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Annette Fernando

Location

London, UK

Biography

“Winner of the Jerwood Student Drawing Prize 2014, Annette is a recent graduate of Central St Martins, She is heavily influenced by cinematic images and draws from them for her inspiration. The series entitled “Wait a Minute. It’s the Truth and the Truth Hurts” is typical of the real quality to Annette’s work, which goes far beyond her obvious technical skills. There is a palpable tension, capturing key images, whilst still allowing the viewers to read in their own story and conclusions.”
Graham Hunter Gallery, London.

"Annette Fernando is an artist working in drawing and printmaking. Her visual style is rooted in the realm of comic books, romantic pulp novels and film noire. Her work discusses the representation of people in everyday situations and the impact of film on identity. Who controls the gaze? Who controls the image of history, culture and femininity? Annette’s work re appropriates images of femininity away from the patriarchal imperial gaze that cinema has so often reflected. By taking images from cinema Annette creates her own psychological biography from others images, turning mass artificial cinematic image into a more introspective platform. The voyeurism of cinema and art towards women turned on its head. Both artist and audience are provided with the opportunity to acknowledge an embedded repression and the denial of true experience. She has exhibited internationally and is the winner of the Student Award for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014."
Ruby Studio Gallery, Sri Lanka.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France. Sept 2017- June 2018

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES
2016 Young Contemporary Art Issue, LT Life Times Sri Lanka, May, 2016
2014 Doodlers Anonymous Colouring Book, Volume 4, 2014
2014 Nee Hao Magazine (online) November 2014
2014 Barcelona International Art Fair 2014 Catalogue
2014 Jerwood drawing Prize 2014 Catalogue
2013 Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll, issue 365 October 2013
2013 Jerwood drawing Prize 2013 Catalogue

PROJECTS
2017 Public Mural Project, CAMHS, London, UK
2016 Live Artist, Royal Geographical Society, London , UK
2011 Monoprinting Workshop, The Big Draw, London, UK
2008 Visual Dialogues Project, Tate Britain, London, Uk

RESIDENCIES
2017 Artist in Residence at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts
2016 Artist in Residence at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts
2014 Artist in Residence at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts

Education

BA Fine Art

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

London · 2011 – 2014

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London

London, UK · 2010 – 2011

Awards
2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize Student Award , Jerwood Drawing Prize
2014 Signature Art Prize longlist , Signature Art Prize
2014 Artist in Residence , La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts
2013 Selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 , Jerwood Drawing Prize
Exhibitions
2016 Through a Screen Darkly (Group), Gallery Sensei, London, UK
2016 The Maverick Expo (Group), Noho Studios, London, UK
2016 Sleep Easy (Group), Amersham Arms, London, UK
2015 Ayeneh Gardan (Group), Cultural Centre Eduardo Úrculo, Madrid, Spain
28th November – 28th December
2015 Slap: Adhesives and Egos (Group), Ruby Studio Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Girls Like Us (Solo), Ruby Studio Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 QUOTIDIÆN (Group), La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France
2014 Peckham Pelican Arts Fair (Group), Peckham Pelican, London, UK
2014 Angel Christmas Art fair (Group), Candid Galleries, London, UK
2014 Drawing Breath (Group), Graham Hunter gallery, London, UK
2014 Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair (Group), Candid Galleries, London, UK
2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (Group), Jerwood Space, London, UK
2014 AHOY! (Group), Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2014 Print/3 (Group), Arcane Gallery, London, UK
2014 Central Saint Martins Degree Show (Group), Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2014 Barcelona International Fair (Group), Gaudí's Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 (Group), Jerwood Space, London, UK
2013 Central Saint Martins Group Show (Group), Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2013 Copyright (Group), The Frameless Gallery, London, UK
2013 Recent Etchings by Annette Fernando (Solo), Through The Looking Glass, London, UK
2013 101 Days of Printmaking (Group), The Concourse Gallery, London, UK
2012 100 Days of Printmaking (Group), The Concourse Gallery, London, UK
2011 Camberwell Foundation Show (Group), Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
Elsewhere