Born in London in 1991, Abigail Booth studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute and Chelsea College of Art, where she graduated in 2013.
In late 2014, she set up her studio practice with the sculptorMax Bainbridge, Forest + Found, as a space for material research and cross disciplinary collaboration.
Working across a material language of painting and textile, her work explores psychological narratives surrounding identity and place through an investigation of organic colour. Redefining the construct of the painted surface through a recognition of the canvas primarily as a textile, she uses traditional methods of quilt construction as a tool for the production of the semiotic image and the application of natural colour as a way to introduce ‘site’ directly into the surface of her stitched canvases. The time-based nature of her work produces large-scale quilted paintings that explore the liminal space of the constructed canvas, while challenging the relationship between the imagined and the actual through her embodied interactions with the natural.
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UPCOMING / CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
2019 Jerwood Makers Open . Manchester Art Gallery . Manchester
2020 Common Thread . NewArtCentre . Roche Court, Salisbury
PAST SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Walking The Line . Oriel Myrddin Gallery . Carmarthen
2018 Walking The Line . Ruthin Craft Centre . Ruthin
2018 Outland . Egg . London
2018 Realising Landscape, The Space, CARO . Bruton
2016 Objects of Utility, INKU . London
2020 Collect 2020 . Somerset House . London
2019 Pairings . Jaggedart . London
2019 Re-New . Kettle’s Yard . Cambridge
2019 The Art of Gathering . New Craftsman Gallery . St Ives
2019 The Art of Boro . 8 Holland St . London
2019 Jerwood Makers Open 19 . Jerwood Space . London
2019 Thread: Contemporary Textiles . Rheged Centre . Cumbria
2019 Scorched . Sarah Myerscough . London
2019 Wood: The Living Material . London Craft Week . London
2019 Collect 2019 . Jaggedart . Saatchi Gallery . London