Inspired by themes of transformation and renewal, Kneebone's complex porcelain sculptures are born of intense emotions, expressing movement and fluidity in a medium usually associated with stillness and calm.
This spring, four porcelain sculptures by contemporary British artist Rachel Kneebone will be displayed amongst masterpieces of the V&A's sculpture collection, highlighting the sculptors' shared interest in capturing highly emotive states.
Rachel Kneebone was born in 1973 in Oxfordshire and lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘399 Days’, White Cube Bermondsey (2014), London; ‘Regarding Rodin’, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012) and ‘Lamentations’, White Cube Hoxton Square, London (2010).
Group exhibitions include ‘Obsession’, Maison Particulière, Brussels and ‘Flesh’, York Art Gallery, UK (2016); ‘Ceramix’, Breese Little, London, ‘Lust for Life’, Galleri Anderson Sandstrom, Stockholm and ‘Ceramix’ at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2015); ‘3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool and Chapter, Cardiff (2013-14); ‘The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art’, 1st Kiev Biennale Arsenale, Ukraine (2012); ‘Living in Evolution’, Busan Biennale, South Korea, ‘The Surreal House’, Barbican Centre, London, ‘The Beauty of Distance', 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2008); ‘Mario Testino at home’, Yvon Lambert, New York (2007) and ‘The Way We Work’, Camden Arts Centre, London (2005). In 2005, Kneebone was nominated for the MaxMara Art Prize.