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Miss Melanie Counsell
Slade School of Fine Art
Gower Street
  • Lecturer
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Melanie Counsell works across a variety of media, materials and processes including film, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Past exhibitions and commissions include; TSWA Four Cities Project Derry, Artangel, London, Galerie Jennifer Flay Paris, Matt’s Gallery London, Chapter Arts Centre Light Box Commission Cardiff, Sydney Biennale and Liverpool Biennale. In 2007 Melanie Counsell was awarded the Sargant Fellowship at the British School at Rome, and has undertaken residencies at Frac Corsica (2008) and Cove Park, Scotland (2009). Counsell has works in collections in the UK, France and Germany. In 2017 d_a_n_k away to go was published with Matt’s Gallery London.

Research Summary

The central preoccupation of my work over the last 30 years has been working with and considering space – not as a fixed or definable subject, but a physical and flexible reality that defines the sculptural problem. Placing a of work (art) in space defines the work.  Working with sculpture and installation, drawings, film and printed matter, text, and with space as the context. It’s where the work ends up, whether on the wall of a commercial gallery space, a disused vacant property, digital space or the infinite space of the mind. 

Teaching Summary

1994-1998 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France.

1994-1997 École Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux, France.

1998- on-going Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK.

2009-2013 External Examiner Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK

2015 External Examiner University of Gloucester, UK - BA Fine Art

Academic Background
1988 MA Master of Arts – Fine Art University College London
1986 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Fine Art South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
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