Rebecca Meanley received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2003, having previously studied at Nottingham Trent University and Glasgow School of Art. Meanley lives and works in London and exhibits internationally; she is also Senior Lecturer in Fine Art part-time at the University of Bedfordshire. Her primary practice as a painter incorporates drawing and writing and uses photography as a continual archival process.


Installation shots
Education and Experience


Postgraduate Certificate: Teaching in HE, University of the Arts, London (2008-2009) 

MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design (2002-2003)

BA (Honours) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University (1996-1999)

1st Year Fine Art: Painting,Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (1995-1996)


Solo Exhibitions    


2017                    The Inexplicable Moments of Painting, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2016                    When Paint Takes Over at ArtWorks Project Space,  Blackhorse Lane, London

2012                     Dissembling, The Atrium, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Hertford Road. London

2011                     Drawn In, The Hat Factory, Luton, Bedfordshire                              

2002                    Recent Paintings, InsideSpace Gallery, Great Titchfield Street, London



2019                    The Fight: Figuration versus Abstraction curated by Cedric Christie and Pascal                                  Roussen, Kunstgenerator, Geneva, Switzerland

2019                     Miniscule curated by Vanya Balogh, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, Cumbria, UK

 2018/19            Rendition (four person painting show)curated by KB Stowe, The Concept                                              Space, London

 2018                    Honourable Mention for ItsLIquid International Contest 5th Edition 2017,                                           Venice, Italy

 2018                       Nominated for Global Art Awards 2018, PAINTING category, Dubai 

 2018                       Hardest Hue to Hold curated by Aindrea Emelife, Elsley House, London

2018                       Shortlisted for Ashurst Emerging Art Prize 2018 by Conrad Carvalho and Aindrea Emelife

2018                       Spring 2018, group show Cadogan Contemporary, London

2018                        ArtistResidency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

2017                       Paint Lounge fundraiser at Sluice Biennial, Hackney, LondoN

2017                       31 Celsius group show selected by Paul Carey-Kent at ASC Gallery, London

2017                       Antennae curated group show at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London

2017                       Final shortlist for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2016                       Winter Salon at Angus-Hughes Gallery curated by Iavor Lubomirov, London

2016                       Open Studios, exhibition and Silent Auction, Barbican Arts Group Trust

2016                       Summer 2016, Cadogan Contemporary, 87 Old Brompton Road. London

2016                       Rem-Brand Name project, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2016                       Sixty , Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London, touring to Art Athina Athens

2016                       Small Is Beautiful, Flowers New York, Chelsea NY, USA

2015                       Winter Salon, Angus-Hughes Gallery curated by Lubomirov and A-H, London

2015                       Open Studios, exhibition and silent auction, Barbican Arts Group Trust

2015                       The Matchbox Project,, The Other Art Fair, London

2015                       Arte Mexico, British Art Auction at Morton Casa de Subastas, Mexico City

2015                       Summer Salon 2015 at Angus-Hughes Gallery curated by Lubomirov and A-H

2015                       A5, Platform Projects@ Art Atina 2015, Athens, with Lubomirov-Easton

2015                       Material Tension, curated by Day and Gluckman at Collyer Bristow Gallery

2015                       Sunday in the Park with Ed, curated by Cedric Christie and Pascal Rousson at                                       Display Gallery, London EC1A               

2015                       This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London , E2

2015                       Small Is Beautiful, Flowers New York, Chelsea NY, USA

2014                       Christmas Parlour at A.P.T, 6 Creekside Deptford, London SE8

2014                       BAG, co-curated this show at The Atrium Space, 32A Hertford Rd, London N1

2014                       From Here& There: Drawings from Swansea to Colorado, Elysium Gallery,                                           Swansea , Wales

2014                       TIAF London 2014: The Independent Artist Fair 2014, The Rag Factory

2014                       From Here& There: Drawings from Swansea to Colorado, Clara Hatton                                                  Gallery, Colorado

2014                      Small Is Beautiful, Flowers New York, Chelsea New York, USA

2014                       Artist Residency/Exhibition in Slovakia in Hontianske Trstany, Slovakia

2014                       Summer Salon touring to The Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout, Aldeburgh

2014                       Summer Salon Show, Lion and Lamb gallery, London

2014                       Future Flesh, curated by Jack Spencer Ashworth, Waterloo, London

2014                       Art Converters at Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London

2014                       Chinese Open, Q-Park China Town, London, curated by Balogh and Christie 

2014                       This Year's Model at Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street , London

2014                       Vitis Vinifera, Alexsic and Mortimer, London, curated by Alexsic, Roussen and                                        Christie

2013                       First Come First Served, Lion and Lamb, 46 Fanshaw Street London, N1  

2013                       Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Kingsland Road, London E2

2013                       Sluice Art Fair, with Lion and Lamb (works on paper), Bermondsey London  

2013                       Big Deal no.5, Q-Park Cavendish Square, London cur. by Balogh & Christie

2013                       Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. RA London

2013                       Braziers Open, selected by Studio 1.1, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire

2013                       Soul Meat curated by Lee Maelzer, Lion and Lamb, 46 Fanshaw St, London

2013                       This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London

2012-2013            First Come First Served, Lion and Lamb, 46 Fanshaw Street, London



2011                       Associate Fellow membership of the Higher Education Academy

2001-2002            Arts and Humanities Research Board: postgraduate bursary





Hardest Hue to Hold, 2018 exhibition catalogue with essay by Aindrea Emelife (my work on front, back and inside covers, 6 images and bio inside (published by Oaktree & Tiger, sponsored by HKS Architects)


Spring 2018, Cadogan Contemporary catalogue ( 6 pages of images and text by Rebecca Meanley)


Rebecca Meanley: The Inexplicable Moments of Painting, exhibition catalogue with twenty full colour images of my work and my text, for solo exhibition at Cadogan Contemporary, London, 2017


Arte Mexico, British Art Auction at Morton Casa de Subastas, Mexico City, catalogue October 2015


From Here& There: Drawings from Swansea to Coloradoexhibitioncatalogue, Elysium Gallery, 2014


What is an Art Book? Modern Language Experiment publication 2013 (includes series of four drawings)


Marmite Painting Prize catalogue 2008 – two drawing published