Jenny Steele

Jenny Steele’s practice explores the relationships between our occupation of digital space and physical space, their corresponding architectures, and our suggested movement within these spaces. She has recently been focusing on tracking inhabitation within the urban spaces of the North West. She explores her ideas through the processes of animation, printmaking, bookmaking and drawing. Biography Jenny Steele has been practicing as an artist for ten years, and is a graduate of MFA at Goldsmiths (2007) and BA Fine Art (First Class) at DJCAD (2002). She exhibits internationally, and has undertaken residencies in the UK and China. She is currently Artist in Residence at Manchester School of Art, and is completing a commission for InCertainPlaces (Preston). She has also recently been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012.

Promenade #2
Screen-print on Fabriano 300gsm
25cm x 21cm
2014
£80
Promenade #1
Screen-print on Fabriano 300gsm
25cm x 21cm
2014
£80
The Settlers
Screenprint on Paper
6 x 7.5cm
2014
£65
Jenny Steele // Artist Editions // Books
Dantzic is Falling Down
Dry-point etching and chine colle on somerset satin, cardboard & paper
Edition of 4
45 x 15cm
2013
£55 inc. p&p
Manchester four ways
Screenprint & drawing on card & plywood
60cm x 25cm x 15cm
edition of 4
2013
£85 inc. p&p
I came here for the Architecture
Screen print and pencil on card
25cm x 40cm
edition of 4 (1 remaining)
2012
£55 inc. p&p
What goes down must come up
Lino print and pencil on card
25cm x 60cm x 20cm
edition of 4
2014
£80 inc. p&p
Sea Point
Lino print on and pencil on card
25cm x 18cm
edition of 4
2014
£55 inc. p&p
On the way
Cotton cloth bound grey board with screen-print, laser-cut woodblock prints and pencil on cartridge paper (8 pages). Edition of 5
20cm x 20cm
2012

£55 inc. p&p
Parts of the Structure
Wood print on cartridge paper bound in greyboard
12 x 12cm
Edition of 5
£30 (inc. p&p)
Directional 1
Photocopy of paper with cartridge paper tie. Book stands in two folded 3d parts placed together. Edition of 20

18cm x 10cm (folded), 84cm x 59cm (full size)
2012

£15 inc. p&p
Directional 2
Photocopy of paper with cartridge paper tie. Book stands in two folded 3d parts placed together. Editionof 20

18cm x 10cm (folded), 84cm x 59cm (full size)
2012
£15 inc. p&p
Market Town
Installation at Barnaby Festival
Screen print on Cardboard
2014
The Sea Point
Lino print, screen print and paint on wood, mdf.  

1.8m x 3m
2014 
We only want to move upwards
Paint on mdf and wood.  

2m x 50cm x 80cm
2013
Our windbreaker
Digital print on canvas, cement, wood. 1m x 3m

2015
Arm (C)hair
Digital print on canvas upholstered onto refurbished 1940s European Chair.  

90cm x 90cm x 90cm
2015
L'atalante,
Digital and screen print on cotton, hand embroidery, wood.

80cm x 80cm x 100cm.
2015
That's life
Digital print on cotton, curtain track.  

3m x 3m.
2015
The Fair (at the Blackpool Casino)
Pencil, paint and screen print on card.  

16cm x 90cm
2015
The Fair (at the Winter Gardens)
Pencil, paint and screen print on card.

16cm x 80cm.
2015
The Fair (at The Midland),
Pencil, paint and screen print on card.  

12cm x 25cm
2015
The Fair,
Pencil, paint and screen print on card.
16cm x 32cm
2015
Studies for a Neighbourhood #13
Screenprint, Paint & Pencil on Paper
42 x 29.7cm
2014
£100 inc. p&p
Studies for a Neighbourhood #4
Screenprint, Paint & Pencil on Paper
42 x 29.7cm
2014
£100 inc. p&p
CV
Born in Edinburgh, 1981.  Currently lives and works in Manchester
EDUCATION
2009 PG Cert Ed (HE), University of the Arts London, UK
2007 Masters of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2006 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2002 1st Class Honours, BA Fine Art, DOJCAD, University of Dundee, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS
2016 Solo exhibition, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
2015 Looking Back| Moving Forwards, In Certain Places, Preston, UK
2015 The Fair, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, UK
2013 Why buildings stand up/why buildings fall down, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester, UK
2012 #followingthemarketsquare, Harris Museum, Preston (commissioned by InCertainPlaces), UK
2011 Redirection and Network Timeout, Constance Howard Research Centre, Goldsmiths College, London, UK       
2011 Redirection and Network Timeout, 501 Artspace Residency, Chongqing, China

