Jamie Crewe

  • Jamie Crewe

Saltpeter takes verdigris, 2014
Two colour screen-print on 150gsm canford blush paper
30 x 42 cm
Editon of 50

Jamie Crewe, a self-described ‘vicious changeling’, is an artist and singer whose art explores ideas of identity, desire, kinship and the precarious nature of community. Embracing video, sculpture, drawing and writing, their recent work addresses these issues in the context of love and LGBTQIA+ solidarity.

Born‌ in Manchester in 1987, ‌they currently ‌lives ‌and‌ ‌works ‌in‌ ‌Glasgow.‌ Crewe‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌Sheffield‌ ‌Hallam University‌ ‌and‌ ‌The Glasgow‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art.‌ ‌

They have presented several solo exhibitions: Solidarity & Love, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity, Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner, Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing, Transmission, Glasgow (2016). Their work has also been presented as part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); as part of the KW Production Series at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); as part of the Glasgow International 2018 Director’s Programme in the group show Cellular World at GoMA, Glasgow; and as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow.

In 2020 they were awarded one of ten Turner Bursaries on the basis of their sister exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, and Grand Union, Birmingham. In 2021/22 they will be part of British Art Show 9, which will tour Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Aberdeen, and Manchester.

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