Selma Parlour

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Selma Parlour
Born 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa
London-based
2008-2014 PhD Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
1999-2002 MFA, University of Reading
1995-1998 BA (Hons) Art, 1st Class, De Montfort University, Leicester
   
Upcoming Solo Exhibition at Pi Artworks, London
  January 2018
  Details to follow
   
Current 'Beneath the Colour'
  Tim Ellis, James Alec Hardy, Dominic Kennedy, Selma Parlour and Florian Schmidt
  Saatchi Gallery at the Hyatt Regency, London
  30 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BH
  29th September 2017 - 4th January 2018
   
Solo Exhibitions
2016 'Parlour Games', Marcelle Joseph Projects, House of Saint Barnabas, London
2015 'Paradoxes of the Flattened-Out Cavity', Dio Horia, Mykonos
2012 Selma Parlour, MOT International Projects, London
   
Group Exhibitions
2017 'PIY PaintLounge', Sluice Biennial, London
  The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
  'Make a Mark', ArthouSE1, London
  'Nine Painters', Syson Gallery, Nottingham
  'Three100', No Format, London
2016 'The British Society of Self-Deprecation', Cheng Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
  'frac-tured-su-per-struc-tures', Space Station Gallery, London
  John Moores Painting Prize 2016, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  ING Discerning Eye (invited by Sacha Craddock), Mall Galleries, London
  'Kaleidoscope', Fold Gallery, London
  The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Block 336, London & Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
  'Pool', Griffin Gallery, London
2015 'The Shapes We're In', Bread and Jam, London
  'Dio Horia in Mykonos', Dio Horia, Mykonos
  'En Plein Air', pop-up exhibition, Mecklenburgh Square, London
  Griffin Gallery Open, Griffin Gallery, London
  'The Shape of Things', The Dot Project, London
  'Autocatalytic Future Games', No Format, London
  'Rainbow Merchant', Schwartz Gallery, London
2014 '100 Painters of Tomorrow', One Art Space, New York
  'Summer Saloon', Lion and Lamb Gallery, London
  Volta 10 (with Beers Contemporary, London), Basel
2013 Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2012 'A Sense of Adventure', pop-up exhibition, Pullman Hotel, London
  Creative Cities Collection Exhibition, The Barbican, London
  Selma Parlour & Yelena Popova, Horton Gallery, New York
  'Double Vision', Lion and Lamb Gallery, London
  '270112 Abstractions', Laure Genillard Gallery, London
  'Parallel Universe', Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2011 Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
  Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Sheffield & ICA, London
  Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
  'Mysteries', Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London
   
Awards
2017 The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist, The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London (selected by Sunny Dupree, Sacha Craddock, Humphrey Ocean RA and Mel Jordan)
2016 Prizewinner, John Moores Painting Prize 2016 (selected by Gillian Carnegie, Richard Davey, Ding Yi, Phoebe Unwin & Ansel Krut)
2015 Artist in Residence, Dio Horia, Mykonos and Athens, May/June 2015
2014 Runner-up Award, Arts Foundation Fellowship in Painting (nominated by Sacha Craddock and selected by David Batchelor, Sadie Coles & Michael Raedecker)
2012 Research Support Award, Goldsmiths, University of London
   
