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Summer Graduate Show – Where are they now…

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Anise Gallery prides itself on showcasing the most exciting new talent each year with our Summer Graduate show, which is now in its fourth year. We look at some of our talented artists from past year’s shows, in preparation for this summer’s graduate offerings.

James Seow exhibited with us in 2014 after graduating from MA Printmaking at Royal College of Art. with ‘Always Feel Safe… (Extrusion series)’, and has gone on to exhibit internationally; most recently his photographic work ‘Grey Area’ has been selected for the Royal Academy’s 2016 summer exhibition. Since the 2014 show at Anise Gallery, James’ work has been showcased at Christie’s Multiplied and Saatchi Gallery’s START art fairs and the Museum of Contemporary Art in China (CAA).

Having also completed the MA Printmaking is Scarlet Mueller, whose woodcut prints were a wonderful addition to last year’s Summer Graduate Show. Since last summer she has set up her own printing studio in Zurich and has exhibited as part of the following exhibitions: ‘Print!’ at La Cambre Project Room in Brussels, IMPACT9 International Printmaking Conference in Hangzhou, China; the Graduate Art Prize at HSF, London; ‘Haptic and Optic’ at Yuquanshan Art Gallery, China, and in 2016: ‘Postgraduate Printmaking’ at Clifford Chance, London and ‘Impression’ at Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland. Her work is now part of the Art Collection Zurich and included in a printmaking portfolio touring China and Canada. We are delighted that Scarlet will be exhibiting with Anise Gallery again later this year for a solo show in line with Open House 2016.

Silje Lovise Gjertsen appeared in our 2015 summer show with her photographic works, after graduating from MA Photography at Royal College of Art. Her pieces, ‘Shrouded by Stone’, ‘Out There, Through the Impenetrable Blackness I See a Strange Blue Light’ and ‘The Mind is a Portal’ were incredibly popular. Since last summer, her work has featured in ‘Paper, Publication, Performance’ at Lychee One Gallery, and ‘Burning with Pleasure’ at Curious Duke Gallery, both in London, and has been granted the Tatens Diversestipend for Nyutdannede Kunstnere (Art Council Norway’s Grant for Graduate Artists) in addition to the Metro Imaging Prize.

Watch this space for news of the artists for this year’s show, opening in August!

Written by Issey Scott