Paloma Proudfoot

Paloma Proudfoot works within a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, single and group performances. The London-based artist combines natural, organic materials, including hair, food or wax, with ceramics in order to create her sculptures and installations. Her works oftentimes display anatomical references and ostensibly otherworldly creature-like forms, while also depicting abstract shapes that are seemingly playful yet at the same time reflect on current topics of her own generation.

The artist implements her long-standing keen interest in clothing, textiles and fabrics, not only as materials that she incorporates into her work, but also in a technical sense. Proudfoot applies her knowledge of pattern-making to inform new and unique ways of envisioning and constructing her ceramic works. Besides her solo practice, Proudfoot also engages in several collaborative projects. She is co-director of the performance group Stasis, one half of PROUDICK (with London based ceramic artist Lindsey Mendick) as well as Proudfoot and Piasecka (together with Aniela Piasecka).

Proudfoot holds an MFA from Royal College of Art, London (2017). She will have a solo exhibition at the Lowry Museum in Manchester in 2024 and a solo exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2023 at Soy Capitan in Berlin. In 2022, Paloma Proudfoot’s commissioned work “Grief is recognised as a friend” was featured in Bold Tendencies in London. Her recent solo and duo shows include The Memory Theatre, Bosse & Baum, London, UK (2022), Today but not today, PROUDICK, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK (2021), Ferine with Saelia Aparicio, TJ Boulting, London, UK (2021), Project for an Overcoat, Editorial, Vilnius, LT (2021), Curing, Sans Titre, Paris, FR (2019), A History of Scissors, Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2019), The Detachable Head Serves as a Cup, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2018), PROUDICK with Lindsey Mendick, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK (2018) and There is one missing from your bunch, May Projects, London, UK (2016). Proudfoot’s work has also been included in group shows such as Off the beaten track, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, DE (2022). She has participated in the Tramway Residency, Glasgow, UK (2021), The Work Room Residency with Angela Piasecka, Glasgow, UK (2020), the Residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, UK (2019), the Moly Sabata Residency in Sablons, FR (2019) and the Thun Ceramic Residency in Bolzano, IT (2018).

Paloma Proudfoot, born 1992 in London, United Kingdom, lives and works in London.

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Paloma Proudfoot, Lisa Biedlingmaier, Isa Schieche, Camilla Steinum, Theresa Weber • off the beaten rack • KIT Düsseldorf • 2022

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