Sharon Leahy-Clark

Sharon Leahy-Clark allows the work to grow organically without editing so that the poetic qualities of the materials used is shown and all working processes and natural accidents are left visible; nothing is erased. This way of working references the Freudian idea and surrealist practice of ‘free association’. Biography Sharon Leahy-Clark graduated from the Royal College of Art MA Fine Art, Painting (2001). She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally (including in Japan , Hong Kong , Berlin ) and has been the recipient of several awards including the Helen Chadwick Memorial Prize. Her work is held in several collections including British Airways. Selected Exhibitions include: Jerwood Drawing Prize (2013, 2008); Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts (2013, 2009); Derwent Art Prize(2013); Sunday Times Watercolour Prize (2013); British Glass Biennale 2008; Celeste Painting Prize 2007 (finalist); FaithCAS Gallery, Osaka, Japan (2004); Mostyn Open 12, Oriel Mostyn, Wales (2002); Figuring Cezanne, Lethaby Gallery and Tate Britain, London (1996).

Janus
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
45 x 32cm
2016
£700 (framed)
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Eternal Dreamer
Oil, Acrylic, Ink, & Watercolour on Paper
27 x 35cm
2017
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Blood Horse (Ghost)
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
24 x 24cm
2017
£500 (framed)
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Blood Horse (Burdened)
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
24 x 24cm
2017
£500 (framed)
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Cloak of Tools
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
40 x 34cm
2017
£700 (framed)
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Cloak of Transition
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
40 x 34cm
2017
£700 (framed)
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Ghost Hand
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
40 x 34cm
2017
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Judgement
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
40 x 34cm
2017
£700 (framed)
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Lost Souls
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
45 x 32cm
2016
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Fate Will Find the Dumb and Blind
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
45 x 34cm
2016
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The Magus
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
45 x 32cm
2016
SOLD
Liberty
Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
45 x 32cm
2016
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Charm of Harmony
Watercolour on Paper
30cm diameter
2015
£550 (framed)
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Vita & Violet
Watercolour on Paper
21 x 29cm
2014
£250(unframed)
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Swan Song
Watercolour on Paper
21 x 29cm
2014
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Sharon Leahy-Clark CV

Born 1965, London. Lives and works in London
Education
1999-2001 Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art, Painting
1996-1999 Middlesex University, BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class)
1995-1996 City Literary Institute, Foundation Art & Design
1983-1986 Polytechnic of North London, BSc (Hons) Sociology 

Exhibitions

2015
The Functionality of Thought, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, West Yorks
2014
The Functionality of Thought, PAPER, Manchester
2012
Ludlow Open, Millichope Gallery, Ludlow, Shropshire
Westminster Reference Library, London (solo show)
'Collectible', Zeitgeist Project Space, New Cross, London
'Presentation' Platform Art, Exhibition at (new) Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens
'Production' Platform Art, Residence at Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, Gamble Building, St Helens
2011
The Three Cornered World, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe (solo show)
Secret Postcards, Royal College of Art, London
2010
Winter Open, Baskethousevillageuniverse, London
Secret Postcards, Royal College of Art, London
RE:Animate, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales
Ludlow Summer Exhibition, Ludlow College, Shropshire
2009
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group, Project Space (awarded Commendation)
Ludlow Summer Exhibition, Ludlow College, Shropshire
Secret Postcards, Royal College of Art, London
2008/9
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space (London), Summerfield Gallery (Cheltenham), Winchester Discovery Centre (Winchester), Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (Suffolk), DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery (Durham)
Artsway Open 2008, Lymington, Hants
British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
Secret Postcards, Royal College of Art, London
2007
Celeste Art Prize 2007 (finalist), Truman Brewery, London and Lyon & Turnball, Edinburgh
Creekside Open (selected by Victoria Miro), APT Gallery, London
2006
Anonymous Drawings 3, Bluetenweiss, Berlin
Clothesline, ABC No Rio, New York
2005
Different Alphabets/Different Languages, Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire
Margate Rocks, Margate, Kent
2004
Aftershock, 1A Space, Hong Kong
Faith, Transition Gallery, London
Faith, CAS Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2002
Mostyn Open 12, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
It's all in the Text, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucester
Core, MOT Gallery, London
2001
David Bowie Wonderworld, Royal College of Art, London
2000 
Truancy, Lime House Arts Foundation, London
Yip Yap Yip Yap, Cable Street, London
1999 
Pissing to the Stars, Redgate Gallery, London (solo show)
1996 
Figuring Cezanne, Tate Britain and Lethaby Gallery, London

Grants/Awards
2001 
Helen Chadwick Memorial Prize
TI Group Travel Award to Berlin
2000 
TI Group Travel Award to Iceland
1999 
TI Group Travel Award to Budapest
Absolut Secret, RCA Grant

Collections: 
The Drawing Gallery (Dr Yvonne Crossley)
British Airways collection
Redgate Gallery, London

Publications
In the Darkness of the Wardrobe, Samantha Moore, (Essay), www.apengine.org (2010)
The Independent - RCA Interim Show (2000)

Catalogues:
Oriel Davies Re: Animate (2010)
Ludlow Summer Exhibition (2010 & 2009)
Jerwood Drawing Prize (2008)
British Glass Biennale (2008)
Celeste Painting Prize (2007)