2015 finalists / William Mackrell (Winner!)

Influenced by the myth of Sisyphus’s cyclical and futile attempts at trying, failing and trying again, Mackrell’s work uses repetitive strategies and accumulative endeavours to measure a sense of time and/or place. Using materials and mediums that allow the articulation of an idea in the clearest and most immediate way possible, he attempts to question his language as an unravelling process, and it is this itself which becomes the content of his work. 

Mackrell graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design  in 2005 and completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College in 2014. He has exhibited work across the UK and internationally and was selected for the 2014 Lichtenberg Studios Residency, Berlin, and 2013 Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna. 

www.williammackrell.com

Curriculum Vitae


Education

2014 | Goldsmiths College, University of London, MFA Fine Art
2005 | Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, BA Painting
2004 | Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts Budapest, Erasmus Exchange Program
2002 | Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, Foundation Diploma

Exhibitions

2015 | Performance, Fold Gallery, London, UK
2015 | I was a stranger and ye took me in, House of St. Barnabus, London, UK
2014 | Solo Exhibition, Copperfield Gallery Project Space, London, UK
2014 | Deux Chevaux Screening and discussion with Dr. Jo Melvin, Chelsea Theatre, London, UK
2014| The Trouble with Painting Today, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
2014 | N(l)ight, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2014 | Golden 15, International Emerging Artist Award, Media One Hotel, Dubai
2013 | Lullaby, Solo Show, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
2013 | Cover Up - Why Painting Now? Krinzinger Projekte Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU
2013 | The End…my old friend, Neues Probleme, Berlin, D
2013 | OVERT Exchange, APT Gallery, London, UK
2013 | Gains, Corbridge Studios, London, UK
2012 | FLOOR, Solo Show, Museum of Contemporary Art London, UK
2012 | Take Two, Solo Show, Arts Gallery, London, UK
2012 | Bursary Awards 2012, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2012 | Joint Ventures, Space in Between, London, UK
2012 | I HEART 3D, Christie”s, London, UK
2012 | SHOW OFF, Phillips de Pury, London, UK
2012 | Infinite Jest, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
2012 | Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, UK
2012 | Drawing on Ideas, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2012 | DIFC Art Night, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2011 | Over and over and over! Space in Between at Sluice Art Fair, London, UK
2011 | Inside Out, Phillips de Pury, London, UK
2011 | Works in Video, Space in Between, London, UK
2011 | The First Cut, RMIT Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne, AUS
2011 | The Explorers, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK
2011 | Colour LIGHT Time, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
2010 | Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, AUS
2010 | Where Beats This Human Heart Space In Between, London, UK
2010 | A Tender Cut, Fold Gallery, London,UK
2010 | The Middle of Nowhere: Objects and Actions in the Abyss Departure Gallery, London, UK

Awards and Residencies

2014 | Arts Council England, Deux Chevaux, London, UK
2014 | Lichtenberg Studios Residency, Berlin, D
2014 | Shortlisted: International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai
2013 | Spotlight Prize Andipa Gallery & Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2013 | Krinzinger Projekte Galerie Krinzinger, Residency, Vienna, AU
2012 | Emerging Artist Bursary Award Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK

Screenings & Performances

2014 | Deux Chevaux, Live Performance supported by Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea, UK
2014 | Soprano for route No.141, Art 14 Performance Program, London, UK
2014 | SimonWilliam.Repeat, Art Licks Weekend, London, UK
2014 | The Implausibility project, Slade School of Fine Art Research Space, London, UK
2012 | Artlicks Annual Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
2012 | Thrust Space in Between, London, UK
2012 | 1000 Candles, Dundee Contemporary Arts & Blue Skies Festival, Dundee, UK
2012 | Rolling our combined body weight in clay from our studio to the gallery, Christie’s London, UK
2012 | Band Practice, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2012 | Rolling our combined body weight in clay from our studio to the gallery, Arts Gallery London, UK
2011 | Take Two, Space in Between at Sluice Art Fair, London, UK
2011 | The difference between us, Gate House Live: Gate House Arts, Harlow, UK
2011 | Everything, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK