Approved: 17.08.2021

Lucy Crouch

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 17.08.2021

The concept of drawing is the subject of my work, focusing on the crucial role of materiality within an essential language of drawing. My current work uses graphite as both mark-making tool and as a material for the physical structure, allowing the qualities of the material to determine the form of the work. 

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Artist Statement

The concept of drawing is the subject of my work, focusing on the crucial role of materiality within an essential language of drawing. My current work uses graphite as both mark-making tool and as a material for the physical structure, allowing the qualities of the material to determine the form of the work. 

My research stems from an explorative play with materials, and is supported by an active engagement with the intersection of New Materialism and drawing. I am interested in how the drawn gesture is embedded within material spatial objects, the material becoming activated through its density of weight and mark, or delicate gossamer thinness. The sculptural forms sit between muteness and clamour, interacting with the architecture of the space they are sited within. I aim to focus on the doing of material to explore the shifting physicality of drawing as an art practice. 

CV & Education

Education

2021 - 2025 - PhD Candidate Fine Art, University of Leeds (AHRC WRoCAH Scholarship)

2020 Leeds City College – Level 3 Award in Education and Training

2019 University of Leeds – MA Fine Art, Distinction

2010 Chelsea College of Art & Design – BA Fine Art, First Class Honours

2007 Leeds College of Art & Design – Foundation Diploma Art & Design

Group exhibitions

Tracks and Traces, Air Gallery, Online exhibition / 2021

Drawing Beyond Itself, Air Gallery, Altrincham / 2020

Becoming After - MA Show, FAHACS, University of Leeds / 2019

Fully Awake, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh / 2019

Origin, Yorkshire Hub, Leeds / 2019

Ones to Watch, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley / 2019

What is to come of this, Yorkshire House, Leeds / 2019

VOID SETUP (){ VOID DRAW(){, University of Leeds, Leeds / 2018

[dis]junction, FAHACS Project Space, University of Leeds, Leeds / 2018

Editions, The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds / 2017

Paired Apart, Aire Place Studios, Leeds / 2016

Member’s Exhibition, Bank St. Arts, Sheffield / 2015

Summer Exhibition, Pressed, Ottawa, Canada / 2014

Hoard: Towards an Archaeology of the Artists Mind, 3 City West, Leeds / 2013

Postscript, Redbrook Business Park, Barnsley / 2013

Linear Progressions, Shine, Harehills, Leeds / 2012

Interior Lightning, Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield / 2011

Ex 2010, Leeds College of Art and Design, Vernon St, Leeds/ 2010

Chelsea College of Art and Design Degree Show 2010, London / 2010

Xhibit 2010, The Gallery at LCC, London/ 2010

Chateau D’if, Shoreditch Town Hall, London / 2009

Monumental Masons, 17 Osborn St, London / 2009

Interim, Leeds College of Art and Design, Vernon St, Leeds / 2009

 

Solo exhibition

New Work: An Exhibition of Recent Drawing, Westgate Studios Project Space, Wakefield / 2011

 

Commissions

International Lighthouse Relay, Folkestone Fringe / 2011