JOANNE HUMMEL-NEWELL

JOANNE HUMMEL-NEWELL

2018 Shortlisted John Moores Painting Prize
MA Royal College of Art

Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation, sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the environment of a gallery.

Carnivals, makeshift shrines, allotment gardens, protest signage and handwritten notes are some of the found forms of expression which intrigue and stimulate my arts practice. I’m interested in the cultural artefacts and experiences that are created for celebration, mourning, demonstration, worship or survival which allow us, for a brief moment, to journey psychologically within the joy, sadness, meditation and belief, and freedom or dependence of our fellow beings.

Joanne Hummel-Newell was born in Farnborough, Hampshire in 1982. She studied at Kingston University London 2001-2004 and Royal College of Art London 2004-2006. Recent solo exhibition include Artist in Residence, Saatchi Art Lounge, during Frieze Week London 2017, joint solo’s Deep End Echo, Sid Motion Gallery 2018, Porcelain and Paper, CAA Gallery London during London Crafts Week 2016 and Solo Panic of the Human Fancy, Aspex Guildhall Gallery Portsmouth 2014. Her work has been included in satellite exhibition Afternoon Tea at the 53rd Venice Biennale with WW Gallery London, RA Summer Exhibition London 2014 and Jerwood Drawing Prize London 2012. Joanne has in recent years received a number of Arts Council Grants for the Arts awards for temporary installations and research residencies. Commendations include Head of collections at Soho House, Kate Bryan, as one of the ‘Must see artists at the Other Art Fair’ and the Times Newspaper ‘Picking up a Picasso is one click away'. Joanne has a growing international collector base.