• OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: Nowt to Summat (2014)
    Nowt to Summat (2014)
    Exhibition view / Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: Nowt to Summat (2014)
    Nowt to Summat (2014)
    Exhibition view / Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: From Nowt to Summat (2014) [Detail]
    Nowt to Summat (2014) [Detail]
    Acrylic Paint
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: From Nowt to Summat (2014)
    From Nowt to Summat (2014)
    Installation view / Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: From Nowt to Summat (2014) [Detail]
    From Nowt to Summat (2014) [Detail]
    Acrylic Paint
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: Fold 1 (2013) / Back to Front (2013) / Drape (2013)
    Fold 1 (2013) / Back to Front (2013) / Drape (2013)
    Exhibition view / Untitled Gallery, Manchester
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: Drape (2013)
    Drape (2013)
    Acrylic Paint
    Photo: Cathal Carey
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Deb Covell: Back to Front (2013)
    Back to Front (2013)
    Acrylic Paint
    Photo: Cathal Carey

CV

Deb Covell

Lives and works in Saltburn-by-the-Sea (UK)

Education

2001 – 2002 MA Fine Art, University of East London (UK)
1985 – 1989 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Liverpool Polytechnic (UK)

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Here and Now, OBJECT / A, Manchester (UK)
Real Lines, Gray Contemporary, Houston (USA)

2014
From Nowt to Summat, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough (UK)
Absolute Zero, PS2 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough (UK)

2013
Zero, Untitled Gallery, Manchester (UK)

2005
Recent Paintings, Redbox Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

2004
Nuance, Saltburn Artists Projects, Teesside (UK)

Group Exhibitions

2017
(Forthcoming) Eccentric Geometric, Arthouse1, London (UK)

2016
THE FOLD, The Blyth Gallery, London (UK)
Transparent Things, Vane, Newcastle (UK)
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)

2015
We Insist, Biennale of Non Objective Art, Pont de Claix, Grenoble (France)
imima, Gallery Number Three, Carlisle (UK)
Real Painting, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Fall of the Rebel Angels, Riva Dei Sette Martiri, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (Italy)
Fools Gold, CNB Gallery, London (UK)
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)

2014
Sha Boogie Bop, Anonymous Gallery, Soho, New York (USA)
Inside Out, Surface 2 Air, Soho, New York (USA)
A5, Lubomirov-Easton, Platform Projects @ Art Athina, Athens (Greece)
Aesthetica Art Prize, York St. Marys, York Arts Trust (UK)
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)

2013
Dimensions Variable: Deb Covell, DJ Simpson & Tony Charles, The Manchester Contemporary (UK)
North South Divine, WW Gallery, London & Platform A, Middlesbrough (UK)
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)
Station to Station, Scope Art Show, New York (USA)

2012
OWWO, Summerhall, Edinburgh (UK)
Diamond Geezer, WW Gallery, London (UK)
This, That and The Other: Deb Covell, Keith Coventry & Barry Flanagan, Platform A, Middlesbrough (UK)
Drawing Show, Constantine Gallery, Middlesbrough (UK)

2011
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)
Fuze, Platform A, Middlesbrough (UK)
We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester (UK)
Afternoon Tea, WW Gallery, Quaffers Pavillion, 54th Venice Biennale (Italy)
Dander, London Art Fair: Art Projects, London (UK)

2010
Secret, Royal College of Art, London (UK)

2008
Prelude, Saltburn Artists Projects, Teesside (UK)
Monochrome Excellence in Greyscale, Lund Gallery, York (UK)

2006
Glide at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (UK)
Off The Shelf, Saltburn Artists Projects, Teesside (UK)

2005
Location, The Crypt, Middlesbrough (UK)
A Common Cause, Christchurch, Redcar, Teesside (UK)

2004
Loveletter, Arts Council England, Newcastle (UK)

2003
Muel, Docklands, UEL, London (UK)
Mythic, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London (UK)

2002
Made in England, Vortex Gallery, London (UK)

2001
Stranded, Old Aldwych Station, London (Curated by Grenville Davey) (UK)
Glimpse, Stockton Visual Arts Festival, Teesside (UK)
Onto Land Into Light, Arc, Stockton on Tees (UK)

Symposia

2014
Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets, Artists Rooms, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK)
Desired Futures, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK)

2007
Draw Symposium with Gavin Turk, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK)

2006
Seeds of Change, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (UK)
Road Show, East Street Arts, Leeds (UK)

Awards and Bursaries

2014
Aesthetica Art Prize (Finalist)

2009
NAN Bursary, CSDI Professional Practice Award with Simon Grennan

2007 – 2008
Arts Council England, Professional Practice Award: DJ Simpson, Art Lab, Brighid Lowe, Mike Stubbs, Richard Forster

2001
Northern Arts, Research & Travel Bursary

Reviews

2015
Aesthetica, Aesthetica Art Prize Finalist Deb Covell: Real Painting, Castlefield Gallery
Guardian Guide, Real Painting, Castlefield Gallery
Manchester School of Art: Art Theory and Practice, Paint for Paint’s Sake: A Dual Review of Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery
A-N, NOW SHOWING #100: The Week’s Top Exhibitions
Creative Tourist, Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery: In Pictures
REAL PAINTING - CASTLEFIELD GALLERY // JUNE 2015

2014
Art Monthly, Northwest Round Up, Zero, Untitled Gallery

2013
Guardian Guide, Zero, Untitled Gallery
Corridor 8, Zero, Untitled Gallery
North South Divine: Keeping It Real in Teesside and East London
A-N Interface, North South Divine, Platform A
Contemporary Art Society, Hobson's Choice, North South Divine, WW Gallery
New York Arts Magazine, Station to Station, Scope Art Fair, Platform A

2012
The Independent, Picture Preview, Diamond Geezer, WW Gallery
FAD Magazine, This That and The Other: Deb Covell, Keith Coventry, Barry Flanagan, Platform A

2011
FAD Magazine, So what's the Point of Being in Venice, Afternoon Tea, WW Gallery at Venice Biennale

Collections

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Paintings in Hospitals
Private Collections