Eve Ackroyd’s (lives and works in New York) isolated figures are intentionally devoid of context and unanchored by narrative. For Ackroyd the body supersedes merely subject, and rather, performs as the medium for which she can explore wider contemporary themes of desire, gender, and the myth of female sexuality. Despite her restrictive use of decisive lines, Ackroyd achieves a vast range of visceral and raw sensations- the figures toying between anxiety and unrest, intimacy and warmth- serving as reminders of how bodies negotiate space.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Group Motivation’, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York (2018); ‘Facial Recognition’, Convoy Projects, London (2017); and ‘Art Futures’, Hong Kong Art Basel, HK (2011). The artist has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including ‘NEW WORK PART III: SUBJECT’, Cob Gallery, London (2018); ‘Metaxis Uber Pool’, HILDE TX, Houston (2018); ‘Light in the Dark’, Sears Peyton, NY (2017); ‘Inherent’, MAW, NY (2017); ‘Dogs’, Raymond Duck, NY (2017); ‘Apollo on Earth’, HILDE, LA (2017); ‘On Painting’, Kent Fine Art, NYC (2016); ‘Precious’, CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA (2016); ‘Whispers’, Ronchini Gallery, London (2016); ‘Nothing Ever Happened’, Chapter 61, NY (2015); ‘Detail’, H Gallery, Bangkok & Transition Gallery, London (2014); ‘Signal Over Noise’, ASC Gallery, London (2014); ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, Cob Gallery, London (2012); ‘Told’, Cole Contemporary, London (2011); and ‘Strich Auf!’, Gallerie Pankow, Berlin (2007).