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Bio:

Tabby Li is a London-based artist, currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School. Her background is in Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics, having worked in Film, TV and Theatre for ten years, receiving the British Short Film Award for Best Hair and Make-up (2023).

Artist Statement: 

'Through the lens of my mixed-raced Chinese-Irish heritage, I’m prompted to question the complexities, nuances and feelings of belonging and notions of place. Looking at the formation of identity, culture, heritage and social structure, I probe how much we impose and interact with space (both public and private), and in turn, how space imposes on and interacts with us. 

My position is to avoid discussions regarding direct notions of identity or a particular amalgamation of cultural identity, but instead discuss the experience and feeling of Otherness.


Working with oil paint, found objects, latex and silicone, my current body of work explores ideas of agency in the absence of corporeality, probing ideas of constructed personhood whilst consciously attempting to avoid the trappings of a fetishisation of Otherness.

 

“Unfolded” (2024) is a recent work that probes ideas of constructed personhood, combining and assembling found, everyday objects with latex body parts.'

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S E L E C T E D   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2024

Artweeks - Ronapainting Gallery - Oxford 

2023

Crypt Collective  Group Show- London

Canal Boat Art Fair - Group Show - London

OPEN 04. - Park Royal Gallery - London

Home - Fringe Arts Bath - Bath 

OPEN 03. - Park Royal Gallery - London 

Everybody Can Be An Art Collector - Lighthouse Gallery - London

For Women by Women III - Ronapainting Gallery - Oxford ​

2022

OPEN 02. - Park Royal Gallery - London

Anonymous Drawings - Galerie im Körnerpark - Berlin

E D U C A T I O N

2023-24               

Master of Arts Degree - Fine Art 

City & Guilds of London Art School 

 

2014-17

Bachelor of Arts Degree - Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics for Performance 

University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion)

 

2013-14             

VTCT Diploma - Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up

West Thames College

A W A R D S

2023                   

British Short Film Award 

Best Hair & Make-up 2023

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