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Gillian Carnegie

British, b. 1971

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Gillian Carnegie

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British, b. 1971

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140
Biography

Gillian Carnegie was a relative unknown when she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2005. Her tiny canvases—featuring dreamy images of forest and flowers, or intimate images of her own posterior, seen from different angles and in various lighting conditions and matter-of-factly cut off at the thighs and waist—immediately made a stir, with some questioning the artist’s “fusty” subject matter. Supporters however, noted the artist’s masterful treatment of paint and the textural variety, from heavy impasto to thin washes, matte and glossy finishes, that spark a rich dialogue about the act of constructing images from paint. Carnegie’s style and subject matter are constantly evolving as she experiments with techniques that push her practice into areas where she feels insecure.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Tate Britain, and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Tate Triennial
Biography

Gillian Carnegie was a relative unknown when she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2005. Her tiny canvases—featuring dreamy images of forest and flowers, or intimate images of her own posterior, seen from different angles and in various lighting conditions and matter-of-factly cut off at the thighs and waist—immediately made a stir, with some questioning the artist’s “fusty” subject matter. Supporters however, noted the artist’s masterful treatment of paint and the textural variety, from heavy impasto to thin washes, matte and glossy finishes, that spark a rich dialogue about the act of constructing images from paint. Carnegie’s style and subject matter are constantly evolving as she experiments with techniques that push her practice into areas where she feels insecure.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Britain, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Tate Triennial