CONTACT & CV

Wendy McLean is an artist living and working in London

Contact: wendyannemclean@yahoo.co.uk

EDUCATION

2009 – 2011 MA Painting | Royal College of Art, London.

2005 – 2008 BA Fine Art Theory and Practice | London Metropolitan University, First Class.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

PAST

2020
The Continuous Image | Linda Hemmersbach | Nicholas John Jones | Wendy McLean | Matthew Musgrave | Tim Renshaw | Sharon Swaine | Oceans Apart,  Salford

2019
A Hand Stuffed Mattress | David Auborn | Matt Bray | Julie Caves | Andrew Graves | Terry Greene | Rupert Hartley | David Leaperman | Paula MacArthur | Mathew Macaulay | Wendy McLean | Sarah McNulty | Joe Packer |Ruth Philo | Mary Ramsden | Dan Roach | Paul Rosenbloom | David Brian Smith | Gwennnan Thomas | Julia Warr | Sarah Woodburn | Terrace Gallery, Leyton, London

A Riotous Assembly | 4th September – 28th October 2019 , PV 11th September| Laine Tomkinson | Lois Gardner Sabet |John Rimmer |Stuart Reid | Wendy McLean | David Manley | Liza Lee Jowsey | Gordon Dalton | Curated by David Manley | Déda, Derby

2018
Winter fundraiser | Glass Cloud Gallery | Tin Cafe, Hackney, London

Two person exhibition with Sandra Lane | Square Art Projects | Swab Art Fair, Barcelona

Out of Bounds – beyond the walls of the art school | Taniya Dharani | Rachel Garfield |Tina Jenkins | Jay Karadia |Wendy McLean | Katy Pike | Bea Ridge and Ollie Sandford | Curated by Simone Hesselberg | The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

The Value of LivelinessSophie Giller |Wendy McLean | Francesca Mollett |Matthew Musgrave | Curated by Francesca Mollett and Anaïs Lerendu | White Crypt, London

2017
The Painting That Licked Itself | Aidan O’Sullivan | Avis Underwood | Grant Foster | Kate Groobey | Wendy McLean | Gavin Toye | Nick Pankhurst | Simon Foxall | Andi Magenheimer| Gallery 64a, Whitstable, Kent

Paper Cuts | Kristian Day | Tripp Gallery, London.

Spoil Heap | Wiltshire Museum Devizes (Field School Residency Project between Departments of Art and Archaeology, University of Reading)

Felix Baudenbacher | Karl Bielik | Neill Clements | Benjamin Deakin | Wendy McLean | Charley Peters | Marion Piper | Leon Pozniakow | Alexandra Roussopoulos | Nina Royle | Lucy Smallbone | Jack Sutherland | curated by Glass Cloud Gallery at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, London

2016
Pipe Dream | Peter Abrahams | Amy Albright | Caterina Lewis | Anna Lytridou | Onya McCausland | Wendy McLean | Julian Wakelin | The Lantern Gallery, University of Worcester

2015
Summer Mix | Jessie Brown | Rose Davey | Carlos David | Dan Davis | Matthew Draper | Stuart Elliot | Louise Evans | James Fisher | Kirsten Glass | Kate Groobey | Lewis Henderson | Sam Herbert | Günther Herbst | Reece Jones | Richard Kiran | Hannah Knox | Rachel Levitas | Wendy McLean | Mali Morris | Andy Parkinson | Katie Pratt | Dan Roach | David Ryan | Kate Shepherd | Marianne Shorten | Damian Taylor | Alaena Turner | Joan Waltemath | Simon Willems | Mela Yerka | Neil Zakiewicz | Turps Gallery, London.

Hoy, Hoy, Hoy | Organised and curated by Aidan O’Sullivan with Chris Coombes | Mathis Gasser | Ezra Gray| Wendy McLean | Aidan O’Sullivan | Nick Pankhurst | Gavin Toye | Avis Underwood | Nadia Visram | Peter Walsh | Demelza Watts | Issy Wood | Film Shop, London

So Many Constellations Curated by Linda Hemmersbach with Nicholas John Jones | Vincent Hawkins | Sharon Swaine | Emma Puntis | Linda Hemmersbach | Hannah Luxton | Wendy McLean | Laura Smith | Mayor’s Parlour Gallery, London

Painting About Painting Curated by David Stone with Hurvin Anderson | Jacopo Dal Bello | Peter Davies | Mark Francis | Bernard Frize | Neil Gall | Alexis Harding | Gary Hume | Callum Innes | Danny Ralph | Alice Browne | Andrea Büttner | Maria Chevska | Dexter Dalwood | Katherine Ellis | Nick Goss | Alex Gough | Mike Graham | Mouez Hamdi | Lewis Hammond | Andrew Hewish | Robert Holyhead | Nicholas John Jones | Ian Kiaer | Wendy McLean | Andrea Medesi-Jones | Matthew Musgrave | Aimée Parrott | Neal Rock | Joel Wyllie | Toby Ziegler | Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, London

2014
Holiday | Chris Coombs | Rose Gibbs | Wendy McLean | Aidan O’Sullivan | Nicholas Pankhurst | Horse Pussies | Gavin Toye | Avis Underwood | Nadia Visram | Peter Walsh | The Glass Door, Politi Arts Building, London

