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Show RCA 2019

Chloë Louise Lawrence

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Major project:

Mad tired. I stand at work behind the till, I crank the overflowing rubbish from my hand into the stiff swing of the bin's open mouth, prised wide with its locked jaw. Stuffed, stuff stuffed repeatedly into the open mouth. Gargling on waste brimming at full capacity, used beyond its function. I feel you babes, I feel you.


  • Through the re-staging of domestic routines, my work has been an exploration of qualities that are inherent with print in regards to the repetitiveness of labour and the mass production of workaday materials. I have been reworking practices of hidden reproductive and emotional labour; considering the parallels that exist within the home and precarious contemporary service industry roles, and how this falls into class based ‘feminised work’. My repeated and direct interventions with found objects record moments, mimic and manipulate the textures of everyday life. There’s a conversation with fabric that threads through the work, as the displays of printed material are on endless rolls, and the imperfect seams of casted negative spaces are laid bare and are unhidden. Through this remaking, the objects fragility is exposed. Reproductions of domestic tools are produced again and again, until they are broken down and are stripped of any function.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, 2014
  • Experiences

  • Visiting tutor, Central Saint Martins, London, 2019; Visiting artist printmaking workshops, Arnold House School, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Bursting With Long Lasting', Intercession Gallery, Northampton, 2019; 'What A Relief', CGP Gallery, London, 2019; 'Sculpture Petting Zoo', Hockney Gallery, London, 2019; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; neo:ProofPrintExhibition/Exchange, neo:gallery 23, Bolton, 2018; 'Surface Tension', Bow Arts Studios: R.A.W Labs, London, 2018; 'Inside Job', Tate Modern, London, 2018; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; A Living Gallery: crossarts collective, Capstan House, London, 2017; neo:printprize, neo:gallery 23, Bolton, 2016; 'copeland collective', Art Licks Weekend, Copeland Park, London, 2016; River Waveney Sculpture Trail, Waveney Study Centre, Norfolk 2016; 'DROPPER', Norwich Playhouse, Norwich, 2016; 'HOTDESK', Open Art Spaces, Earls Court Art Hub, London, 2016; 'project pygmalion: crossarts collective', 47/49 Tanner Street, London, 2016; 'Emergency Meeting', Art Licks Weekend, Safehouse 2, London, 2015; 'FloatArt', Bargehouse: OXO Tower Wharf, London, 2014
  • Publications

  • 'There's No Such Thing As Boredom', Scaffold Gallery, 2018
  • Awards

  • Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize, shortlisted, 2019; neo:printprize, Great Art Award, 2016; Arnold House School Artist in Residence, shortlisted, 2016; FloatArt Graduate Award, shortlisted, 2014; Continuation Fund, Royal College of Art
  • Funding

  • Continuation Fund, Royal College of Art
Royal College of Art