|Fionn Wilson (b. South Shields, 1972) is a London-based figurative painter.|
She has recently exhibited at the annual open exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition and the Enniskillen Visual Arts Open. Three of her paintings were selected for the National Open Art finalistsâ€™ exhibition (2016). Her portraits of former RMT general secretary Bob Crow and Labour MP Dennis Skinner form part of the Marx Memorial Libraryâ€™s public collection at Clerkenwell Green. Her paintings Marilyn (angel of light) (2015) and Christine Keeler with Her Cat (2017) form part of the Priseman Seabrook collection of 21st Century British Painting (the only art collection in the UK dedicated to painting produced in Britain since the year 2000). Christine (2) (2017) is part of the collection of the Yantai Art Museum, China. Her work was included last year in a four-museum tour of China as part of the exhibition Contemporary Masters from Britain (80 works from the Priseman Seabrook collection). Her paintings were selected for the ING Discerning Eye (2017) and Contemporary British Painting's winter group show (2017). She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and was a judgeâ€™s favourite in the International Womenâ€™s Erotic Art competition, 2013.
From 2012â€“2013 she set up and ran the not-for-profit SPACE art gallery in Southgate, London, in a disused bank where she curated and hung seven exhibitions of work from local and international artists. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and holds directory membership at Axisweb. She is currently painting for, and organising, a group exhibition which will be a tribute to sixties icon Christine Keeler. She is also working on a series of portraits of political activist, historian and writer Tariq Ali.
Unless stated, all work is heavy body acrylic on canvas/board.
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