Aly Helyer

London Based painter Aly Helyer’s artwork is figurative and its focus lies within colour and form. Her pallet is vivid and her marks waver above the canvas, teasing out a feature of a figure, before dissolving again into colour. Her paintings are suggestive and fleeting and her approach to painting is very fluid and her subject matter stems from a psychological and art historical approach to her work. Her paintings are strongly influenced by artists such as Pontormo and it also reflects upon Renaissance and Medieval art.  She has been exhibiting in London since the 1990’s.

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Aly Helyer

Education
MA Painting, Chelsea College of Art & Design

Selected Exhibitions

2019 What Spirit is This?, Sim Smith Gallery, London
2019 2019 Spring Break Art Show, New York with New Art Projects
2017 Nobody’s Business, Solo Show at Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London
2017 DUMB, Mercer Chance gallery, London, curated by Kris Day
2016 The Good,The Bad and The Ugly, Charlie Smith Gallery London
2016 Sampler, Arcade Gallery London, curated by Kris Day
2016 Endgame, Turps Gallery, London

2015 Ludic, two person show (with Joel Tomlin) at Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, London
2015 Into the Woods, Saatchi Gallery at The Hyatt London, curated by Roxie Warder
2015 Lucy In The Sky, Transition Gallery London
2015 Distorted Visions, The.Dot.Project, London
2015 The British Connection, Pori Art Museum, Finland

2014 Soft Subversions, Solo show at Herrick Gallery, London

2013 Old Master Dialogues, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, by Day and Gluckman
2013 Creekside Open, selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery, London
2013 SPEAK, CLOWN!, FOLD GALLERY, LONDON, curated by HOTEL SWIRLY-WHIRLY.
2013 HARTMANN. HELYER. LYDDON. BONILLA. & BAJT. We sell pornography here, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2013 Unknown Sitter Lion & Lamb Gallery, London, curated by Covadonga Valdes

2013 This Me of Mine APT London, then touring UK, curated by Jane Boyer

2013 A House of Many Windows London, curated by Day & Gluckman


2012 Exeter Contemporary Open 2012, Phoenix Gallery Exeter

2012 The Perfect Nude, Wimbledon College of Art Gallery and Exeter Phoenix Gallery, curated by Philip Allen and Dan Coombs

2011 Extra-Ordinary, Marion Michell, Tom Butler and Alyson Helyer, Core Gallery, London

2010 Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London selected by Matthew Collings & Dan Hays 

2010 Deptford X Open, Core Gallery, London (Prize Winner) 

2009 Configuration, London, curated by Day and Gluckman 

2002 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Touring Exhibition 

1994 Whitechapel Open Whitechapel Gallery, London

Awards and Residencies
2012 Exeter Contemporary Audience Choice Award
2010 Core Gallery Open Prize Winner

Publications
2018 ArtMazeMag, Summer Edition, Issue 8, Interview, ‘Interrogating representations of the self’.
2013 This Me of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age, author Jane Boyer, paperback, published by Xlbris
2011 Extra-Ordinary: Interview with Tom Butler, Alyson Helyer and Marion Michell by Chantelle Purcell
2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize, catalogue

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