SELMA PARLOUR

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b. 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa, London-based
 
Awards  
2020 Arts Council England Creative Development Award (won prior to the pandemic, project postponed)
2018

The Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Award

2017 The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist, The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2016 Prizewinner, John Moores Painting Prize
2014 Runner-up Award, Arts Foundation Fellowship in Painting
  100 Painters of Tomorrow, international competition and publication, Thames & Hudson, London
2012 Research Support Award, Goldsmiths, University of London
2011

New Contemporaries, ICA, London

   
Education  
2008-2014 PhD Art, practice-led, Goldsmiths, University of London
1999-2002 MFA, University of Reading
1995-1998 BA (Hons) Art, 1st Class, De Montfort University, Leicester
 
Solo Exhibitions
2020 Selma Parlour, Pi Artworks, Istanbul
2019 Activities for the Abyss, Pi Artworks, London
2018 Upright Animal, curated by Sacha Craddock, Pi Artworks, London
2016 Parlour Games, site-specific installation, Marcelle Joseph Projects, House of St Barnabas, London
2015 Paradoxes of the Flattened-Out Cavity, Dio Horia, Island of Mykonos, Greece
2012 Selma Parlour, MOT International, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 By Way of Laughter and Trembling, Durden & Ray, Los Angeles
  Notions of Female Leadership, Dio Horia, Athens
  Perfectionism IV: A Trick of The Eye, OPENART Advisory (online)
  Take Your Conscience to the Pawnshop, Terrace Gallery, London
2019 Women Imprinted, The h Club Gallery, London
  The Inhuman /difficult transition/, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London
2018 Harder Edge, The h Club Gallery & The Saatchi Gallery, London
  Not Dream of Islands, Palfrey Space, London
  Destroyed by Shadows, The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool
  The Performativity of Painting, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London
2017 Beneath the Colour, The Saatchi Gallery at the Hyatt Regency, London
  The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
  Make a Mark, ArthouSE1, London
  Nine Painters, Syson Gallery, Nottingham
2016 John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  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 & Jam, London
  Dio Horia in Mykonos, Dio Horia, Island of Mykonos, Greece
  En Plein Air, pop-up exhibition, Mecklenburgh Square, London
  The Shape of Things, The Dot Project, London
  Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format, London
2014 100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space, New York, NY
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, NY
  Double Vision, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London
  270112 Abstractions, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
  Parallel Universe, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2011 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Sheffield & ICA, London
  Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
  Mysteries, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London
 
Residencies
2019 Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles
  Eastside International, Los Angeles
2018

The Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Fortress, Latvia

2015 Dio Horia, Island of Mykonos and Athens (invited & return visit for solo exhibition)
Artist Talks & Guest Lecturing
Contemporary Painting: Perspectives of Now, panel discussion, University of the West of England, Bristol, 16th January 2020
In conversation with Mark Sheerin, Pi Artworks, London, 11th January 2020
Artist talk, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, 17th June 2019
Now That's What I Call Painting, with Jin Han Lee, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 15th October 2018
Artist talk, The 10th International Conference, The Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia, 5-6th July 2018
Artist talk & visiting tutor, Turps Art School, Turps Banana, London, 4th June 2018
Artist talk & visiting tutor, University of the West of England, Bristol, 14th March 2018
The Performativity of Painting, group discussion, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, 10th February 2018
Changing Places: Transposition & Painting, symposium presentation, Fabrication Research Group, University of Worcester, 6th February 2018
In conversation with Sacha Craddock, Pi Artworks, London, 1st February 2018
Artist talk & visiting tutor, School of Design, Leeds University, 31st January 2018
Visiting tutor, The RA Schools, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 18th January 2018
Visiting tutor, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 6th December 2017
Sophie Mackfall, Sid Motion & Selma Parlour, panel discussion, PIY PaintLounge, Sluice Biennial, London, 1st October 2017
Abstract Trompe L'Oeil, in conversation with Marcelle Joseph, House of St Barnabas, London, 24th April 2017
Artist talk & visiting tutor, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 14th March 2017
Artist talk & visiting tutor, Arts University Bournemouth, 2nd February 2017
Artist talk & visiting tutor, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 24th November 2016
Artist talk, De Montfort University, Leicester, 9th November 2016
Abstract Expressionism & its Legacy for a New Generation, panel discussion, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 5th November 2016
Alice Browne & Selma Parlour, Artist talk, PaintUnion, Griffin Gallery, London, 24th June 2014
Composition, symposium presentation, MOT International & Goldsmiths, University of London, 28th-30th January 2013
What Theory?, symposium presentation (Interlocutor: Marina Vranopoulou), Goldsmiths, University of London, 26th-28th October 2009
Painting, symposium presentation, Goldsmiths, University of London, 16th-17th March 2009
Teaching & Research
Associate Lecturer in Art, University of the Arts London (appointed February 2018)
Depicting Limits: Syntax, Abstraction & Space in Contemporary Painting, 2014, doctoral research, Goldsmiths Research Online
Interviews & Virtual Tours
Selma Parlour, narrated exhibition tour, Pi Artworks Istanbul, Vimeo, November 2020
Too Late for Late Modernism, interview with John Bunker, Instantloveland, May 2018
John Moores Painting Prize: Celebrating 60 years, short film, National Museums Liverpool, April 2018
Horton Gallery - Selma Parlour & Yelena Popova, ODelle Abney, exhibition tour, NYC Gallery Openings, You Tube, June 2012
Miscellaneous
Cure3, supporting the Cure Parkinson's Trust, curated by Artwise, Bonhams, London, September 2020
Another World, women artists supporting women charities, conceived & curated by Tracey Emin, Frieze London 2018
Make a Mark, photography publication on women painters by Barry Bliss, New Troy, July 2017
ArtPlatform, supporting the Alzheimer's Society, 2016
 
 
 
 

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