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Holly Reed

MA work

Selfie and The Self

Im interested in the depiction and positioning of women in relation to the inner and outer perspectives and pressures of todays contemporary western society and culture. The status of women where they don't even function as bodies anymore but confused and confusing objects. Present in the work are themes surrounding the male gaze, selfie culture and curation of self.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Painting, 2018

  • In the age of the selfie my practice questions the internal psyche’s experience juxtaposed against the contemporary and historic glamourisation and sexualisation of the human form. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, London Metropolitan University, 2012; Foundation Degree, Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, 2009
  • Experience

  • Artist Educator, freelance, London, 2017-2018; Project Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2015-2017; Young Peoples Programmes, Project Administrator, Tate Britain and Modern, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; WIP, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; And all that, Under the Arches, Sydney, 2017; Gracious, Spectrum 8, London, 2016; Foundling, Podium Arts, London, 2015; All the Provocateur, Touring, 2014; Exhibit, Under the Arches, 2014; Degree Show, Sir John Cass Degree Show, London, 2012