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gaye  black

1972-3 Bideford School of Art - foundation year (A level in art & printmaking)

1973-5 South Devon Technical College - graphic design (diploma in graphic design)

Gaye has made stained glass panels and jewellery, and collages over the past eighteen years, for friends and commissions. In recent years she has made a series of collages, both framed two dimensional pieces and three dimensional pieces, including a series on gold painted boards using her own possessions and found objects. In recent years she has been been incorporating her own photography and bones which she collects from the banks of the Thames, along with such diverse materials as broken crockery and mirrors, jewellery, human teeth, doll parts, and seashells, which she collects from the beach where she spent her childhood. She is inspired by horror films, extreme music, Victorian collections of curios and shell grottos, and artists including Bosch and Goya. The works reference her past and explore the contrast between attraction and horror. There are hidden narratives and many are based on dreams she has had. She has recently been making enclosed pieces, including a series of ‘bone vases’ and is currently working on a series of resin coated smaller pieces.

Exhibitions:
Rebellion festival, Blackpool August 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
The Zenith bar, London, autumn 2008
The Others’ Spectrum Autumn ’09 show, London
Resistance Gallery, as part of the Rock and Roll Expressionists collective, December 2009
Beyond Punk, Signal Gallery, Hoxton, London, August 2010
La Fiesta, Newcastle (solo show) August - September 2011
Mexico Siniestro,Resistance Gallery, October 2011
Punk and Beyond, Signal Gallery November 2011
Christmas show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, December 2011
Taking Liberties, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, December 2011
Black, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, February 2012
Slag, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, February 2012
Vinyl Record Show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, April 2012
Pandamonium, Signal Gallery, London, June 2012
Sex & Drugs & Rock &Roll – Trash Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA, August 2012
Art Barter show, Sir Peter Blake’s bus – Strummer of Love Festival, August 2012
5 Year Anniversary show – Signal Gallery, London, September 2012
Multiplicity 2 – 129 Gallery, Berlin, October 2012
Magick Eye 2 – Orbital Comics, London, October 2012
Black Xmas – Signal Gallery, London, December 2012
Joe Strummer tribute festival, 100 Club, London, December 2012
The Gender Agenda – W3 Gallery, London, March 2013
Hanged – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, March 2013
Changed – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, April 2013
You’ve been Framed – W3 Gallery, London, May 2013
Location – Red Door Studio, London, May 2013
Memorabilia – Norlington Road Studios, London, July 2013
HUH? – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, October 2013
Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2013
Opening show - Londonart showroom, London, January 2014
Divine Define Feminine – Londonart showroom, London, February 2014
Gender Agenda II – W3 Gallery, London, March 2014
Pop up show – 100 Club – Oxford Street, London, June 2014
Scotland In Our Eyes – Scottish Crown Court, London, August 2014
Bermondsey Joyriders show – Underdog Gallery, London, September 2014
Pop Up Show – W3 Gallery, London, October 2014
The Screening - Stratford Picturehouse, London, November 2014
Guilty Pleasures - Sweet ‘art at Juno Bar, London, November 2014
Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2014
Inspiring Change - W3 Gallery, London, March 2015
Sacred and Profane – Hundred Years Gallery, London, March 2015
ABC - Gallery 40, Brighton, June 2015
Understanding the Ritual - Gallery at the Storey, Lancaster, June 2015
We Are W3 - W3 Gallery, London, July 2015
Rock n Roll Art Show, Underdog Gallery, London, September 2015
Don’t Look Now - i’klectik, London November 2015
Pop up show - T Chances, London May 2016
She - Sweet’art, London, July 2016


Curations:
'Beyond Punk' at Signal Gallery, August 2010
'Punk and Beyond' at Signal Gallery, November 2011
'Black Xmas' at Signal Gallery, November 2012


Upcoming shows:
Come to the Sabbat - Underdog Gallery, London, August 2016
Punk Rock and Roll Art Show - Underdog Gallery, October 2016
I Hate Christmas Pudding - Gallery 40, Brighton, November 2016