About Artist
Selected Artworks
News
Exhibitions

About Artist

Prudence Ainslie is primarily a printmaker. She documents places with the intention of re-analysing the act of seeing. For her the viewing experience is absorbed through process and the re-working of multiple media – By folding, layering, and abstracting to create subtle illusions and construct tangible worlds that allude to the original space. There is an interrogation of the fluctuation between the reading of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

Her images often bring together the traditional 20th century woodcut and contemporary digital printing methods, exploiting the subtle layering of contrasting print media.

Ainslie’s work is held by public collections including UK: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Golder-Thompson Collection; Chichester University; Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection, Wiltshire; USA: United Therapeutics Corp. Collection, USA.

Ainslie was born in Wiltshire, UK in 1990. She studied BA(Hons.) Fine Art, Printmaking, at the University of Brighton, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2013. Alongside working in her studio and exhibiting, Ainslie also has printmaking experience as studio assistant for artists Eileen Cooper RA. and Sara Lee, and as Print Editioner for Sanguine Studios, Bermondsey. She was Archivist & Studio assistant for artist Tom Hammick from 2013 -2015. In 2020 Ainslie was shortlisted for the Jerwood PMT Print Prize.

Selected Artworks

News

New prints include ‘arche –across’ and ‘arche –between’, each image entices exploration through a field of colour. The viewer is absorbed into the space, initially unaware of the reconfiguration of perspective and location. Combining contemporary archival digital and woodcut printmaking methods, enhances the fluxus in the surface of these prints. BUY NOW

Ainslie is a shortlisted artist for the Jerwood -PMT Print Prize 2020.

Exhibitions

2020
The Faraway Nearby. Rabley Gallery, Rabley Drawing Centre, UK
IFPDA Print Fair, NY, USA – Rabley Gallery
London Original Print Fair, UK – Rabley Gallery

2019
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Gallery, Royal Academy, London

2018
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Gallery, Royal Academy, London

2017-18
PAPER, Works on paper from the Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection.

2017
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Contemporary, Royal Academy, London
London Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary, Design Business Centre, London

2016
INK Miami, Rabley Gallery, Miami, Florida
ISOLA – In Sight of Titian’s Garden and the Laguna Venetta, Rabley Gallery, UK
Surface Cutting, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Contemporay, Royal Academy, London
London Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary, Design Business Centre, London

2015
INK Miami, Rabley Gallery, Miami, Florida
Multiplied Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary, Christies
National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Gallery, Royal Academy, London

2014
INK Miami, Rabley Gallery, Miami, Florida

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
London Original Print Fair, Rabley Gallery, Royal Academy, London

2013
Multiplied Art Fair, Rabley Contemporary, Christies, London
Rabley Summer Exhibition, Rabley Contemporary, UK

2012
Interim Show, University of Brighton

2011
Everything all of the Time, Fisherman’s Gallery, Brighton
Inprint, Café Delice, Brighton

Residencies
2015
Rabley Artists Residency in Venice, Palazzo Dalla Rosa, Venice.

Public Exhibitions
UK: PAPER, Swindon Museum and Gallery, (2018): Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2019,2018,2017,2015,2014);
2016, Surface Cutting, Royal Academy, London

Public Collections
UK: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Golder-Thompson Collection; Chichester University; Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection, Wiltshire; USA: United Therapeutics Corp. Collection, USA.