Painted Horizons | Jonathan Joubert| Iwan Lewis | Wendy McLean | Emily Mould | Matthew Musgrave | Michele Tocca | Freyja Wright |
Maggs Bros, London

2013
Painting Show and Performances | Phillip Allen | Frank Ammerlaan | Lucy Boyle | Benjamin Brett | Vittorio Brodmann | Cristina Cojanu | Charlotte Delvetter | Freya Douglas-Morris | Grant Foster | Simon Foxall | Sabrina Frisch | Mathis Gasser | Nelly Haliti | Dido Hallett | Julia Hayes | Milli Jannides | Vivian Kasel | Frank Kent | Katrin Koskaru | Gabriel Lima | Daniel Lipp | George Little | Simon Mathers | Wendy McLean | Matthew Musgrave | France-Lise McGurn | Ben Newton | Nick Nowicki | Nicholas Pankhurst | Jon Pilkington | Glen Pudvine | Neil Raitt | Emanuel Ross | Max Ruf | Sven Sachsalber | Lukas Schmenger | Joshua Sex | Zoé de Soumagnat | Tobias Teschner | Tyra Tingleff | Sanja Todorovic | Kate Warner | Freyja Wright | Thomas Yeomans | Urban Zellweger | Tim Zercie | Lian Zhang | Winter Projects, Elephant & Castle, London

Mise-en-Scene  with Aglaé Bassens | Toni Batey | Gwen Bajon | Katrina Beales |Bree Croon | Julia Hayes | Jade Heritage | Denise Hickey | James Hock | Daniel Kelly | Wendy McLean | Erifili Mission | Clare Mitten | Amy Pennington | Ashley Rich | Tarragon Smith | Matthew Stock | Alex Williamson | Felice Zhukov.  Curated by Cullinan Richards, Bermondsey Project, London

Other Objects | Karl Bielik | Alice Cretney | Vincent Hawkins | Caterina Lewis | Wendy McLean | Gwennan Thomas | David Webb | Curated by Caterina Lewis & Gwennan Thomas | Lion and Lamb, Hoxton, London

2012
Moments Around Us | Laura Bygrave | Kate Groobey | Lucy Homer | Wendy McLean | Iain Sharpe | Michele Tocca | Avis Underwood | The Gallery, Idea Store Whitechapel, London

Bow Arts Open Bermondsey Project | London

2011
I live in my own world, but it’s ok, they know me here | Elizabeth House, London

Object Not Found | Post Gallery | Clapham, London

Nothing Fixed | curated by Shaun McDowell | Marcelle Joseph Projects at The Gallery in Redchurch Street | London

What | 4 Gray’s Inn Road | London

RCA Show 2011 | Battersea |London

Darkness Visible | 15 Howie Street |London

2010
Desire Is A Gold Carrot | The Albion | London

Z-Time | Era Foundation | Moscow, Russia

Royal College of Art Interim Exhibition | London

Z-Time Blyth Gallery | Imperial College | London

Gilchrist-Fisher Prize | Rebecca Hossack Gallery |London

2009
RCA Secret | Royal College of Art | London

Unrelated Oxides | Fold Gallery | London

2008
London Metropolitan University Summer Exhibition | London

2007
Superturist | Gallerie Miroslav Kraljevic | Zagreb | Croatia

PUBLICATIONS

A Riotous Assembly; Some Contemporary British Painting,  Deda, 2019
X London/Zagreb Exchange Project, Collaboration with Tomislav Mostecak, March 2017
Recent Acquisitions Simmons and Simmons, September 2015
Rest (text) Pamphlet for Poetry/reading event, Rest, June 2014
Mise-en-Scene September 2013
Royal College of Art Painting July 2011

CURATION

2020
The Continuous Image  with Linda Hemmersbach| Linda Hemmersbach | Nicholas John Jones | Wendy McLean | Matthew Musgrave | Tim Renshaw | Sharon Swaine | Oceans Apart,  Salford

2014
Rest | Ben Cain | Brad Grievson| Nicholas John Jones | Freyja Wright | Lion and Lamb Gallery | Hoxton, London

RESIDENCIES AND EXCHANGE

2016
Archaeology Field School, Marden Henge, Wiltshire & Silchester Environs Project, Hampshire (Programme Organiser, Reading School of Art)

2007
Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

REVIEWS

patternsthatconnect.wordpress.com on Rest, Lion and Lamb Gallery, July 2014
patternsthatconnect.wordpress.com on Other Objects, Lion and Lamb Gallery, June 2013
Financial Times on Howard Hodgkin January 2014, featuring Nothing Fixed, from September 2011
https://www.artslant.com/lon/articles/show/9251-language-and-surfaces-fold-gallerys-unrelated-oxides on Unrelated Oxides, Fold Gallery, London, 2009

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Neville Burston Award, Royal College of Art, 2011
Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Prize for Landscape Painting, 2011
Ede & Ravenscroft Prize, London Metropolitan University, November, 2008.
Owen Rowley Prize, London Metropolitan University, June 2008.
Jump Start Bursary, funded by the Royal Female School of Art Foundation, London Metropolitan University, November 2007 – June 2008.

Short-listed for the Ellen Clarkson Award, London Metropolitan University, May 2007.

COLLECTIONS

David Roberts Collection
Simmons and Simmons
Various Private Collections

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