Consuelo Simpson

Artist-Maker

PROFILE

Consuelo’s work is a response to a daily circular walk across the landscape close to her home. The ideas emerge through walking and looking.

As she follows an intimately known path and develop a deeper relationship with this particular place, she is mindful of the changes wrought by the human presence, perpetually shaping and reforming the landscape.

Once in the studio, the focus is on paring down to distil evocations punctuated by the cadence of paths well trodden.  There is a somatic and mental engagement with the making of the work. The methods of assembly are often visible and rightfully part of the structure.  Different elements may be combined, alluding sometimes to past purposes and sometimes to an imagined future.  The materials and the construction are as much part of the meaning as the work itself.

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Hoxton Arches, London
Jakbox Studio, London
Surrey Artists Open Studios
Hampshire Open Studios

NEC Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show
Art Van Go, The Studios, Knebworth, SG3 6AN

2015

Hoxton Arches, London
Hampshire Open Studios
Bracknell Gallery, Southill Park
Winchester City Museum, 10days Winchester

2014

Knitting and Stitching Shows (London, Dublin & Harrogate) with Prism
Mall Galleries with Prism
Southill Park Bracknell Galleries with Wey Valley Workshop
Surrey Artists Open Studios
NEC and ExCel (Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Shows) with Gathered Memories

2013

Surrey Artists Open Studios
NEC and ExCel (Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Shows) with Eastleigh College
Festival of Crafts with Maltings Makers, Farnham Maltings

2012

Festival of Crafts with Maltings Makers, Farnham Maltings
Haslemere Museum with Wey Valley Workshop

QUALIFICATIONS

BA Fine Art, University of Chichester (1st Class), 2016

FdA in Stitched Textiles, Eastleigh College validated by University of Winchester (Distinction), 2012

City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Stitched Textiles (Distinction), 2005

City & Guilds Parts I & II Embroidery, 2001

MEMBERSHIPS

Prism

Society of Designer Craftsmen (licentiate)

CONTACT

e: simpson.consuelo@gmail.com
w: consuelosimpson.com
t: @SimpsonConsuelo