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Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe paints visceral portraits of women and children, derived from a variety of sources from the family photo to magazine advertisements and pornographic models. Their fluid and directly expressive rendering flirts with caricature but somehow has the effect of filling her subjects with personality. The images possess a menacing humour and are highly enjoyable and strangely confrontational.



Solo Exhibitions:

2000 Jan Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1999 Sep Feigen Contemporary, New York
1999 Mar Galleria Marabini, Bologna
1999 Mar Il Capricorno, Venice

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Selected Group Exhibitions:

2000 "Sexy", Houldsworth Fine Art, London
"Girl", The New Art Gallery, Walsall
"Raw", Victoria Miro Gallery, London
"Shadow of Glamour", One in the Other, London
"The Practices of the Perception", Galeria Civica, Trento, Italy
"My Love Painting", Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
"Joffe/Flannagan", Gallery Akinci, Germany
1999 "British Portrait 1", Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, Italy
"6min 3sec", Tullkammaren/Galleri Brage, Sweden
"Equilibri Precari", The British School at Rome, Italy
"Temples of Diana", Blue Gallery, London (curated by Neil Brown)
1997 "Chantal Joffe and Dawn Mellor", Victoria Miro Gallery, London
1996 "Sad", Gasworks, London
"Glass Shelf", ICA, London
"New Contemporaries", Camden Arts Centre, London
"Big Girl, Little Girl", Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
"The Death of the Death of Painting", curated by Kenny Schacter, New York
"New Contemporaries", Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1995 "Delfina Studio Trust Summer Show", Delfina Studios, London
1994 "Into the 90s", Mall Galleries, London
1993 "Whitworth Young Contemporaries", Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
"National Portrait Award Exhibition", National Portrait Gallery, London
1992 "National Portrait Award Exhibition", National Portrait Gallery, London
"Glasgow Salon", Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
1991 "Nat West 90s Prize for Art", Nat West Tower, London
Group Show, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh
Student Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

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Awards & Scholarships

1998-9 Abbey Scholarship, The British School at Rome
1994-6 Delfina Studio Trust Award
1993 Elizabeth Greenshields Award
1993 - 95 Paris Studio Award (Royal College of Art)
1992-4 T.I Group Scholarship
1991 - 95 Nat West 90s Prize for Art
1991 John Kinross Memorial Scholarship

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2000 The Guardian Guide, June, "Sexy"
The Times, June 2, "And all things nice" by Hannah Betts
Esquire Magazine, June, "Girly Whirly" by Louisa Buck
Intervista, Summer, "Chantal Joffe" by Neal Brown
The Guardian Guide, May 27, "Girls on Film" by Robert Clark
i-D Magazine, May, "Masters at Work" by Stuart Shave
The Guardian, April 13, "Off the Scrapheap" by Gordon Burn
Time Out, Jan 26, "Chantal Joffe" by Izi Glover, Jan 25, "Chantal Joffe" by Sacha Craddock
The Independent, Jan 22-8 "The Five Best Shows in London" by Tom Lubbock
Tema Celeste, Jan/Feb, p.91, "Facts & Fiction" by Tiziana Conti
1999 Flash Art, Feb/Mar, "Dalwood, Joffe, Maloney"
Domenica: Il Sole 24 Ore, March 14
Arte, March 8, "Chantal Joffe - La ragazza teribile e arrivata in Italia!"
Time Out, March, "Com'e sfacciata la ittura di Chantal" by Mario Gulliver
L'Agenda di Marie Claire, April, "Una Bad Girl a Bologna" by Arianna di Genova
Dove, April, "Bologna: Locali d'Avanguardia"
Calendario, April 6, "L'universo Warhol"
Flash Art, Apr/May, p.113, "Chantal Joffe" by Guido Bartorelli
1998 Flash Art, Jan/Feb, "Bad Painting" by Martin Maloney
1997 Frieze, Sep/Oct, "Chantal Joffe & Dawn Mellor" by Neal Brown
Time Out, April 16-23, "Chantal Joffe, Dawn Mellor" by Sarah Kent
ArtNet Worldwide, Feb 6, "Painting in London Through Thick & Thin" by D Cohen
Modern Painters, Autumn, by Matthew Collings
1996 The Independent on Sunday, July 21, "A Brush with Business" by Tim Hilton
The Guardian, April 16, "Searching for Ourselves" by Adrian Searle

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1990 - 1993 MA Painting, Royal College of Art
1986 - 1989 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Canterbury college of Art

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