Statement of Practice - Freya’s work connects with the emotional, ritual moments in life’s passage. She is interested how we feel and mark ‘time’ passing. The work itself requires time; a pattern of ‘repeat looking’- of making and breaking associations, to unfold. It asks, how do memory, longing, mourning, dreaming mesh together to give us a sense of place and self? Her wide ranging practice brings together paintings, sculptures and prints; with a respect and an eye for colour, form and the discipline of making.
1968 Born in Woking
1986-87 Falmouth Art School
1987-90 Manchester Polytechnic
1992-94 Royal College of Art, London
1994-95 Royal College of Art, London. One year printmaking fellowship
1996-99 Visiting Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Oxfordshire College of Art & Design
1997 Winner of the Villiers David Travel Award
2001 Visiting Lecturer, Falmouth College of Art Onwards
2003 The Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Fellowship
1995 Diver. Flowers Graphics, London
1996 New Works. Flowers Graphics, London
1997 Attelier 2221. New Delhi, India
2001 Traveller. Flowers East, London Boats for dry rivers. Flowers West, Santa Monica
2002 Silver Tongue. Flowers East, London
2004 Armour for the Broken Hearted. Flowers Central, London
2006 Stranger Song. Flowers East, London
2011 Medals for Motherhood. Flowers Cork Street, London
2014 Print Retrospective. Flowers East, London.
1995 Centenary 12 Artists Portfolio, Royal College of Art, The V & A
1996-2016 Small is beautiful, Flowers Galleries. London and New York.
1996 Altamira, The International Centre for Graphic Art, Slovenia
1997 House, The Shipwrights Palace, London. Site-specific sculpture, installation and set design for the choreographer Athina Vahla.
2003-2016 The summer exhibition, The Royal Academy, London.
2003 The summer exhibition, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland. Relative Values, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery. Site-specific installation.
2004 Spiritus Mundi, Flowers East, London
2007 The Figure...A British Tradition, McColl Center for Visual Art, USA
2011 Flowers Editions, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Many Hands, The Royal Society, London
Image of the Year 2007, Royal Academy of Arts
Discerning Eye Regional Prize 2006
Cuthbert 'New Young Artist' Award,
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 2005
Fellowship 2003, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
The Villiers David Prize 1999, (Enabling ar tist to work and travel for 6 months)
Printmaking Fellowship 1994-5, Royal College of Art, London