Rachel Lancaster lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She has exhibited widely and taken part in numerous projects, performances and artist residencies both nationally and internationally. In 2015 she was invited to be ‘Artist In Residence’ at Alewive Brook Road in New York, former residence and studio of Elaine De Kooning. In 2020 Lancaster granted a CVAN Creative Spaces Residency. Lancaster was shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018 and the Beep Painting Biennial 2020. Lancaster is a selected member of the Workplace Foundation Community of Artists.

RACHEL LANCASTER

b.1979 - Hartlepool. 

Education 

2009-2011 MFA Fine Art, Newcastle University.

1998-2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

Rachel Lancaster, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

2012

Step Sequence, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

2009

Rachel Lancaster, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

BEEP (Biennial Exhibition of Painting), Swansea, Wales, UK. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. 

2019

Everything Must Go, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead, UK.

Legacy: 50 Years of Painting In The Tees Valley, The Auxilliary, Middlesbrough, UK.

Supernature -curated by Paint Lounge, The Auxilliary, Middlesbrough, UK. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, Jane and Louise Wilson curated room, Royal Academy,London, UK.

Article, The Conduit, London, UK.

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018, Menier Gallery, London, UK.

2018

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK.

Let Me Dream Again/You Can Hope Forever, Room 113 gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. UK

2017

Figure Four: Glimpser, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

2016

DOT DOT DOT DASH, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

2015

The Brain Eaters, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Beyond The Goldmine Standard, RPM Records, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

I’MTen, IMT Gallery, London, UK.

Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, USA.

2014

Satellite Satellite, Workplace Gallery, London, UK.

Painting The Pixel, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK.

2013

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto, Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany.

2011

Double Double, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

MFA 2011, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

ROTATE, Contmeporary Arts Society & Shortlist Media, London, UK.

Graphite, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

2010

MFA 2010, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

2009

Morphic Resonance, PSL (Project Space Leeds), Leeds, UK.

Day After Day After Day, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

2008

Lost & Found, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

All My Favourite Singers Couldn’t Sing, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

Sovereign Art Prize,  Somerset House, London, UK.

TOMORROW THE FUTURE, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK.

Work shown with Workplace Gallery at art fairs in London, Japan, Germany and USA.

Selected Projects and Commissions 

2018

MAW 2018 (Middlesbrough Art Weekender) Audio visual performance at Base Camp as part of FEED live program.

Drone Ensemble: Lyres of Lemniscate -co producer and member of selection panel with Workplace Foundation/Tusk festival

2017

Tusk and Workplace Present Club Ponderosa, co - curated two weeks of art and performance at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK as part of TUSK Festival 2017.

A Thing Heard Four Ways of Listening, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, co- producer of an evening of live performance as part of a collaborative tour showcasing the work of four contemporary British sound artists.

La Monte Young Jeezys Dream Phone Party Incident, Old Police House, Gateshead, UK- a night of live performance in response to La Monte Young’s “Dream House’.

2016

Ruckberzauberung, commission- collaboration with musician Wolfgang Voigt (founder of Kompakt Records, Cologne, Germany) creating visuals for his live performance at Tusk Festival 2016, Sage Gateshead, UK.

2015

A Cut, A Score -field recordings and audio works included CIRCA Projects commissioned collection and online sound archive as part of BOOKSHOP, NGCA Sunderland, UK

2014

Space Time: The Future, performance with Silver Fox, women in music Wysing Festival, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK.

Arborescent, graphic score commission and live performance, Kielder Forest, Northumberland, UK.

2012

Step Sequence, public commission, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Residencies

 

2020

CVAN North East Creative Space Residency 2020, UK.

2015

Artist in Residence at Alewive Road, East Hampton, New York, USA - former studios and residence  of artists Elaine De Kooning and later sculptor John Chamberlain. New York, U.S.A.

2011

Pixel Palace Artist In Residence, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

2009

Morphic Resonance Artist in Residence, PSL (Project Space Leeds) Leeds, UK.

Grants and Awards

2020

BEEP Biennial Painting Prize 2020- shortlisted.

2018

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018 - shortlisted.

2012

Arts Council England Artist Development Grant

2008

Sovereign European Art Prize - Shortlisted, 2008.

2001-2002

Graduate Fellow in Painting, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.