2017-19 MA Painting
Royal College of Art, London.
2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
1996-98 Certificate in Higher Education, Fine Art
University of the West of England, Bristol.
1995-96 National Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
University of the West of England, Bristol.
1991-94 BA Hons Sociology
Greenwich University, London.
EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
2021-22 In (Matters of the Soul). ASC Gallery, London.
2021 Trace Elements | 1971, The Factory Project, London. Curators Rosalind Davis & Thorp Stavri.
2021 Travers Smith CSR Art Programme Selection, in association with the Serpentine Gallery, Travers Smith London.
2020 The Birds Are Singing In The Distant Woods, The Violet Hour. (Online).
2020 The Collector's Room. JGM Gallery, London.
2019 Tender. The Violet Hour, London.
2019 Indoor Voices. Greystone Industries, Suffolk.
2019 Travers Smith CSR Programme Selection, in association with Serpentine Gallery, Travers Smith London.
2019 RCA Graduate Show. Royal College of Art, London.
2019 A Raw Garden. Fitzrovia Gallery, London.
2019 Crossroad. Hoxton 253 Project Space, London.
2018 Width of Circle. Titan House, Stourbridge.
2018 Thumbnails. Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
2018 WIP. Royal College of Art, London.
2016 Telling Tales. Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
2016 HYG Editions. Hundred Years Gallery, London
2016 Paint Her To Your Own Mind. Shandy Hall Gallery, Yorkshire.
2016 HYG Editions Spring 2016. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2016 Multiple Choices 2016. Simmons & Simmons, London.
2016 Counter_Fitters. Geddes Gallery, London.
2016 The Exchange. Brunswick East, London.
2015 HYG Editions. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2015 Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. ASC Bond House Gallery, London.
2015 Bells From The Deep. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2015 Rites of Passage. Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Spain.
2014 Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. ASC Bond House Gallery, London.
2013 Of Truth of Clouds (Solo Show). South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire.
2013 Wider than a Postcard. Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, USA.
2012 National Open Art Competition. Princes Foundation Gallery, London.
2012 160th Open Exhibition. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2012 Space//Form. Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, USA.
2012 Westworld. Xero, Kline & Coma Gallery, London.
2012 Young Masters. Rupert Cavendish Fine Art, London.
2012 Woolgather Art Prize. Cross York Street, Leeds.
2012 Rising Stars Art Prize. New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.
2012 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize. Mall Galleries, London.
2012 London Art Fair. Opus Gallery, London.
2012 At Home With The Ludskis. Rio Cinema, London.
2011 Young Masters @ Sphinx. Sphinx Gallery, London.
2011 Future Proof (Solo Show). Opus Gallery, Newcastle.
2011 Heartlands. Downstairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Hereford.
2011 11:11. East Gallery, London.
2010 Making It / Faking It. Orleans House Gallery, London.
2010 Victoria Stakes 20:20. Victoria Stakes, London.
2010 Dalston Underground Ten Years. Boleyn Boys Club, London.
2010 Scope. Opus Gallery, New York, USA.
2009 Art Basel Miami Beach. Opus Gallery, Miami, USA.
2009 Visions of Desire. Galeria Espacio, Valencia, Spain.
2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy, London.
2009 Scope. Opus Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
2009 Bridge. Opus Gallery, New York, USA.
2009 Drawing with Dolphins. Crimes Town Gallery, London.
2009 Contemporary Painters. Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008 Kounter Kulture. Opus Gallery @ Truman Brewery, London.
2008 Café Gallery Projects Annual Open. Café Gallery Projects, London.
2007 Pastoral Sliders. Guerrilla Gallery & Brompton Design Project, London.
2007 SaLon 07 - Best of London’s Post Graduates. SaLon Gallery,London.
2007 Free Association. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
2021 Travers Smith CSR Art Programme
2019 Travers Smith CSR Art Programme
2016 Artist Residency at the Merz Barn, Cumbria
2013 Woolgather Art Vend Commission
2012 Woolgather Art Prize (Third Prize)
2012 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (Shortlist)
2012 Rising Stars (Shortlist)
2010 Artist Residency at the Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland
2002 Royal Television Society Award
Team award for ‘Way With Words’ website. Available Light, Bristol.
2001 BAFTA for Online Learning
Team award for ‘Grid Club’ website. Available Light, Bristol.
2022 ‘Looking-Glass’. Paper presented to PSSA Conference 'Unusual Suspects'.
2019 ‘Redacted Text’. RCA dissertation (Distinction).
2016 ‘In Search of an Author’ Artists’ Book (ArtCircus Books).
2015 HYG Editions Catalogue.
2015 Woolgather Art Vend Catalogue.
2013 The Art Circus’ Best of 2013; Wall Street International; Creative Boom; The Art Circus Interview.
2012 National Open Art Competition Catalogue; Westworld Catalogue; Woolgather Art Prize Catalogue; Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Catalogue; Rising Stars Prize Catalogue; The Young Masters Prize short film; a-n magazine.
2011 The Journal; a-n magazine; FAD Arts.
2010 The Independent; Richmond and Twickenham Times and Local Guardian; The Surrey Comet; Arrested Motion; Who’s Jack Magazine; Digital Arts Magazine; Cherchez la Femme; Folio Magazine Shortlist.
2009 Who’s Who in Art, Hilmarton Manor Press; Church Times review; Fringe MK Painting Prize Catalogue; Marmite Prize Catalogue of Drawings.
2008 Spoonfed review by Tom Jeffreys.
2007 ‘Futuristic Nostalgia in Notopia’. Chelsea College of Art dissertation (Distinction).
1994 ‘Framing the Primitive; Art & Religion in the 20th Century’. Greenwich University dissertation (Distinction).
Work in private collections in the UK, USA and Germany
Origin Gallery, Dublin, George & Lizbeth Krupp, Daniel Kleinman.
Lex Shute is a London-based sculptor working predominantly in glass, agates, lead, steel and concrete, and a painter in oils using techniques of automatism and free association.
Addressing the relationship between spiritual discourse, feminism and the natural world, her practice explores speculative world building. With a background in Anthropology she traverses different time periods and cultures to explore aspects of female power in reference to mythic archetypes, witchcraft, visionaries, mediumship, the occult, and craft.
Shute’s work reflects on the primacy of the natural world in our spiritual development, from the chemical enlightenment of natural hallucinogens and their impact on the evolution of human consciousness, to the supposed magical properties of crystals, semi-precious stone and the vision inducing material of glass.
With an interest in fictional realities and sci-fi utopianism, Shute explores the correspondences between trans-historical belief systems and cultural practices to propose an alternative society with alternate power relations. Taking inspiration from Donna Haraway’s theory of Speculative Fabulation, which uses speculative fiction, fantasy, feminisms and fabulation to propose an alternative past or future. It’s a storytelling that develops new worlds through questioning what is possible and what could have taken place.