The Hoarders and Wasters

'The Hoarders and Wasters', 2014, Plaster, Aluminium

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Holly Hendry, installation view of 'Wrot', The Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2017. Photo (c) Mark Pinder/Baltic

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Holly Hendry, installation view of 'Wrot', The Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2017. Photo (c) Mark Pinder/Baltic

Gut Feelings

‘Gut Feelings’, 2016, Installation view at Royal College of Art, London, UK

More and More, More is More

'More and More, More is More', 2015, Installation view at Bosse & Baum, London, UK

Holly Hendry

Holly Hendry (b. 1990, London) uses a variety of materials, from Jesmonite and plaster to foam, wood, steel and water-jet cut marble, to create a geology of oozy forms peppered with comic elements, such as dog chew bones and spinning plaster teeth.

She investigates the underneath and backsides of things, using cross-sectional cuts that make insides become edges, revealing their dirty innards. Her sugary colours and cartoon content examine the very human aspects of laughter and death.

Hendry gained her BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art (2013) and her MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (2016).

Solo exhibitions include Wrot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2017), Short Term Storage, Limoncello Cork St, London (2016) with Kate Owens; BACKWASH, Rice + Toye, London, UK (2016); More and More, More is More, Bosse&Baum, London, UK (2015); VISITS, The Oval, London, UK; and Hollow Bodies, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne (both 2014).

Recent group shows include: GL Strand, Copenhagen; Belmacz Mayfair, London, UK; VITRINE, London, UK; The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK; CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Cowley Manor, Cotswolds, UK (all 2016); Turf Projects Space, Croydon, UK; Chesterfield House, London, UK; Salt + Powell, York, UK (all 2015), S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK; and Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (both 2014).

Holly Hendry

Born 1990 in London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK

Education

2016

MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2009

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2016

‘Short-term Storage’, Limoncello, London, UK (with Kate Owens)

‘BACKWASH’, Rice + Toye, London, UK

2015

‘More and More, More is More’, Bosse & Baum, London, UK

2014

‘VISITS: Holly Hendry’, The Oval, London, UK

‘Hollow Bodies’, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK *

Group Exhibitions

2017

Lightness, White Rainbow, London, UK

2016

‘Identify Your Limitations, Acknowledge the Periphery’, VITRINE, London, UK

‘Gettin’ the Heart Ready’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

RCA Show 2016, Royal College of Art, London, UK

‘Fruits of the Lum’, Tžužjj, CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK

‘Cowley Manor Awards Exhibition’, Cowley Manor, UK

2015

‘Business As Usual’, Turf Project Space, London, UK

Slab Collective, Chesterfield House, London, UK

Secret Garden Party, UK

‘Tru Luv’, Turf Project Space, London, UK

‘Go Mango (part 2)’, Salt + Powell, York, UK

2014

‘The March Project’, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

‘The Late Shows’, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

‘Vernissage’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

‘£1 FISH’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

‘Go Mango (part 1)’, Caustic Coastal & Salt + Powell, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, UK

‘PUTTPUTT#2’, Turf Project Space, London, UK

‘Cu·rate: towards the definition of curating’, The Bank Gallery, London, UK

‘Domming’, Lewisham Art House, London, UK

2013

‘Tomorrow’, The Gallery, Redchurch Street, London, UK

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK *

Slade Degree Show 2013, The Slade School of Art, London, UK

2012

‘Ceramics Fellowship: Research Laboratory’, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

‘Airspace’, The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich, UK

2011

‘The Fragmented Figure’, Rockefeller Building, Dissection room 2, London, UK

2010

‘Scribbles & Murmurs’, The Rag Factory, London, UK

Awards and Residencies

2016

The Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Award

2016

Zabludowicz Masterclass

2015

Royal College of Art Student Bursary

2015

Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Grant

2014

The Woon Tai Jee Art Fellowship, Baltic and Northumbria University

2013

The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture

2013

The Julia Wood Prize for excellent use of space

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