2010 Communitas Digitas, The Surgery at Nunhead, London, UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015   Finding Treblinka. Touring exhibition, supported by Rothschild Foundation:
           Treblinka Museum, Treblinka, Poland
           POLIN Museum of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
           Imperial War Museum, London, UK
           Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK
2015   Curioseaty, East Street Arts Patrick Studios, Leeds, UK
2015   London Art Fair with PAPER, London, UK
2014   From Sea To You/ Del Mar Para Ti, Poca Gallery, Portugalete, Spain
           #1, Ny space, Manchester, UK
           Everyday Illusions, PAPER, Manchester, UK
           Sluice Art Fair with PAPER, New York, USA
           in from the Steppe, Ny space, Manchester, UK
           The Manchester Contemporary with PAPER, Manchester, UK
           Industry, Barnaby Art Festival, Macclesfield, UK
           Peek-a-boo, Gotham Studios, Perth, Australia
           The Drawing Project, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
          PAGES, Leeds International Artist Book Fair, Leeds, UK
          SUPERMARKET, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
2013  With: Rogue Project Space, Manchester, UK
          Sluice Art Fair, London, UK
          The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK
          Malgras|Naudet Summer Show, Manchester, UK
          BALTIC Artists Book Fair (PAPER), Gateshead, UK
          Towser Bothy Zine Library at Uncanny Valley, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, UK
          Artists Book Collective, Leeds International Artists Book Fair, UK
         Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, mac Birmingham and UCA Bournemouth, UK
2012  Paper#3, PAPER, Manchester, UK
          Reworked Part 2, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester, UK
          Div/ision of Power, Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
          Manchester Artists Book Fair (PAPER), Manchester, UK
          The Manchester Contemporary (PAPER), Manchester, UK
          Towser Bothy Zine and Artists Book Library, Holmfirth Art Festival, Holmfirth, UK
          Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Gallery, London and Jerwood Space Hastings, UK
          Access All Areas, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, UK
          #Knitterfeed, Collaboration with Elizabeth Wewiora for Future Everything Conference,UK
          Wishing Tree Installation for Chinese New Year, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
          Exhibition, KRAAK, Manchester, UK
2011  Gibs-Mir Karaoke, Online and at TreFFpunkt, Halle C at Kunstszene Zürich, Switzerland
          CUBE Open 2011, CUBE Gallery, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
          Office Party, Ahmed & Carpenter, Manchester, UK
          MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY, Hatch Space, London. 2 person show with Harriet Hill, UK
          User Generated Content, MadLab, Manchester, UK Collaboration with Elizabeth Wewiora
          The Sketchbook Project, Boston Art Library, Boston, USA
          The Big Draw Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK
2010   100 ft sq, Arts After Dark Festival, ArtEgg Studios, New Orleans, USA
           100 ft, Chomley Boys Club, Dalston, London, UK
           Fab Lab Challenge/ Finissage, Future Everything Conference, Manchester, UK
           Everything Must Go!, Forest, Edinburgh, UK
           Going Postal, Chelsea College of Art and Design/Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
           Every Pocket Tells a Story, Charnwood Arts Centre, Loughborough, UK
2009   Deptford X, Creekside Artists Open Studios, London, UK
2007   Goldsmiths Masters Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2006   Postgraduate Visual Arts Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2005   Tosa Washi International Open, Kochi, Japan
2004   Best in Show, The Embassy, Edinburgh, UK
           Summer Exhibition, Scottish Art Partnership, Edinburgh, UK
           Recent Works, Scottish Art Promotion, Edinburgh, UK
2003   Watashi no Furosato (My Hometown), Gallery Yamadaya, Ise, Japan.
           Second International Open Exhibition, International Salon, Kanazawa, Japan.
2002   Emerging Young Artists, CDA Fine Art, Birmingham, UK 

RESIDENCIES & COMMISIONS
2015 Finding Treblinka Commission, collaboration with Archeology Dept, Staffordshire University
2015 Practicing Place Commission, In Certain Places, Preston
2012 Preston Remembers Residency for InCertainPlaces/ Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2011-12 AA2A Artist in Residence, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
2011 501 Artspace Residency, Chongqing, China. Supported by Arts Council England.
2004 Supporting Artist, Drylaw Artworks Residency, North Edinburgh Arts Centre
AWARDS
2015 Grants for the Arts Award for Research and Development, Arts Council England, UK
2011 Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England, UK
2008 Professional Development Award from West Thames College, London, UK
2007 Students Awards Agency for Scotland Postgraduate Bursary, UK
2006 Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, UK
2005 Scottish International Education Trust Grant, UK
2002 Dyer Guild Award, University of Dundee, UK
2002 Shortlisted for Thomas Delgaty Dunn Travel Award, University of Dundee, UK

COLLECTIONS
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, UK
Lothian Council, Edinburgh, UK
Medical and Financial Management, Edinburgh, UK
Donna Karan Ltd, New York, USA
Dyer Guild Trust, Dundee, UK
Various private collections