Ralph is a 30-year-old artist and writer based in Essex and London. His current practice and research combines printmaking, moving image and reflective writing. He attempts to create and interrogate transformations, mergers and in-between states of the image evoking remembered films, passed places and the instability of memory. Ralph exhibits regularly in London and the South East while studying part-time for a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London and working part-time as a printmaking technician at Havering College of Further and Higher Education.
Part-time study: Professional Doctorate in Fine Art, University of East London
Part-time employment: Printmaking technician, Havering College FEHE
Sep/Oct 2017: Prix de Print (No.25), Art in Print Journal, Vol.7, No.3, pp.42-43
Sep 2012: Curwen Studio Prize, Bite, Mall Galleries, London
Nov 2011: Clifford Chance Purchase Prize, Postgraduate Printmaking in London, Clifford Chance Tower, London
Jan 2017: Journeys through the in-between, Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford, Essex
Oct 2016: Passing through, Raum Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Sep 2017: LOOP, Bankside Gallery, London
Jun-Aug 2017: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mar 2017: Other way round, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London
Apr-May 2017: UAL Xhibit, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
Jun-Aug 2015: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mar-May 2015: Smiths Row Open, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Jun-Aug 2013: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Feb 2013: Curwen Contemporary, Curwen Gallery, London
2011: MA Printmaking (merit), Camberwell College of Arts, London
2009: BA Fine Art (2:1), London Metropolitan University
2006: Foundation Diploma Art and Design (distinction), South East Essex College
3rd Dan black belt Traditional Shotokan Karate
What don't we know about you?
I play in goal for a football team every Sunday
I've been a goalkeeper since I went to primary school
The Drowned World - J. G. Ballard
"To be an artist is to believe in life" - Henry Moore
What couldn't you live without?
....Hopefully I won't find out jus yet
How do you keep the balance in life?
Every week I train and teach karate, I play football, I go skateboarding, I make a print, I watch a film,
I read or study something that interests me and I write in reflection. It is in these weird and wonderful
combinations that I find balance