"Through the desire to represent a reality, one can hope for something resembling truth but it is one's own responsibility to choose that truth" - Jasper Johns

Working from her studio in rural Suffolk, Abbie Schug has established a studio practice that consciously utilises traditional painterly techniques to create images of quasi-beings; within which, she acts as a translator. Creating (painted) images in reference to non-aesthetic, (photographic) images of unidentified beings naturally mutated into partially solarised forms. The agency of these images, follows the conscious effort to confront the witness - purposefully introducing distance - to aid recognition of the ever-present boundary between physical and image-based realms.

EDUCATION

EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS

TEXTS

2018 - 2019 MA Fine Art. University of Northampton

2015 - 2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Drawing. University of Northampton

2020 MK CALLING 2020. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

2019 CONVERGENCE. MA Fine Art Degree Show. University of Northampton

2019 MA FINE ART STUDIO SHOW. Avenue Campus, University of Northampton

2019 INTERMISSION. Grosvenor Centre, Northampton

2019 QUICKLY MOVING. NN Contemporary, Northampton

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2018 CVAN PLATFORM GRADUATE AWARD. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

2018 RISING STARS. Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth

2018 FREERANGE. Truman's Brewery, Brick Lane, London

2018 DEGREE SHOW. Avenue Campus, University of Northampton, Northampton

2017 ROOTS. Avenue Gallery, Northampton

2018 [Shortlisted] CVAN Platform Graduate Award. Nominated by MK Gallery

2019 THE ARTIST AND HERSELF: A DIALOGUE ON REFLECTION. WithoutEnd Symposium