Rebecca Meanley British, b. 1976

Rebecca Meanley commenced her PhD at Glasgow School of Art, in the School of Fine Art, in September 2022. She previously received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2003, and a BA (Honours) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 1999, and she studied First Year: Painting at Glasgow School of Art (1995-6). Meanley lives and works in London and exhibits internationally; she is also Senior Lecturer in Visual Art Practice part-time at the University of Bedfordshire. Her practice is primarily painting yet drawing, printmaking, writing and the use of digital photography and video as a continual archival process are central to her practice.

Meanley is represented by Aleph Contemporary with forthcoming exhibitions in central London opening in 2022 and 2023.

She won the Drawing Bursary Residency at Brisons Veor, West Cornwall in 2020, and in

in 2019 Meanley exhibited at Kunstgenerator, Geneva, Switzerland and then Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, Cumbria' and in the four person painting show Rendition at The Concept Space in Bermondsey, London.

In 2018 she was selected for the group exhibition Hardest Hue to Hold curated by Aindrea Emelife, undertook an Artist Residency at Brisons Veor, West Cornwall, as well as acquiring several nominations and short-listings.

In 2017 Meanley had a successful solo show with Cadogan Contemporary, London; she was also selected for the 31 Celsius exhibition by Paul Carey-Kent at ASC Gallery, London. Her 2016 solo show When Paint Takes Over presented large-scale abstract paintings at ArtWorks Project Space, London, group shows in 2016 included Sixty at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London which toured to Art Athina, Athens, Rem-Brand Name at Lola Nikolaou Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece and Small is Beautiful at Flowers New York.

In 2015 Meanley exhibited in Material Tension at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, curated by Day and Gluckman, Sunday in the Park with Ed curated by Cedric Christie and Pascal Roussen at the Display Gallery, London, A5 Art Athina, Athens with Lubomirov-Easton, Arte Mexico a British Art Auction in Mexico City, The Other Art Fair in London and Small Is Beautiful New York. 2014 shows include From Here & There at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado USA which then toured to The Elysium Gallery in Swansea, Wales and Summer Salon at the Lion and Lamb, London which toured to The Lookout in Aldeburgh. Meanley undertook a residency in Hontianske Trstany, Slovakia, resulting in an exhibition there in September 2014. In 2013 Meanley’s work was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by Humphrey Ocean. Her work is held in several private collections.


Select solo exhibits include:

Cadogan Contemporary, London, 2017

Project Space, London, 2016

Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, 2012

The Hat Factory, Luton, Bedfordshire, 2011

Inside Space Gallery, London, 2002


Select group shows include. 

Aleph Contemporary, The Aesthetics of Enchantment in Abstract Art, 2022

Kunstgenerator, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019

Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, Cumbria, 2019

The Concept Space, London, 2019

Elsley House, London, 2018

Cadogan Contemporary, London, 2018 and 2016

ASC Gallery, London, 2017

Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London, 2017

Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, 2016 and 2015

Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016

Platform Projects, Art Atina 2015, Athens, 2015

Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2015

Display Gallery, London, 2015

Flowers New York, New York, 2015, 2014 and 2013

The Atrium Space, London, 2014

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Wales, 2014

TIAF London, The Independent Artist Fair, London, 2014

Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, 2014

Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, 2014, 2013 and 2012

Studio 1.1., London, 2014 and 2013

Alexsic and Mortimer, London, 2014

Chinese Open, Q-Park China Town, London, 2014

Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London, 2013

Sluice Art Fair, with Lion and Lamb, London, 2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2013

The Mews Project Space, London, 2012

Artworks Open, London 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009