About

Lois Wallace is a contemporary painter who trained at the Slade School of Art. She was awarded a finalist prize at the Columbia Threadneedle competition in 2018. Her work has been included in the Royal Academy summer exhibition 2017. 2016 and 2015, and she has exhibited at the Raab Gallery, Berlin since 2007.  Her work is in public and private collections in Europe, New Zealand, Miami and the UK. She was Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University until 2017.

 

Known for her paintings on copper she is drawn to places that are inspired by the sublime, the epic and the overwhelming. Her work is concerned with depicting movement and stillness, presence and absence. The paintings are derived from photographs taken in the landscape. While there is a strong photographic element they are not depictions of the photographs; but evolve through the process of painting to create a narrative that is beautiful, but at the same time unsettling. Working in oil on unprimed copper, this lustrous support glows through the layers of paint to create light and atmosphere. The connection with the history of painting through the use of traditional techniques is important, and her narratives develop this with contemporary critique.

 

Biography

EDUCATION

1977-80

Coventry Polytechnic B.A. Hons Fine Art 1st Class with Commendation in History of Art

1980-82

Slade School of Art, University College London, MFA

1982-83

Cheltenham Painting Fellowship, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design

1984-85

Birmingham Polytechnic, PGCE, Distinction

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018.     Columbia Threadneedle finalist prize

2017      Welbeck prize

2016      Tarpey Gallery prize

              Schott UK prize

2015      Ian Robinson prize

2002     Peel Holdings Award

1992      1st prize regional award Laing

1992      Laing National Award

1985      Louisa Ann Ryland Scholarship

 

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Columbia Threadneedle prize 2018, Mall Galleries, London  finalist prize

2017

Christmas Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery     

Holiday Raab Gallery, Berlin

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

Stimulus Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens and Menier Gallery, London

Art on a Postcard, Secret Auction, Unit London

Harley Art Gallery, Nottingham Prize winner

2016      

Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, London

Tarpey Gallery, Nottingham - Midlands Open Main Prize winner

This must be the place I never wanted to leave, Beep Wales International Painting Prize,

Swansea College of Art and Undegun Gallery, Wrexham 

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

Shenzhen International Biennial, Jinling Art Museum, China

Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall, Stafford, Prize winner

Coventry Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

2015        

Salon, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham 

Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, Soho Revue, London

International Painters, Raab Gallery, Berlin

London Group, The Cello Factory, London

Shenzhen International Biennial, Shenzhen Art Gallery, China

Summer Arts Prize, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London

Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London

2014         

Freedom of Travel, JRGallery, Berlin

Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Gallery, Prize winner

2013        

The Ultimate Picture, Raab Gallery, Berlin

Until it breaks, Article Gallery, Birmingham City University

2012          

Works on Paper, Raab Gallery, Berlin

2011          

Wald Forest, Raab Gallery, Berlin

2010          

Article Gallery Exhibition, Wallace, Hagen, Newman, Birmingham City University

125 Years Centenary Exhibition Article Gallery, Birmingham City University

Tusche u. Aquarell, Raab Gallery, Berlin

Birmingham Open Exhibition, Birmingham Art Gallery

Derby Open City Art Gallery

2009    

Weihnachtsausstellung, Raab Gallery, Berlin

Mixed media on paper, Raab Gallery, Berlin

Art London, Vertigo Gallery

Derby Open City Art Gallery

2008           

Art London, New York, Miami, Vertigo Gallery                  

Art Karlsruhe, Germany, Raab Gallery

2007          

Traum/Dream, Raab Gallery, Berlin

Transitions Solo Exhibition

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Terra Incognita, Parade, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham

2006            

Seeing Things Solo Exhibition Vertigo Gallery, London

Art London Vertigo Gallery, London

2005            

Art London Mark Jason Fine Art, London

All at once, together at the same time

Colony Gallery, Birmingham

Manchester Academy, Oldham Art Gallery

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

30 x 30 Vertigo Gallery, London

2004­-05      

Espacio/Space Museo Barjola, Gijon, Asturias Spain and

Midland Arts Centre Birmingham

2004            

Blur Mark Jason Fine Art, London, Gallery Artists Exhibition

AF/New York Mark Jason Fine Art, London

Gallery Artists Exhibition, Vertigo Gallery, London

Art London, Chelsea, Vertigo Gallery, London

Artfair Battersea, London. St. Pauls Gallery

BlowUp New Painting and Photoreality St. Pauls Gallery Birmingham

Flip Side St. Pauls Gallery Birmingham

2003             

Comme Ca Art Gallery Manchester

2002

British Airways Birmingham International Airport

2001              

Reispijn-Reislust Exhibition Amsterdam

rca secret Royal College of Art London

1998              

Printmakers Exhibition Stockport Art Gallery 

1997              

Absolute Secret Royal College of Art London

30 Years of Cheltenham Fellows Works on Paper, Pittville Gallery Cheltenham

1997-99         

Reading the Small Print The City Art Gallery,  Leicester Touring Exhibition

1996              

The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London

1995               

Beatrice Royal Art Gallery Hampshire

Laing Competition Salford Art Gallery and Mall Galleries London

1994               

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art London

Return to Beauty Roy Miles Gallery London

Hunting Art Prize Royal College of Art London

The Workshop Gallery Leicestershire

1993               

Hunting Art Prize Mall Galleries London and Victoria Art Gallery Bath

Laing Competition RBSA and Mall Galleries London

Shah Alam Art Gallery Malaysia

Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts China

1992               

The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London

Open Exhibition Herbert Art Gallery Coventry

Summer Exhibition The Alberti Gallery London

BP Oil Europe Brussels

Laing Competition Royal Birmingham Society of Arts,

Mall Galleries London, Regional and National Prize winner

The Bow House Gallery London

Young European Artists’ Selected Works BP Gallery Brussels

1991                 

British Art Month Roy Miles Gallery London

1990                

Solo Show Concourse Gallery,  Birmingham School of Art

1990-97          

Open Exhibition Manchester City Art Gallery

1989                

Fine Art Royal Birmingham Society of Arts

1983                

Solo Show Monks Hall Museum Salford

Fine Art Fellow’s Gloucestershire College of Art Cheltenham

1982                

Christies Inaugural Exhibition Christies London

Harrison McCann Agency London

Developments Herbert Art Gallery Coventry

Solo Show The Bartlett Gallery, University College London

1981                  

Stowells Trophy Royal Academy of Art

1980                

Ikon Gallery Birmingham

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013                

Postcard exhibition, BCU Birmingham

2012                

Paperworks, BCU Birmingham

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

BP Oil Europe Headquarters Brussels              

Kelso Consulting London

Birmingham City University

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Germany

Spain

New Zealand

Miami

UK