Banner Image: Kittie State, installation view, cardboard, cat litter, various rocks and minerals, water, glasses, brown tape, computer paper, 2020
Holly English is an interdisciplinary artist working in text, installation, performance, horticulture, hospitality, and film. Her interest is in the systems and structures that govern our actions and desires. The economy, human supremacy, work, and UK politics are scrutinized through the eyes of an amateur nature enthusiast.
Holly’s practice exists via a performative persona which operates somewhere between a frazzled mother figure and an assertive small child. Carrying out her work with great diligence, there is a tongue-in-cheek self-affirmation in her naive attempts to be a better earth member.
Holly completed her MA at Chelsea College of Art in 2020. Her work has been shown at Saatchi Gallery, London, and as part of “Constructing Landscapes/Building Worlds” at Late at Tate Britain Online. She was a guest artist at TABA Symposium for Circular Design and at Culture Reset “Art and Money” online.
Holly is an active studio member at SVA in Gloucestershire, UK, where she currently lives and works, initiating and participating in numerous community projects while regularly exhibiting in the gallery.
She is co-founder of The Last Cochineal alongside Olivia Mossuto, a community researching mutuality and consumption and home to the Trans Temporal Supper Club, and is co-author of the “Potato Money” initiative. For more information, you can visit her website here.
Work by Holly English