In her many portrait series, Annie Kevans has always found new ways of presenting figures from the past, both the famous and the marginalised. From child stars to dictators, artists and the insane, Kevans imbues her subjects with a tangible humanity and sensuality. Her unusual portraits, which may or may not be based on historical documents, show the sitters as real people who both embody and reject our preconceptions about them and about the historical moments they represent. This exhibition presents a selection of work from several series including Women in the History of Art, WAMPAS Baby Stars, and The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier.
Since graduating from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 2004, Kevans has had solo exhibitions in New York, London and Vienna. Her work has featured in numerous group shows in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and the US. She has been a finalist in the Women of the Future awards and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Her work can be found in the Pallant House Gallery, the David Roberts Collection, 21c Museum and the Saatchi Collection.