Lindsey MENDICK’s uniquely autobiographical practice is rooted in her skilled work in ceramics, which she describes being drawn to for its tactile nature and its inherent manipulative qualities. 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. Mendick’s diverse practice also encompasses banner painting, sewing, metalwork, furniture making, and sound.
Mendick received an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London and she has been included in solo and duo exhibitions, recent 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).
Mendick was the recipient of the Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020, the Alexandra Reinhardt memorial award in 2018 and was also selected for Jerwood Survey 2019 and the Future Generations Art Prize 2021.