Rebecca Ackroyd

Long Walk, 2016

Plaster, Latex and paint 

34 x 43 x 5 cm

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About the artwork 

Rebecca Ackroyd is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art. Ackroyd’s work toys with the discipline of sculpture, as processes are dissected to their bare bones in a diverse language of making that questions relationships between drawing, abstraction and figuration.

About the artist

Rebecca Ackroyd (b. 1987, Cheltenham) is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: At Home Salon: DoublActs, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, UK (2016); Bloody Life, Herald St, London (2016); Is it heavy or is it light, Assembly Point, London (2016); Opals, Galerie Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway (2015); Works in Residence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Flora Fauna, Kinman Gallery, London Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2015); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol and ICA, London (2015). 

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.