Eleanor Rodwell (b.1996) / Glasgow School of Art Graduate 2018

 

 

Our bodies are both constraints and homes; to nurture makes us vulnerable; the maternal is swollen in violence.

 

My work uses corporeality to explore these conflicts, and how the body’s intrinsic instability embodies a universal unease. Through tactile, intimate objects, bodily manifestations, and audience participation, I aim to make this inherent anxiety recognisable. I am drawn to the meditative quality of immersive, automatic, strenuous processes (casting, drawing, printmaking) and the catharsis that is found both in what I produce or interactions I encourage. This physicality is a powerful response to anxiety and doubt;  knotted shoulders, peach pits in palms and heartbeats embodying anchors. 

Norwich

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

September 2021, 'Uninhabited' solo show, OUTPOST studios, Norwich.

 

September 2019, 'I Could Be You', De Liceiras, Porto.

January 2019, ‘A Hard Place and A Rock’, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow.

 

November 2018, ‘Rooted’, Where People Sleep, Glasgow.

 

June 2018, ‘Degree Show’, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

 

February 2018, 'It Lies There, Quite Close', The Art School, Glasgow.

 

January 2018, 'Triathalon: Run', The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

 

October 2017, 'Sculptors Paint Too', The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

 

March 2017, 'To Let: A Collective', Rogart Street Campus, Glasgow.

 

May 2016, '25% Extra', Laurieston Arches, Glasgow.

 

May 2015, 'Going Going Gone', Leeds College of Art, Leeds.

RESIDENCIES

 

September 2021: Artist in Residence, OUTPOST, Norwich.

 

September 2019: Artist in Residence, DE LICEIRAS 18, Porto, Portugal.

August 2019: Artist in Residence, Caravanserai programme, Cambridge Art Works, Cambridge.

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

 

'Uninhabited' solo show review, Concrete, 2021: https://www.concrete-online.co.uk/outpost-presents-uninhabited-eleanor-rodwell/

 

Awarded ‘Top Story of 2018’, The Graduate Mag, 2019.

https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/arts/art-reviews-undergraduate-and-mfa-degree-shows-glasgow-school-of-art-1-4749216

'It Lies There, Quite Close' publication, Eleanor Rodwell, 2019.

Featured in ‘Peachfuzz' zine, Peaches Publishing, 2016.

MEMBERSHIP

OUTPOST member, Norwich.

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