The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to present an exhibition with new works by Fiona Rae (b. 1963).
A catalog with a conversation between Fiona Rae and Dan Perfect will accompany the exhibition.
Fiona Rae’s oeuvre is distinguished by a complex, powerfully expressive, and highly individual visual language. Her works are at once captivating and perplexing. They are like a net in which the surplus of our visual and material culture is caught. “It’s all transformed and transmuted and transgressed and translated; things don’t stay exactly as I find them, my source material undergoes changes.”1
Floral patterns and cute little animals are countered with powerful, abstract brushstrokes. Expressionist gestures are found next to delicate, graphic ramifications or graphic forms. Fiona Rae integrates these different pictorial elements into her painting in order to expand once again the possibilities of abstraction and of painting in general in her own visual language. New features of the paintings in this exhibition include some of the evocative and poetic captions on the surface of the paintings. They extend the levels of image and meaning, yet because of the virtuoso complexity of the compositions they are able to escape any unambiguous classification.
Fiona Rae’s works have been shown in museums and galleries internationally, including the Hayward Gallery, London; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art; and Tate Britain. Solo exhibitions have been presented by the Kunsthalle Basel, das ICA London, and the Carré d’Art—Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes. Fiona Rae was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2002.
For additional information about the artist or for photographs of the works, please feel free to contact the gallery at any time. The catalog can be ordered from the gallery.
1 A conversation between Fiona Rae and Dan Perfect in Fiona Rae’s studio, London, January 2011.
Born 1963 in Hong Kong. Lives and works in London.
|1983-84||Croydon College of Art, London, UK|
|1984-87||Goldsmiths College, London, UK|
|2018||Royal Mail Stamp Design Commission for the 250th anniversary of Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK|
|2017||Curator of Invited Room, The 249th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK|
|2015||Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths, London, UK|
|2011-15||Professor of Painting for the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK|
|2011-13||Tate Members’ Artist Commission, London, UK|
|2010||Curator of Invited Room, The 242nd Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK|
|2007||Shortlisted for the Charles Wollaston Award, The 239th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK|
|2005-09||Appointed Tate Artist Trustee, London, UK|
|2005||Master Artist in Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA|
|2003||BBC Art Site Installations Commissions, BBC Broadcasting House Public Art Program, London, UK|
|2002-05||Tate Modern Restaurant Commission, London, UK|
Elected to Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Shortlisted for the Eliette von Karajan Prize for Young Painters, Austria
|1991||Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK|
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Arts Council England, UK
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
British Council, UK
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Carré d’Art - Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d'Île-de-France, France
Fundación Barrié, A Coruña, Spain
Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain
Government Art Collection, UK
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Jerwood Collection, London, UK
Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds, UK
Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, France
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Portugal
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
Tate Collection, UK
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Warwick University Art Collection, UK