Ed Lawrenson is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in the North East of England. His practice is influenced by the act of curation and delves into challenging modes of engagement and storytelling techniques. His artworks are multi-faceted and often encourage the viewer to investigate the interconnectivity between themes and topics.
In 2018, Ed received the Lee Alexander McQueen Saraband Scholarship.
PhD, Northumbria University, (2022-2025)
MFA, Northumbria University, (Grad. 2020)
BA Fine Art, Northumbria University (Grad. 2018)
Art and Design Foundation, York College, (Grad. 2015)
publications / books / zines
Henry Comes To Town, (2021)
Another Trip Around The Sun, (2020)
Bird Watching Association of Upper Riseley and the Surrounding Areas, (2020)
Municipal Buildings Council: Permissions for Civic Duty, (2019)
Without Foundation, (2019)
Elephants Will Drop In - By Parachute, (2019)
Poor Example of Documentation: Crate, (2019)
It's perhaps hard to believe..., (2019)
Your Search Ends Here!, (2019)
David Stood With Furrowed Brow..., (2019)
Something Synthesized, (2018)
Degree Show, (2018)
How to Build Your Own Piano (in G Minor), 2018)
On a different note..., (2018)
Ceiling Tiles, (2018)
Visual Arts 18: Catalogue Team (874 words), (2018)
The Bunker, (2018)
The views and opinions of The Bunker..., (2018)
Verbal Obfuscation and Multi-syllabic silliness, (2017)
The Return to the World of Art, (2017)
Fine Art II: Vol. i & ii, (2017)
The Entire Alternative History of Art: Volume VII, (2017)
You Want To Watch (so you will), (2016)
Now That’s What I Call Art 2, Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne. Organised by The Spaghetti Factory and System Gallery.
Another Trip Around The Sun, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Bigg Ideas, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Lemonade, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Encounter, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough.
Dark Matter, Middlesbrough Art Weekender with Spaghetti Factory, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough.
Zip, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Artist in Residence, Heaton House, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Heinz David, Spaghetti Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne.
NES 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Co-curator, NES Skagaströnd, Iceland.
I Can Still (Still), Part of Great Exhibition of the North at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I Can Still, Part of Reveal at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sonder, Part of Reveal at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Bunker, in A Seat at the Table, curated by Gayle Meikle, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Http://RED, Northumbria University Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Plaguey, performance for Dr Judy Thomas, Thomas Clenshers, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne.
PLAYBACK, Touring exhibition in collaboration with Random Acts, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Them/Us – Gallery North Project Space, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Limelight, performance collaboration with Charles Danby, Rob Smith and Georgia Bates, Cardiff Contemporary, Cardiff.
Prima Facie - commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, True North, HOME. Funded by Arts Council England. Showcased by Channel 4.
Final Show, York College, York.