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Gail Altschuler

Education: 1996 M.A. Art & Design Education. Inst. of Education. London 1991 PGCE Art & Design Education. Inst. of Education. London 1988 BA Fine Art & History of Art, Hons.Univ.of South Africa. 1982 Diploma in Art and Design. Rietveld Academy. Amsterdam.

Solo Exhibitions: 2014 and 2010 Lauderdale House. 2001 ¾ South Square, Barristers Chambers. London UK Tricycle Gallery. London. SA festival 2001 UK1999 New Hall College, Cambridge. UK1998 Organic Café Gallery. London. UK1991 Kingsgate Gallery. London. UK 1987 Passe Par Tout. Johannesburg. SA 1982 De Kerk Straat. Amsterdam Holland

Group Exhibitions: 2002 Orangery, Holland Park, London with Sarah Cox.2000 Orangery, Holland Park, London with Sarah Cox Gallery Fine. Standard Life Art Auction. T. Gertik Islington Art Fair, with Advanced Graphics London Original Print Fair, with Advanced Graphics The Contemporary Print Show, with Advanced Graphics1999 Alfred East Gallery, Kettering. IceHouse, Holland Park, London with Sarah Cox Tricycle Gallery, London.1998 Art Auction for the Children of Sudan, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.1997 The IceHouse, Holland Park, London with Sarah Cox 1996 Whitgift School Gallery . Croydon. 1995 Alternative Arts. Chiltern Street. London. 1992 Islington Arts Factory. London. 1990 Printmakers Council. Royal Festival Hall. London. 1988 Karen McKerron Gallery. Johannesburg.

Publications: Risk Magazine Cover. February Issue. London.‘Light Lunch’ Channel 4 T.V. programme Nov. 1997. 2004 Posters reproduced by Canadian art prints.

Commissions: 2001 J Sainsbury plc, UK2000 Moat House Hotel, Elstree, UK Aurora, P&O Cruise liner.1990 Glaxo Headquarters. Johannesburg. South Africa. 1989 Delloitte Offices. South Africa. 1988 Rosebank Hotel. Johannesburg. South Africa. 1987 Milpark Holiday Inn. Johannesburg. South Africa.

Selected Collections: 2007 Anglo american charity auction. 2006 Anglo american charity auction. 2005 Anglo american charity auction. 2002 Marathon Oil, London2001 J Sainsbury plc Collection UK2000 Moat House Hotel, Elstree, UK Aurora, P&O Cruise liner.1999 London Arts Board, Longacre, London Old Mutual, Berkeley Sq. London Seagate, Reading, UK Barclays Bank, Marylebone, London British Telecom, Manchester.1998 British Gas, Tarmac, UK British Telecom, Birmingham.1997 British Embassy. Bogota, Colombia. Oracle Offices. Reading. U.K. Stellenbosch University Art Collection. S.A. 1996 Microsoft. London. 1994 Sony Plaza Co. Ltd. Japan. Poster Gallery. Munich. Germany. 1993 Linkful. London. 1992 Jib Art. London. 1991 Bull Information Systems. Middlesex. England. 1990 BT Tymnet Europe. Herts. England.

Other Activities: 1991-1992 Acton Adult Education classes. Ealing, London.1992- 1994 Teacher of Art and Design, ADT College, London 1994-1996 Adult Education classes-Greenhill College, Harrow. 1994-1997 Art/Ceramics Teacher, Rooks Heath High School, Harrow 1997-1999. MEG Moderator for GCSE Art and Design Examinations
2010 Private teaching art and design to children, GCSE preparation and adults.

Artist’s Statement: My inspiration comes from diverse sources: fabrics jazz music; ceramic tiles, and paintings by Matisse and Klee. The colours of South Africa, where I grew up, and the Bauhaus principled, Rietveld Academy, in Amsterdam, where I studied. I have been inspired by African art both directly and through the filter of European sensibility.

African art and fabrics, also inspired many of my favourite early twentieth century artists – such as Klee and Brancusi.
Growing up in South Africa, African art attracts me: its honesty, energy and improvisation in patterning. I am interested in exploring the power of colour and pattern. The intense colours that I use are woven together to create moods and atmospheres that relate to my experiences of Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom. I have been using the theme of the ‘Weave’ for a number of years, as a symbol of order and chance, harmony and integration.

My paintings on canvas and prints on paper are abstract but refer to landscapes and cityscapes. Through abstraction, I aspire towards the infinite rather than the specific. The works on canvas combine printing and painting. These mixed media canvases are abstract, contemplative, colour fields. The works on paper are serigraph, (silk-screen) mono-prints, using concentrated colours that blend into each other. I print onto canvas and acid free Fabriano (Italian) or Moulin du Gue (French) papers.

Advanced Graphics London has printed a limited edition pair of serigraphs on Fabriano Paper (100 of each) entitled ‘Delphi – Day’ and ‘Delphi – Night’.