Linda Hemmersbach

Linda Hemmersbach’s work is based on personal experiences within landscape and place, which she translates into abstract paintings and drawings. She is interested in thinking through painting. Through the combination of different types of paint, marks and surfaces, Linda considers qualities of atmosphere, ephemerality and uncertainty. Recently she has become interested in the fragment and ruin as a site for possibility, discovery and re-imagining. She has explored these ideas through site-specific drawing installations, responding to and often incorporating materials found in her immediate surroundings. The sensitive arrangements highlight the acts of looking, feeling, and experiencing a place. Biography Linda Hemmersbach (b.1984, Cologne, Germany) studied at Central Saint Martins London 2004-08 and Wimbledon College of Art 2009-10. Selected exhibitions include: Shaping the Void, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2016); John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2016); Spectrum, PS Mirabel, Manchester (2016); Duplicit, Snetha, Athens (2016); Process, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2016); Anonyme Zeichner (touring), Kunstverein Tiergarten/Galerie Nord, Berlin (2015); Painted Surface, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2015); ); On Silent Mode, Project Four, Vienna (2015); So Many Constellations (Curator), The Mayors Parlour Gallery, London (2015); Linda Hemmersbach Showcase, Footfall Art, Bermondsey, London (2015); It’s Very Quiet Here, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva (2014). She was Artist in Residence at The Trelex Residency, Switzerland (2014), The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg, Scotland (2014), Gamli Skoli, Hrisey, Iceland (2015), and Zarakes Residency, Evia, Greece (2016).

You Are Many Things 
Gouache and gesso on paper on panel,
21 x 30 cm
2016
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Picking Through the Ruins
Gouache and gesso on paper on panel,
21 x 30 cm
2016
£420
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Afterland
Gouache and gesso on Japanese paper over wooden stretcher,
51 x 36 cm
2016
£550
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Nights Over Us
Gouache and gesso on paper over wooden stretcher,
25 x 20 cm
2016
£375
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Towards Not Expiring
Gouache and gesso on paper on panel,
21 x 30 cm
2016
£420
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Fljotandi 
Gouache and gesso on paper on panel,
30 x 21 cm
2016
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A Breath Between
Gouache and gesso on paper on panel,
21 x 30 cm
2016
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Untitled 
Gouache, ink, chalk and charcoal on paper,
various dimensions,
2015​​​​​​​
(Left) Mountain on my shoulder
Gouache on paper,
42 x 29.5cm,
2015
(Right) Bird of Prey 
Gouache on paper,
21 x 29.5cm,
2015​​​​​​​
Water and Eye
Oil on paper
21 x 29.5cm
2015​​​​​​​
An hour in
Gouache and oil on paper
29.5 x 21cm
2015​​​​​​​
CV 

Education
2009-2010               MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2005-2008               BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins, London
2004-2005               Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martins, London 

Exhibitions
2015
Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Geyso20, Braunschweig, Germany
Anonymous Drawings, artQ13, Rome, Italy
Bankley Open 2015, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK
Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten/Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany
Painted Surface, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
On Silent Mode, Project Four, Vienna, Austria
So Many Constellations, Mayors Parlour Gallery, Bow, London, UK
(Solo) Linda Hemmersbach Showcase, Footfall Art, Bermondsey, London, UK
Deep East Winter, Mayors Parlour Gallery, Bow, London, UK
2014
Stick ‘em up, Husk Gallery, London, UK
It’s very quiet here, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
(Solo) New Paintings, The Trelex Residency, Switzerland
(Solo) Form/Entformt, 86b Greenfield Rd, London, UK
2013
First Come First Served, Lion&Lamb Gallery, Hoxton, London, UK
Loopart13, Creekside Studios, Deptford, London, UK
2012
Drawing Open, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, UK
The International Drawing Project, Pr1 Gallery, Preston, UK
2011
Double the Vision My Eyes Do See, The Three Stags, London, UK
2010
Tarradiddle, Art Space East, London, UK
I Swore I Sore, The Nunnery, London, UK

Curation
2015
So Many Constellations, Mayors Parlour Gallery, Bow, London, including Nicholas Jones, Hannah Luxton, Wendy McLean, Sharon Swaine, Laura Smith, Emma Puntis, Vincent Hawkins.

Residencies
2016 - (Forthcoming) Zarakes Residency, Greece
2015 - Gamli Skoli, Hrisey, Iceland
2014 - The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg, Scotland
2014 - The Trelex Residency, Vaud, Switzerland

Grants/Awards
2015 -Bankley Open 2015 (Shortlisted)
2014 - Artist Grant, The Eaton Fund
2008 - Cecil Collins Memorial Drawing Award
2006 - British Art Medal Society Medal Project XIII, Thomas Fattorini Grand Second Prize