Lindsey Mendick’s (b 1987 lives and works in Margate) practice is hinged to her skilled work in ceramics, which she describes being drawn to for its tactile nature and its desire to be manipulated by the maker. She also embraces banner painting, sewing, metalwork, furniture making, and sound within her autobiographical practice. By playfully combining low culture iconography and high culture methods of construction, Mendick creates humorously decadent and elaborate installations that enable the viewer to explore their personal history in a cathartic fashion.
Recent solo and duo exhibitions include The Yellow Wallpaper, East Side projects, Birmingham, (2020), Space Commission, Space Ilford, UK (2019), PROUDICK, Lindsey Mendick and Paloma Proudfoot, Hannah Barry, London (2018), SMUT, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Lindsey Mendick, VITRINE Gallery, Basel (2018); Perfectly Ripe, Invites at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2018); She’s Really Nice When You Get To Know Her, Visual Arts Center, Austin Texas (2016); ‘Girls’, Rebecca Gould & Lindsey Mendick, Oriel Wrecsam, Periclo, UK (2015); and Performance: Disco 2000, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015). The artist has also participated in numerous group shows including Terra, Hotel Contemporary, Lamb Arts, London (2018); If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Roaming, London (2018); You See Me Like A UFO, Marcelle Joseph Projects (2017); Herland, Bosse & Baum, London (2017); …In Dark Times, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2017); Anne et Lucie, Musee de Valence, France (2016); and Mostyn 19, Mostyn Gallery, Wales (2015). She has recently been awarded the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award.