ABOUT

Biography

Amanda Mulquiney-Birbeck is a contemporary British painter. Her vibrant figurative works often feature lone women, set in imaginary, shallow spaces. Often contrasting bright, neon backgrounds with muted earthy and surreal tones. Influenced by Gustav Klimt, Peter Doig, Jonathan Yeo, Martina Johanna and Peter Monkman amongst many more contemporary painters.

Mulquiney-Birbeck approaches her work using source imagery from the internet and fashion magazines - creating a tension between realism and painterly abstraction. Born in Berkshire, in 1987, she went onto graduate from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design London in 2009 with a first class honours degree. Since graduating, her work has been shown in galleries, event spaces, and published in industry-leading magazines. Mulquiney-Birbeck has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and has sold her work to both art-lovers and private collectors in the UK and internationally.

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education

Fine Art (BA Hons), Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. First Class Honours Degree. 92% Percentile (2006 – 2009).

Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, London. Distinction. (2005 – 2006).

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Press, Awards & Publications

  • Brian Edney Art Award - QMC Foundation

  • Featured in Artists & Illustrators Magazine, June 2009

  • UK Degree Shows: The Ones to Watch, June 2009

  • Art & Business Magazine, Korea: The Right Design School, July 2009

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Selected Exhibitions

July / August 2010: Out of Place & In Between, The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library, London

June 2010: Islington Exhibits, Regent Studios, Islington, London

June 2010: Bones, Market Gallery Bermondsey, London

February 2010: The Trouble with Women, Menier Gallery: The Chocolate Factory, London Bridge, London

December 2009: Collectible, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton

July 2009: Seven, Studio One ACAVA, Wandsworth Arts Village, London

July 2009: Lipstick & Lashes, The Den, New Oxford Street, London

June 2009: BA Hons Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London

March 2009: Not Another F******* Art Show, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

February 2008: Jazztime, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London

June 2007: Interim Show, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

June 2006: Foundation Degree Show 2006, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Farringdon, London