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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Lex Shute

Show RCA work

  • Degree Show Installation

    Degree Show Installation, 2019
    Oil on canvas, concrete, glass, geodes, steel, lead, copper foil, solder, silver acrylic, window film
    Various dimensions

  • Turbulent Attic Circus

    Turbulent Attic Circus, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    126x144cm in 3 parts

  • Aerial Winding Potboiler

    Aerial Winding Potboiler, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    150x124cm in 5 parts

  • Energy Radiator

    Energy Radiator, 2018-19
    Glass, lead, steel,
    184x69x36cm on silver acrylic topped concrete base, variable dimensions

  • Ocular Devices (Umbra & Lyserg)

    Ocular Devices (Umbra & Lyserg), 2019
    Glass, geodes, lead, copper foil, solder, concrete
    Variable dimensions

  • Radar Reflector

    Radar Reflector, 2018-9
    Glass, lead, concrete

  • Ocular Device (Absinthe)

    Ocular Device (Absinthe), 2019
    Glass, copper foil, solder

  • Ocular Device (Equinoct)

    Ocular Device (Equinoct), 2018
    Geodes, lead

  • Degree Show Installation

    Degree Show Installation, 2019
    Concrete, glass, geodes, steel, lead, copper foil, solder, silver acrylic, window film
    Various dimensions

Major project:

Pavlov's Dog to Schrödinger's Cat

Fake glass orbit. Solar wires slip. Letter transmitter noise. Radio case exosphere. Fevered static map. Tin swarm construct. Parapet air shard. Drive curtain spores. Ancient drone arrows. Chemical snake trail. Shrinking witch-hunt spits. Spinning talons tactic. Agaric file trigger. Handler pox dose. Sub pill gaze. Fungal play anecdote. Cell subtext voyager. Humming host intel. Empty volts horizon.


  • Previous degrees

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2007; Certificate in Higher Education & National Diploma in Fine Art, University of the West of England, 1995-1998; BA (Hons) Sociology, University of Greenwich, London, 1994
  • Experiences

  • Curatorial & Administrative Assistant, Zeitgeist Arts Projects, 2014-2015; Project Manager & Freelance Art Worker, Aardman Animations, Arthur Cox Ltd, BBC, HTV, 1998-2006; PA to Director, Timeslice Films, 2002; Art Director, Project Manager & Animator, Available Light Productions, 2000-2002; Designer, 4:2:2 Videographics, 1999-2000; Model Maker & Set Builder, Bolex Brothers, 1998-1999
  • Exhibitions

  • 'A Raw Garden', Fitzrovia Gallery, London, 2019; 'Crossroad', Hoxton 253 Project Space, London, 2019; 'Width of Circle', Titan House, Stourbridge, 2018; 'Telling Tales', Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2016; 'Multiple Choices', Simmons & Simmons, London, 2016; 'HYG Editions', Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2016; 'Paint Her To Your Own Mind', Shandy Hall Gallery, Yorkshire, 2016; 'Counter_Fitters', Geddes Gallery, London, 2016; 'Bells From The Deep', Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2015; 'Rites of Passage', Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Spain, 2015; 'Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition', ASC Bond House Gallery, London, 2015; 'Of Truth of Clouds' (Solo show), South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire, 2013; 'Wider Than A Postcard', Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, USA, 2013; 'National Open Art Competition', Princes Foundation Gallery, London, 2012; '160th Open Exhibition', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2012; 'Space//Form', Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, USA, 2012; 'Westworld', Xero, Kline & Comma Gallery, London, 2012; 'Young Masters', Rupert Cavendish Fine Art, London, 2012; 'Woolgather Art Prize', Cross York Street, Leeds, 2012; 'Rising Stars Art Prize', New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, 2012; 'Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize', Mall Galleries, London, 2012; 'London Art Fair', Opus Gallery, London, 2012; 'Young Masters @ Sphinx', Sphinx Gallery, London, 2011; 'Future Proof' (Solo show), Opus Gallery, Newcastle, 2011; 'Heartlands', Downstairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Hereford, 2011; '11:11', East Gallery London, 2011; 'Making It, Faking It', New Orleans House Gallery, London, 2010; 'Scope', Opus Gallery, New York, USA, 2010; 'Art Miami Beach', Opus Gallery, Miami, USA, 2009; 'Visions of Desire', Galeria Espacio, Valencia, Spain, 2009; 'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy, London, 2009; 'Scope', Opus Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 2009; 'Bridge', Opus Gallery, New York, USA, 2009; 'Drawing with Dolphins', Crimes Town Gallery, London, 2009; 'Contemporary Painters', Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2009; 'Kounter Kulture', Opus Gallery @ Truman Brewery, London, 2008; 'Cafe Gallery Projects Annual Open', Cafe Gallery Projects, London, 2008; 'Pastoral Sliders', Guerrilla Gallery & Brompton Design Project, London, 2007; 'Salon 07 - Best of London's Post Graduates', Salon Gallery, London, 2007; 'Free Association', Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, 2007
  • Publications

  • In Search Of An Author, ArtCircus Books, 2016
  • Awards

  • Woolgather Art Prize (Third Prize), 2013; Royal Television Society Award (Team Award for ‘Way With Words’ website), Available Light, Bristol, 2002; BAFTA for Online Learning (Team Award for ‘Grid Club’ website), Available Light, Bristol, 2001
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