ANDREA GREGSON
Recent works continue to explore the evolution of manmade objects and their constructed
environments. Formally, the works are a series of wood boxes that loom from the ground
on tall legs with complex miniature interiors weaving functions, events and stories together.
The contents and ideas for each room are a complex set of narratives taken from real life
places both domestic and institutional, however they are hybrid in the sense they merge
the imaginary with the real. Headspace is a white upholstered corridor surrounds a
collection of white ceramic forms reminiscent of sterile medical vessels used for cleansing,
bathing, collecting bodily fluids. Displayed inside an elongated box, these handmade
objects, paradoxically juxtapose the sinister with the seductive, by their placement in this
subliminal contemporary interior space. Since the miniature space is physically out of
bounds, I am interested in their transformative effect on the viewer, from miniature set to
psychological trigger of places once remembered, or the imagined experience. As the
viewer navigates the interior by peeping through the various viewpoints, the spatial
awareness of the room becomes understood through the visual sense rather than a
physical experience of entry.
Education
1997 - 98     Manchester Metropolitan University:   MA Fine Art
1995 - 97     Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland: Postgraduate Fellowship
1987 - 90     Bretton Hall College, W. Yorkshire:  BA (Hons) Fine Art  

Individual Exhibitions
2003     HIDDEN MUSEUM, Guildhall, Windsor
2002     IN LOVING MEMORY, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University
2001     CHAPEL HILL, St. Peter’s Church, Heysham
2000     SLEEP, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.
2000     DEVOUR, Red Gallery, Hull.
1996     BEYOND WORDS… Moje Archiwum, Koszalin, Poland.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006     THE MINIATURE WORLDS SHOW, Jerwood Space, London (co-curator/artist)
2006     REPATRIATING THE ARK, Museum of Garden History, London.
2005     EPHEMERAL CITIES - DEPTFORD X, Deptford, London
2005     TRANSFORMED SPACE, Gallery XX1, Warsaw, Poland
2005     JERWOOD SCULPTURE PRIZE,  Jerwood Space, London
2005     HEADROOM, Blythe Gallery, Imperial College London
2004     LOST & FOUND, Chambers Gallery, London
2002     INSHORE ALCHEMY, Installation at Fleetwood Museum
2001     BURSARIES 00/01, Royal Soc. of British Sculptors Gallery, London
2001     CORPUS, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
2001     A HULL FAVOUR, Hart, Hull.
2000     WATERSCAPES,  Oldham Art Gallery
2000     4 CORNERS, Becky Shaw, Sue Leask, Steff Corbellli, Static Gallery,  Liverpool.
1999     WATER WAYS, Clarence Dock, Leeds.
1997     CONSUME, Tonia Rees at Galeria Dzialan , Warsaw, Poland.
1999     ILLUMINATION, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool.
1999     THERE IS NO SEXUAL RELATION, Centre for Freudian Research &  Analysis, London.
1998     IN TRANSIT, Chelsea  Arts Building, New York.

Symposiums / Exchanges / Residencies
2001    Artist in Residence, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham (3 months).
2001   CYFUNIAD, Triangle International Arts Workshop, Wales (2 weeks)
1997   FOR SALE, ‘International Art Symposium, Borne Sulinowo, Poland.
1996   PIONEERS, during ‘Internat. Arts Symposium’, Borne Sulinowo, Poland.
1995   12 MOMENTS, during ‘Irish Days 3’, Baltic Arts Centre, Poland.
1994   TREFFEN – Exchange exhibition at Gedokhaus, Lubeck, Germany
1993   INTERNATIONAL STONE SYMPOSIUM, Poland
1993  ORTSWECHSEL – Exchange exhibition at Castle Wiligrad, Schwerin, Germany.

Grants / Awards
2006 - 2004    Research funding from UCCA Farnham
2006    Individual Artist Grant, ACE London.
2001    Arts Council Award - Residency at St. Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham.
1997     British Academy Bursary for MA Fine Art Course.
1993     Richard Mills Travel Fellowship to Poland - The Princes Trust.

Lecturing Posts
2004 Senior Lecturer in BA Fine Art Sculpture (0.5) at UCCA, Farnham.
1999 - 2004 Lecturer in BA Fine Art Sculpture at Wirral Metropolitan College
2001 - 2002 Part time lecturer in Fine Art at University Of Derby

Reviews
2006  London Metro News, Fisun Guner, 17th August  / The Big Issue, Martin Coomer, 28 Aug- 3 Sept /     Vogue, Small Is Beautiful,
Charlotte Sinclair, Sept / The Independent on Sunday, Christopher Stocks, 13th Aug /
Obieg, Grzegorz Borkowski, Sept  /  New York Arts Magazine, Slawec Marzec, Oct /
Gazeta Wyborcza, Sept/ Rzeczpospolita, Monika Malkowska, Sept.
2005 The Times, J.R.Taylor, 9 Mar / Independent On Sunday, Charles Darwent, 10 Apr /
London Metro News, Fisun Guner, 7 Apr  / The Independent, Louise Jury, 20 Apr /
The Independent, Thomas Sutcliffe, 22 Apr / AN Magazine Apr.
2001 The Guardian Guide, Robert Clarke, 1th Aug.  
2000 AN Magazine, Nov issue / Zycie Warszawa, 7 Aug / Gazeta Wyborcza, 7 Aug /
Rzeczpospolita, Monika Malkowska, 8 Aug.