bomb Factory Arts Foundation, Archway, London.
2018 Online exhibition accompanying the conference Reinventing, Rethinking, and Representing Menopause: Beyond the Interdisciplinary Paradigm, (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.
2018 Sweet Art, ‘Have A Hart', Stash Gallery, The Crypt, E1, London.
2017 Sweet Art, 'Fem Fest', Tanner St, SE1, London.
2017 'Dark Regards' , Ply Gallery Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London.
2016 Sweet Art, 'Hand Maid', Hoxton Arches, Cremer St, E2, London.
2016 'Sixty', Angus Hughes Gallery, Hackney, London.
2016 Sweet ‘Art, 'She', Unit 5 Gallery, The Yard, E2, London.
2015 Sweet 'Art 'Punch', Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch.
2015 E17 Art Trail, Walthamstow, London.
2015 Fine Art Showcase Degree Show, University of East London..
2015 ‘Remember’, The Church of St John, Bethnal Green, London.
2015 ‘The Magician’s Monocle’, The Old Bath House, Hackney Wick, London.
2015 ‘Tondo Time’, AVA Gallery, University of East London
2013 ‘Quarry’, AVA Gallery, University of East London
2013 ‘Longitude- 51.581470 Latitude-0.146384' Rekindle Public Arts, Queens Wood, Highgate, London.
2013 1st and 2nd Year show, AVA Gallery, University of East London
2012 ‘Portlanders’, AVA Gallery, University of East London
2012 ‘Get Culture’, Rekindle Public Arts, Queens Wood, Highgate, London.
2012 1st and 2nd year show, AVA Gallery, University of East London
2012 2nd year show, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
2011 ‘Green Shoots’, Rekindle Public Arts, Queens Wood, Highgate, London.
2011 1st year show, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
2010 1st year show, AVA Gallery, University of East London.
2010 2nd year Foundation show, Mary Ward Centre, Queen Sq, London.
2009 1st year Foundation show, Mary Ward Centre, Queen Sq, London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 ‘Marking Now’, AVA Light Well, University of East London.
2014 ‘Metaphorical Sketches’, AVA Light Well, University of East London

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2013 ‘Forms of Subversion’, Caroline Gardens Chapel, Asylum Road, Peckham, London.
2012 ‘In and out of Form’, Darnley Road Gallery, Hackney, London.

BIOGRAPHY
Carolyn Whittaker is a sculpture and installation artist. Originally from Lancashire and now a practising artist in London; she returned to her childhood passion in her late forties, after having children herself; studied part time for seven years, and graduated in 2015 from the University of East London with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and won the Dean’s Prize for Art and Design.
There is an inherent fascination in Carolyn’s work with the unstoppable nature of time’s ability to change things. The viewer can often experience this ephemeral process and associated risks, in the reformation of wax, ice, jelly or ice cream forms as they burn or melt. The unpredictable metamorphosis of these works create a contrasting tension with her cast and carved immutable bronze and stone forms.
Carolyn’s current practice investigates the subject of migration, refugees and closing borders. Carolyn continues to use ephemeral performance in this recent series to provide a narrative behind the fragility and unpredictable outcomes of the refugee journey.
Carolyn’s submissions to recent group exhibitions; Geography of Interiors and the Death of Art in London explored these themes with her pieces ‘Dahlias of the Sea’ and ‘Twisted Soul’.


Awards

2015
First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, University of East London
2015
Deans Award for Art and Design, University of East London