Collections  
Creative Cities Collection, Beijing
Saatchi Gallery, London
(Private collections in Europe, United States and Canada)
Talks
'Sophie Mackfall, Sid Motion and Selma Parlour', Panel discussion, PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial, London, 1st October 2017
'Abstract Trompe L'Oeil: Selma Parlour in conversation with curator Marcelle Joseph', House of Saint Barnabas, London, 24th April 2017
Artist talk, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 14th March 2017
Artist talk, Arts University Bournemouth, 2nd February 2017
Artist talk, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, 24th November 2016
Artist talk, De Montfort University, Leicester, 9th November 2016
'Abstract Expressionism and its Legacy for a New Generation', Panel discussion (Chair: Ben Street), The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 5th November 2016
'Alice Browne and Selma Parlour', Artist talk, PaintUnion, Griffin Gallery, London, 24th June 2014
'Composition', Symposium Presentation, MOT International and Goldsmiths College, London, 28th-30th January 2013
'What Theory?', Symposium Presentation, Interlocutor: Marina Vranopoulou, Goldsmiths College, London, 26th-28th October 2009
'Painting', Symposium Presentation, Goldsmiths College, London, 16th-17th March 2009
Research
'Depicting Limits: Syntax, Abstraction and Space in Contemporary Painting', Doctoral Research, Goldsmiths Research Online
Books and Catalogues
Bliss, B., 'Make a Mark', July 2017 (ISBN 978-0-9935974-1-1)
ING Discerning Eye, November 2016
Vazquez, J., & Penketh, S., John Moores Painting Prize 2016, July 2016 (ISBN 978-1902700557)
Cope, M., The 5th Marmite Prize for Painting 2016, June 2016 (ISBN 978-1905659128)
Byrne, R. & Elton, L., 'Pool', April 2016 (ISBN 978-0995463905)
Beers, K., '100 Painters of Tomorrow', Thames and Hudson, London, September 2014 (ISBN 978-0500239230)
Cope, M. & Moran, S., Marmite Prize IV, catalogue of long-listed artists, December 2012 (ISBN B00YZMJZYQ)
Zhan, X., Creative Cities Collection, August 2012
Craddock, S., Bloomberg New Contemporaries, September 2011 (ISBN B00LXNLPBQ)
Press and Reviews
Parkinson, A., 'Nine Painters, Syson Gallery, Nottingham', Patterns that Connect, 26th April 2017
Steele, J., 'John Moores Painting Prize 2016', A-N, 30th September 2016
Gibson S., 'John Moores Painting Prize 2016', Nerve magazine, 27th August 2016
Parkinson, A., 'Approaches to Colour: Kalidoscope at Fold Gallery', Patterns that Connect, 26th August 2016
Noga, L., 'Kaleidoscope at Fold Gallery, London', Saturation Point, 21st August 2016
'Where to buy...', The Week, 20th August 2016
'What the critics would pay to see', Saturday Review, The Times, 9th July 2016
Davey, R., 'A Diverse Selection', John Moores Painting Prize catalogue essay, 9th July 2016
'Shortlist for John Moores Painting Prize 2016 announced', A-N, 21st June 2016
'Artists selected for John Moores Painting Prize - shortlist unveiled', The Guardian, 20th June 2016
Carey-Kent, P., 'Will you like Marmite?', Paul's Artworld, 5th June 2016
'The Landscape of Painting, Curator Rebecca Byrne Interviews Artist Selma Parlour', After Nyne, 17th May 2016
'Artists bring the outside in at the Griffin Gallery', London Live, 29th April 2016
'Artists selected for John Moores Painting Prize', BBC, 23rd April 2016
Bailey, S., 'Dio Horia in Mykonos', Critics' Picks, Artforum, 21st August 2015
Spirou, K., 'Two of Each: New Art Platform 'Dio Horia' on Mykonos Explores the Island's Contrasts', Yatzer, 20th July 2015
Drake, C., 'For Love or Money', Scene & Heard, Artforum, 4th July 2015
Asimakopoulou, K. & Astrapelou, M., 'Art in the House: Marina Vranopoulou', Vimagazino, Vima Sunday Newspaper, Athens, 27th April 2015
Carey-Kent, P., ‘New Painting Conforms to Type’, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Art Fair, London, 15th October 2014
‘Selma Parlour’, Dust Magazine Online, 15th January 2014
Maliszewski, L., 'Selma Parlour & Yelena Popova', On-Verge, New York, 12th July 2012
Abney, O., 'Horton Gallery - Selma Parlour', NYC Gallery Openings, You Tube, 15th June 2012
Singer, R., 'Selma Parlour & Yelena Popova', ArtInfo: On the Ground, New York, 13th June 2012
‘Artist Crush: Selma Parlour’, Art Hound, 6th June 2012
Darwent, C., 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011', The Independent, 4th December 2011
Hazelton, C., 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011', London Student, 8th December 2011
Ward, O., 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011', Time Out, London, 2nd December 2011
Kent, S., 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011', The Arts Desk, 28th November 2011
Links
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Saatchi Gallery