Chloe Stead West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I am a visual artist based in Leeds, producing sculptures and installations predominantly from found objects and natural materials. In my practice I am interested in exploring human relationships to nonhuman ‘others’, namely animals, machines, and the environment, particularly in a time of climate change.

Inspired by assemblages, my work is often dictated by materials. My practice involves responding to the materials, while leaving much of the outcome of the work to chance. I am drawn to using objects with signs of history, such as the fly-tipped kitchenware seen in my installation 'Woman n Ome', as well as unpredictable objects, such as rubber bands weighed down with bricks in jute sacks, seen in 'Interface 2'. I'm interested in experiencing my practice as a collaborative and experimental process with the materials themselves, a process where I am continually surprised by the outcomes.

I am a recent graduate from the Leeds City College University Centre, graduating with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Art Enterprise in 2018. In December 2018 I returned to the University Centre as an Artist in Residence. I completed the residency in May 2019, following a solo exhibition titled ‘Matter Matter Interface’, which was a culmination of work I had produced over the course of the residency, alongside an exhibition I curated, titled ‘Dualism’, bringing together a group of 16 artists exploring the idea of duality in their practice.

I have previously been involved in group shows in Leeds such as Fem Fest (2017), Hue (2018), and All of the World is a Stage (2019). Between December 2017 and June 2018 I was involved with the Jamhed's collective based in Armley. In April 2018 I was also involved in a commissioned project with London based start-up beauty brand Ainsel, in which I produced an installation responding to the idea of 'mass-production' for their pop-up shop in Shoreditch.

Artwork

Rubbish in Wax, 2018

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My Art's Rubbish, 2017

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Womb, 2017

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Girlzilla, 2016

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The Anthropocene , Clay, 2018

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Interface 1, Fabric, 2019

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Interface 2, Rubber, Brick, Wood, Jute, 2019

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Interface 5, Jute, Bamboo, 2019

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Interface 6, Cotton, Coal, 2019

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Previous projects

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All of the World is a Stage

28/03/2019

This was a group show my work 'The Anthropocene' was featured in, alongside my first debut of a piece of work I had produced as part of the residency with the Leeds City College University Centre, prior to showing it in my solo show Matter Matter Interface a month later.

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Matter Matter Interface

15/04/2019 to 05/05/2019

Matter Matter Interface was a solo exhibition of the work I had produced as part of my residency with the Leeds City College University Centre. The work in this exhibition blurred the lines between internal/external, and self/other, through the materials interactions with one another, as well as their interactions with external forces such as...

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Dualism

15/04/2019 to 05/05/2019

Dualism was a culmination of work by a group of 16 artists responding to the idea of 'duality' in their practice. I curated the show as part of the residency with the Leeds City College University Centre

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