Valengin, Price & Kitching

9 — 26 Feb 2017 at Jealous Gallery in London, United Kingdom

Grizelda Kitching. Courtesy of Jealous
Grizelda Kitching. Courtesy of Jealous
10 FEB 2017

Jealous are delighted to introduce our Jealous Prize winners 2016/17, consisOng of Margaux Valengin from the Royal College of Art, Clare Price from Goldsmiths and Grizelda Kitching from Camberwell. Join us to celebrate the launch of their new screenprint ediOons, created in the Jealous Print Studio during their prize-winning residency.

Awarded annually to a select number of MA graduates from London’s major colleges, the Jealous Prize is an all- expenses-paid residency at Jealous Print Studio, London. The full por\olio was placed into the V&A’s Permanent Print CollecOon in 2013, who conOnue to collect the new ediOons produced each year.

Chosen by the Director, Gallery Manager and Studio Manager, the winners work with our experienced studio team to create a limited ediOon screenprint or mulOple which is then launched to an internaOonal audience alongside exhibiOons in our two galleries.

Each year, the Jealous Prize por\olio is added to a growing archive that forms part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent print collecOon. Gill Saunders, Senior Curator for Prints at the V&A, visited the Jealous Studio in 2013 and spoke of how delighted she was to receive such a diverse and important collecOon of work from a selecOon of the country’s best emerging talent. In 2014, Saatchi Gallery dedicated a month-long exhibiOon to the Jealous Prize in their Prints and EdiOons department.

The prize is now in it’s seventh year and has always sought to reflect shibing concerns of MA Graduates at an important stage in their career. Previous winners include Adam Dix who has also been recognised by the Future Map and Catlin Art Prize; Ann-Marie James who has since been awarded the Derek Hill FoundaOon Scholarship at The BriOsh School Rome, a residency at Headspace in Japan and is represented by Karsten Schubert Gallery; Charlie Billingham whose work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and Saatchi Gallery; and Erica Donovan whose work includes a commission to transform The ArOst’s Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.

In this exclusive launch of the new ediOons of 2017 winners, we will also take the chance to reflect back on some of our most exciOng previous winners from the past seven years.

Clare Price is a painter living and working in London. She studied BA PainOng at Central St. MarOns and graduated from Fine Art MFA at Goldsmiths in 2016. Her work has been shown naOonally and internaOonally including solo shows at Studio 1.1, Charlie Dugon Gallery and the Acme Project Space. She has exhibited as part of numerous group shows including the Marmite Prize for painOng, What Cannot be Contained at Smiths Row and is due to show as part of "Glossary" a survey of emerging painters later this year. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Acme Jessica Wilkes Award and won the Student Prize at the Oriel Davies PainOng Open in 2016.

Grizelda Kitching has just completed a MA in Visual Arts- Printmaking at Camberwelll and currently based in Peckham. Her work uOlises both tradiOonal and contemporary processes such as screenprinOng, mono print, painOng and collage alongside digital form.

The delicate use of digital input ensures the original hand-rendered, textural qualiOes and use of colour remain the focal point of her designs. Currently her focus is on painterly, bright and gestural large scale designs that have the potenOal to act as wallpaper drops and panels.

Grizelda’s pracOce primarily involves paper based printmaking process led work. Typically using photography to capture images as a starOng point, then develop a response to the original imagery through colour and mark making. The development conOnues through disrupOon and distorOon and change of scale, developing an abstract, someOmes spontaneous mark through the use of mono screen print.

Grizelda recently won an Arts Thread compeOOon to have her work showcased at The WGSN Future Awards in London.

'Botanical Series' involves a selecOon of originally screen printed images, with added mono print abstract mark making - a response to her original botanical photography.

Margaux Valengin was born in 1992 and raised in a small town of the north of France. At the age of 18 she moved to Paris for an introductory year of study in art and design. At the Ome she thought she wanted to be a furniture designer unOl she realised that what she actually wanted to do was to paint. She decided to move to Brussels where she received a BA in painOng from La Cambre and then went on to complete her Masters in London at the Royal College of Art. She has now just segled in her new studio in New York City.