Above: Our Library of Light, Crosby Library, June 2019, commissioned by At The Library

 

 

Jenny Steele is a Scottish artist currently based in Manchester, UK. Her work references 20th Century architecture, most recently coastal mid war architecture and design. She is interested in the permanence of architecture, and in particular how mid war design embodied utopic hope for the future. She seeks to revive its positive restorative qualities through her practice that encompasses printmaking, sculpture, drawing, textiles and site-specific artwork.

Recent solo exhibitions include; Why be exotic in private?, The Foundry Gallery, London (2018), This Building for Hope, The Midland Morecambe (2017), Too Much is Never Enough, The Breakwater, Miami, USA, This House for Building residency and exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds (2017) and An Architecture of Joy, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2016). Recent commissions and residencies include Our Library of Light, Crosby Library (2019), A B&B, Blackpool (2019), The Fountainhead Residency (2017), Grundy Art Gallery Courtyard Commission (2016), Finding Treblinka for Staffordshire University exhibited at Treblinka Museum, Poland and Wiener Library, UK (2015) and Following the Market Square with Harris Museum and Art Gallery and In Certain Places, Preston (2012). 

 

 


Why be exotic in private? Rogue Project Space, Manchester, June 2019

 

Above images: The Maiden Voyage Installation, Georges Dock Plaza, Pier Head, Liverpool, September 2019