Rachael Pengilley is an emerging artist living and working in London. In 2003, she was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester to create a site specific intervention in their Waterway Space. Her installations reference the historical significance of the mediums that she chooses. In 2006 was asked to install a sculpture in the T1&2 Artspace as part of their inaugural exhibition 'Cannibal Ferox'. Through the course of the show, her salt sculptures rusted and slowly devoured their metal framework, referencing the links between cannibalism and a lack of sodium in diet. In 'Air Guitar and Two Teaspoons', a group show at Bischoff/Weiss in Shoreditch, Rachael collaborated with Antonia Grant to produce their installation 'Liquefaction II' - a suspended bridge of half salt half sugar. Rachael's work is concerned with the transient nature of memory and material and she has more recently been exploring the mechanics of chance and the ready made object in Art.
Biography: 1982 Born in Leeds. 2000 - 2001 Studied at Leeds College of Art and Design 2001 - 2004 Studied at Staffordshire University (BA Hons Fine Art) Currently lives in London Major Group Exhibitions 2007 Liquefaction II (Collaboration with Antonia Grant), Bischoff Weiss - Installation Review: Kultureflash 2006 Salt Sculptures, Cannibal Ferox, T1&2 Artspace London - Sculpture Review: Timeout London 2004 Graduate Exhibition: Lost in Feet and Freedom, Staffordshire University - Performance and Installation 2003 Playthings, Sugar Cube Gallery, Staffordshire University - Sculpture Major Solo Exhibitions 2003 Memory Shards, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester - Installation
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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