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Lives and works in Manchester.

2000

Born in Banbury, England.

2019

University of Arts London Foundation Degree.

2022

BA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art.

2023

Currently studying MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art.

About:

My work is a response to my lived experience with a chronic illness. My practice acts as personal therapy; helping me to deal with my condition as it changes and develops. It also allows me to share my private encounters with health care practitioners and highlight the more humorous aspects of my experiences. In my varied and diverse approaches to making art—such as animatronics, interactive sculpture and installation—my intention is to catalyse discussion about the wider social and cultural issues surrounding disability and illnesses. In turn contributing to the normalising of disabled bodies within our society and the breaking down of stigmas and bias. 

 

I’m currently studying MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. Having been selected for the work shown in my BA degree show at MSoA, I was awarded the Castlefield Gallery Mentee Prize and now receive professional mentoring from them. 

Current and upcoming exhibitions:

GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield, opens 27th October - 19th November 2023.

Short Supply x Ellsquared MADE IT 2023, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, opens 15th September - 6th October. 

 

Manchester School of Art MA Degree Show, Manchester, opens 21st September - 1st October 2023. 

Past exhibitions, publications and prizes:

K- House Open Call Exhibition at 70 Oxford street, Manchester, opened 22nd June - 30th June 2023.

Sponsored Castlefield Gallery Associate membership, funded by the Haworth Trust and Manchester City Council, May 2023.

Comme Ca Art x AWOL Studios Open Call Exhibition, Manchester, opened 18th May - 24th June 2023.

D31 Art Prize 2023 Online Exhibition, opened 22nd April.

Above and Below the Holocaust Landscape for LDHP, opened March 2023.

Castlefield Gallery Mentee Prize, June 2022.

Holden Gallery: Curated Degree Show, Manchester, opened June 2022.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show: Falling Into Place, Manchester, opened June 2022.

HOME in collaboration with Jack Arts billboards, Manchester, opened June 2022.

Made It 2022 at HOME, Manchester, opened May 2022.

Frontier Magazine, published May 2022.

Link Gallery MSoA: Video Link, Manchester, opened February 2022.

Culture Soup Zine, published April 2021.

Art & Audience Group Exhibition, Manchester, opened April 2021.

Contact:

Kelan Andrews
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