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Bronwen Malcolm

In its simplest form I subvert reality and tell my stories. It is a kind of ‘Looking Glass’ world, where the bizarre is the norm; memories drawn upon have the freak show grotesque quality. My interest in superstition and in the use of symbolic elements and the myriad of ways these can be read adds another layer to the interpretation of the pictures. I want the work to be reminiscent of photos in a family album. Familial relationships interest me, the rites of passage, the daily rituals, and the everyday becoming tableaux for melodrama. The narrative is often autobiographical but sometimes dreams, or an overheard phrase can trigger a picture.

The pictures are often unsettling to look at, a quality I had noticed in the work of Diane Arbus. The normalization of the bizarre and eccentricities, particularly in British society is a central theme in much of my work, following the traditions of Stanley Spencer and Martin Parr. But almost always something darker lurks. These are not comfortable works; the scenes echo silent screams and hysteria”.



1963 Born in London
19881 - 1982 Wimbledon School of Art
1982 – 1985 St Martins School of art
B.A. Hons Degree Fine Art Painting
1989 Teaching part time at London College of Furniture
1990 Travelling and painting in India and Nepal




One Person Shows

1985 The Zoo, Astoria Theatre, London
1986 Framers Gallery, London
1987 Diorama Gallery, London
1988 Framers Gallery, London
1991 Installation – Series of nine paintings for
Eggison Daniel-The Saatchi building, London
Sue Rankin Gallery, London
1993 Thackeray Rankin Gallery, London
1996 Thackeray Gallery, London
2002 Gallery 286, London
2004 The Chelsea Arts Club, London
2005 Gallery 286, London





Group and mixed Exhibitions

1984 Cuts Gallery, London
Henley Festival of Arts and Music
New Contemporaries - ICA, London
1985 St. Martins Graduation Show
“Bodies” – Anderson Woods Fine Art, London
1986 “Dance” – Anderson Woods Fine Art, London
Gallery Artists – Anderson Woods Fine Art, London
1987 Original Picture Shop, London
Sarah Long Art International, London
Diorama Christmas Show, London
1988 Sarah Long Art International, London
The Daisy Trust Art Fair - Framers Gallery, London
Sotheby’s Auction for The Chelsea Arts Club, London
1989 “Sexuality” – Diorama Gallery, London
Prisoners Abroad – Black Bull Gallery, London
Long and Ryle Art International, London
1990 Prisoners Abroad – Black Bull Gallery, London
Postcards for the Homeless – Royal Academy, London
London 20th Century Arts Fair – Cumberland Hotel, London
1991 The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries, London
Prisoners Abroad – Bloomsbury, London
1992 Prisoners Abroad – Award Winners Show – The Barbican, London
Bath Contemporary Arts Fair – Sue Rankin Gallery, London
Los Angeles Contemporary Arts Fair – Sue Rankin Gallery
1993 Art ’93 Contemporary Arts Fair – Sue Rankin Gallery
Los Angeles Invitational – Tatistcheff Gallery,USA
1994 Thackeray Gallery, London
Cricket Hill Gallery, NY, USA
Niedermaier 900, NY, USA
1995 Cricket Hill Gallery, NY, USA
Los Angeles International – Tatistcheff Gallery, USA
“From The Sublime To The Ridiculous – Candid Gallery, London
1996 Seattle Arts Fair, USA
Neville Gallery, Canterbury
1997 Art Miami ’97, USA
Kensington and Chelsea Artists Exhibition
Prisoners Abroad, The Gallery, London
Cricket Hill at The Dinsdale Collection, Rhode Island, USA
1998 Neville Gallery, Canterbury
Cricket Hill Gallery at Harrison James, NY, USA
Harrison James, NY, USA
Graemercy Armoury Fine Art, NY, USa
1999 “The Future Famous” – Summer Exhibition - The Unicorn
Gallery,London
The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries, London
Boston International Arts Fair, USA
“Contemporary British Artists”, Cricket Hill at the
British Consulate, NY, USA
2000 Cricket Hill at Roman Thomas, NY, USA
Boston International Arts Fair, USA
2001 Cricket Hill, NY, USA
The Summer Show – Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Academy Artists show – Alex Gerrard Fine Art, E.Sussex
Chichester Open Art Exhibition
2002 The Discerning Eye – The Mall Galleries, London
The Affordable Arts Fair – Gallery 286, London
Christmas Exhibition – Alex Gerrard Fine Art. E.Sussex
2003 The Valentine Show – Carlyle Gallery, London
Thackeray Gallery, London
Art London 2003 – Thackeray Gallery, London
The Discerning Eye – The Mall Galleries, London
2006 The Affordable Arts Fair - Rona Gallery, London
The Rona Gallery – London
2007 Under Milk Wood – red Biddy Gallery, Surrey
The Heirs of Whistler - Duke of York Square, London
2008 Chelsea Art Gallery – Sloane Square, London
2012 The Body in Art - Chelsea Arts Club, London
The Discerning Eye - The Mall Galleries, London

Commissions and Collections

Merrill Lynch ltd, London
Cardinal Beer PLC, Germany
Unilever Contemporary Art Collection 1994
Portrait – Emma Fielding, 1997