Jemma Egan (Jun 2017-Nov 2017)
Jemma Egan (b. 1982, Liverpool, UK) lives and works in London, and she is the fifth artist to take on The Beer Shop wall commission. She graduated in 2015 with MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art having gained her BA (Hons) Fine Art at Liverpool school of Art and Design in 2005. Her practice explores the current moment through seemingly everyday objects, with a level of detail that brings out the absurdity and complexity of these things. Take a look at her website for more.
Solo exhibitions include; It means more to me than most people, ZC invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (2016); The space between here and there, VSVSVS, Toronto, CA (2011). Group exhibitions include: Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel, Switzerland; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, ICA, London, UK and the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK (2016).
Matthew Kay (Nov 2016-May 2017)
Matthew Kay is the fourth artist commissioned to take over the artist wall. Based in Tooting, he makes original, hand crafted books and works on paper; Poetic piecharts and other non-mathematical, unscientific, allusive and ambiguous diagrams.
Matthew got his BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Loughborough University and his MA in Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Art.
For more about Matthew’s work, click here. Buy an original to keep from his Etsy store or follow him on Instagram.
Luke Drozd (Jun 2016-Nov 2016)
The third artist to take on the artist wall is Luke Drozd.
Luke is a UK based artist and illustrator who makes things in London, England. This includes sculptures, drawings, gig posters, art prints and more.
He is for art that is odd and joyous and things that are the right side of wrong.
Luke also works collaboratively with Leeds based arts collective Black Dogs and as director of both T.H.I.S studios in Tottenham, London and the UK Poster Association (UKPA), and is one half of curatorial team 38b Projects.
Daniel Lehan (Dec 2015-May 2016)
Our second artist wall has been created by Daniel Lehan who's work experience includes: former paperboy, choirboy, shop assistant, ice cream seller, chip shop manager, petrol pump attendant, pub caterer, post office worker, theatre usher, cleaner, adult education tutor, leaflet distributor, front of house manager, t-shirt designer, screen printer, gardener, teacher.
For this piece Daniel added historian, researcher and storyteller to his resume.
Stumped Studio (Dec 2014-Nov 2015)
For the first artist install we handed over a wall in the shop to artist/designer Zoë Tynan-Campbell from Stumped Studio. You can check out her work on her website.
"Stumped is the story of a girl who calls three places home, for three very different reasons. The taste of Göteborg, the bustle of London and the green green grass of Wales.
Working from her studio in South London, Zoë - the brain behind Stumped - creates gifts and homewares designed to make your mouth corners turn upwards."
Every 6 months we'll invite an artist to create an original design for the wall, so if you have an idea for something that would look great then drop us an email.