about

Lorraine Snape invites the viewer to catch a glimpse by revealing that which is unseen or hinted at; to highlight invisible forces and make concepts tangible.

Exploring performative artwork as construction, contraption or installation, Snape is fascinated with the materiality of things and conversely elusiveness itself. Subtle interventions create an illusion and evoke a sense of mysticism. The everydayness of found and reclaimed industrial and domestic objects, belie the event being played out and act as the perfect magician, misdirecting. The performer is both the machinery and the ethereal motion it provides.

CV
physical shows

022 01.07-31.10, Stone Lane Gardens Sculpture Exhibition and Ashburner Prize, Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 8JU

2022 07.07-18.07 Equal quantities of everything (curated by Lizzie Cardozo/Shop Front) The Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick E9

2022 22.06-26.06 Resurgence, We Are Bursting To Tell You, with AltMFA by kind invitation of Sweet ‘Art, The Art Bypass Gallery, 261a City Road, Hoxton EC1V

2022 21.05-27.05 Annotations Are Sometimes Presented In The Margins, supported by Meanwhile Space, Unit 4, Elephant Arcade, 50 London Road, London SE1

2022 26.02-30.04 WSP32 Winter Sculpture Park 2022, Gallery No.32, College Farm Cottages, Manor Way, Bexley DA5 3QG

2021 05.10-10.10 Revenge of the Real, RuptureXIBIT Gallery and Kate Howe Studios, 55 High St, Hampton Wick KT1

2021 18.09-21.09 Rally, Chelsea MAFA Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

2021 15.01-24.01 Grey Archives 2020, part of Yanjiao Biennial, Beijing, China POSTPONED http://www.yanjiaobiennial.com/index.html

2020 22.11-28.11 Calendar Mortal, Chinese Museum of Medical Sciences, TuoRen Health Industrial Park, Changyuan, Henan, China

2020 22.10 Curtain Call, The Shopfront 286, 286 Caledonian Road, London N1

2020 24.09 Calendar Mortal, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Oncology Department, Wangjing Hospital, Beijing, China

2020 01.09-05.09 Raw, The Shopfront 286, 286 Caledonian Road, London N1

2020 22.03-25.04 The Secret Is Out, Conway Hall, London WC1 POSTPONED

2020 26.02-29.03 Ashes to Passion, St Saviours Church, Pimlico, London SW1

2020 25.02-28.02 Mardi Gras Festival, Cookhouse Gallery & Chelsea College of Arts, Millbank, London SW1

2020 13.02-14.02 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Cookhouse Gallery, Millbank, London SW1

2019 12.12-20.12 Un1t, Triangle Space, Millbank, London SW1

2019 05.12-06.12 Side Bar, Cookhouse Gallery, Millbank, London SW1

2019 16.10 Bureau de Change, International Festival, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

2019 08.10-11.10 Off Site, Tate Britain, Millbank, and surrounding area, London SW1

2019 02.10-03.10 Departure Lounge, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

2019 30.05-31.05 Plosives, Guest Projects, London E8

residencies

2022 20.06-26.06 The Art Bypass Gallery with AltMFA by kind invitation of Sweet’Art, London EC1V

2022 20.05-27.05 Elephant Arcade supported by Meanwhile Space, London SE1

2020 20.09 Waiting Residency

2019 24.05-01.06 Guest Projects, London E8

projects

2020 05.11 TV Gallery, television channel gallery via Roku set-top box, most of the world

2020 31.03-09.06 Toilet Press Releases, Gallery at home, Pimlico, London SW1

online shows

2021 09.07-10.08 Relay #3, https://www.instagram.com/relay/

2020 15.12 Constructing Landscapes; Building Worlds, Late at Tate Britain Online in response to Turner’s Modern World exhibition https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/online-event/late/late-tate-britain-online

2020 08.10 Off Kilter, Graduate Showcase, UAL https://graduateshowcase.arts.ac.uk/staged/projects/6323/cover?guid=bc0ba379-f29a-4b76-b627-557a419cb53c

Calendar Mortal, Healing Through Art https://happydy.wixsite.com/healingthroughart

2020 24.09 Calendar Mortal, Healing Through Art https://happydy.wixsite.com/healingthroughart

2020 05.09 Cognitive Contagion, Ben Woodeson curatorial project, Ideas that are art communicated through the use of words presented on social media. Instagram @cognitivecontagion

2020 29.06 Don’t Rain On My Parade (Pride 2020), Extraordinary Times

2020 21.05 She said what? MS Teams Performance

2020 13.04 [un]COMFORT ZONE https://soooup.wixsite.com/comfortzone

curation

2022 21.05-27.05 Annotations Are Sometimes Presented In The Margins, supported by Meanwhile Space, Unit 4, Elephant Arcade, 50 London Road, London SE1

2021 18.09-21.09 Rally, Chelsea combined 19/20 and 20/21 MA Fine Art Graduate Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

2020 15.12 Constructing Landscapes; Building Worlds, Late at Tate Britain online, in response to Turner’s Modern World exhibition https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/online-event/late/late-tate-britain-online

2020 07 Congregate, Late at Tate Britain, in response to Heather Philipson Duveen Commission, Tate Britain, London SW1 POSTPONED

2020 22.03 Festival of Alternative Arts, alternative art school symposium, Conway Hall, London WC1 POSTPONED

2020 25.02-28.02 Mardi Gras Festival, Cookhouse Gallery and Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1 https://artschaplaincy.net/projects/chelsea-mardi-gras/

2019 27.05 & 30.05-31.05 Plosives AltMFA social dinner and exhibition at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, Andrews Road, London E8 https://www.guestprojects.com/BlogDetail/ArtMID/521/ArticleID/10/PLOSIVES

teaching

2021 27.09-30.09 Associate Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

2020 11.10-09.12 Associate Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London SW1

collections

2022 01.03 True. House curated by Inhouse Art, True Global, 29 Buckingham Gate, London SW1

press

2022 07.04 Build Hollywood, Adrian Burnham https://www.buildhollywood.co.uk/features/expect-the-unexpected-as-contemporary-sculpture-comes-to-bexley/