Helen Sear: Artist's Talk

Monday 3 June 2013 18.00

Helen Sear: Artist’s Talk

Helen Sear, “Pastoral Monuments”, 2012, archival pigment print

Helen Sear’s photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980’s. Born in 1955, her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, ‘De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain’, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe until 1998. In 1993 she received an Abbey Award at the British School at Rome, was the recipient of an Arts Council of England and International Photography Research Network residency in Finland in 2004. She received a major major award by the Arts Council of Wales in 2011 to develop new work.

Her publications include ‘Twice’, Zelda Cheatle Press 2002, and “Tale”, G39, 2009; in 2012 and 2013 she released two new publications, ‘Inside the View’ and ‘Brisées’, published with Ffotogallery and GOST respectively.
Selected collections include The British Council, The Welsh and English Arts Councils, The Department of Trade and Industry, Paul Wilson, Manfred Heiting, Readers’ Digest, Unilever, Ernst and Young, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and Aperture Foundation New York.
Helen lives and works in Wales, is currently Reader in Photography and Fine Art Practice at the University of South Wales and was the joint first prize-winner for visual art at the national Eisteddfod Wales in 2011.

She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York.