About

CV

Ever Grainger MRSS

Elected Member of The Royal Society of Sculptors

Education:

2003, BA(Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UCE

2009, MA Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London

Selected Exhibitions:

2003, ‘New Contemporaries’, Manchester Cornerhouse & Victoria Miro, London (catalogue)

2004, ‘Curious’, Occupy my Time, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2004, ‘Imprint of The Orient/The West’, Gallery Works, Osaka, Japan

2004, ‘The Turner Prize Show’, Space Banana, Birmingham

2004, ‘Now You’ve Seen It’, solo exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall

2005, ‘Urbanbodies’, Occupy my Time, 27 Brick Lane, Whitechapel, London

2005, ‘Last Chickens of Sainsburys’, Glasgow International Art Festival

2005, ‘Living Rooms’, solo exhibition, ESC Gallery/Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria

2006, ‘Unravelling Photography’, Quay Arts Centre IOW (catalogue)

2008, ‘Spectre’, installation, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton Photo Biennial Fringe

2009, ‘Photo Open’, East London Photomonth, Old Truman Brewery, London

2010, ‘Inside-Outside’, Piano Primo Gallery, Lecce, Italy

2010, ‘Re: Landscape’, (solo), Viewfinder Gallery, London

2010, 'Summer in the City', The Little Black Gallery, London

2010, ‘Here/There’, installations, St Thomas Garden of Rest, Ryde Arts Festival, IOW

2010, 'Nature Rewritten', Wieden + Kennedy, Jotta Contemporary, London

2011, ‘Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See’, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden (catalogue)

2011, ‘Within a Mile’, Fitzrovia Photography Prize, Diemar Noble Photography, London

2011, ‘Print Now!’ Bearspace, London

2011, ‘Nine Point Perspective’, Hotshoe Gallery, London

2011, ‘Print Now!’ Bearspace, London

2011, 'Second Nature' Crane Kalman, Brighton, UK

2012, ‘Bohemian 8’, Dimbola Museum & Gallery, IOW

2012, ‘Is That It’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Brighton Photo Bienniale Fringe Focus

2012, ‘The World in London’, The Photographers Gallery, London

2015, ‘Mirrors Nature’, (solo), Bus Stop Gallery, Totland, IOW

2015, ‘Belief’, Depozitory Studios, Ryde, IOW

2017, Open Studios guest artist at Foal Arts, Ryde, IOW

2017, ‘Shifting Light’, installation, Yarmouth Gallery, IOW

2018, ‘Building’: joint exhibition with Lisa Traxler, Sculpture Network, Bunker Gallery, Ventnor IOW

Public Collections:

National Media Museum, Bradford

University of the Arts, London

Residencies:

2004, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

2005, Cultural City Network, Graz, Austria

2010-11, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, IOW, UK

Curating/Lead Artist Experience:

2005- 2007, 3D Image Archive Curator and Arts Council fundraising and delivery of an analog to digital project for the Stereoscopic Society of Great Britain.

2011-12, Lead artist & Heritage Lottery fundraising and delivery, photographic heritage development and workshops for Julia Margaret Cameron Trust.

2012, Curator of the Permanent Collection, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, IOW

Projects/Installations:

2015, ‘Blancmange by Day, Jelly by Night’, installation, Freshwater Bay caves, IOW

2015, ‘Mirror Birds’, various rural locations, West Wight

2016, ‘Pair Shaped Show’ self-curated group show, home studio-shed, IOW

2016, 'Plinth People' collaboration with Paradox Paul, studio-garden, IOW

2016, Open Studio/Garden, Freshwater Bay, IOW

2017, ‘Cairns’ flash installations, Freshwater Bay and Compton Beach

2018, ‘Ever Garden’ property secured for long term project space, Brighstone, IOW

2019, Work in progress installations, Ever Garden, Brighstone, IOW

2021, Launch Season, Ever Garden, Brighstone, IOW