Becky Allen

born in 1988

Becky graduated Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London (2011) and completed her Masters in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London (2013). She has participated in several art residencies, among them Villa Lena, Italy (2021), Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Mexico (2019), Palazzo Monti, Italy (2019), Girls Only, Mumbai (2016), and The Beekeepers, Portugal (2015). Past exhibitions include: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects, UK; Transatlantico, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey (2020), Pazzo Palazzo, Palazzo Monti, Italy (2019),The Humble Black Line, Frameless Gallery, London (2018), Drawing Now, Carreau du Temple, Paris (2017), Modern Penelope House, Gallery 46 (2017). Allen’s drawings were selected for both the Jerwood and Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shortlists in 2017,18 and 20 and she was awarded the Augustus Martyn Printmaking prize at RCA (2013). In 2019 she was awarded a ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ grant from the Arts Council England to deepen her universal connection to repetitive handiwork through Central and North America.
2013 MA Visual Communication Royal College of Art
2011 BA (Hons) Graphic Design Camberwell College of Arts
2008 Foundation Diploma Kingston University
2020 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects and Cooper Gallery, UK
Transatlantico, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey
2019 Pazzo Palazzo – group Exhibition, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Royal Drawing School, Drawing Projects, UK
10 years of DRAW RCA, Triforium Gallery, Temple Church, London
The Humble Black Line, Frameless Gallery, London, UK
Platform Artist, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK
2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Modern Penelopes, Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK
Drawing Now, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
House of Penelopes, Alteria Art, Gallery 46, London, UK
2016 Girls Only, Ministry of New, Bombay, India
2015 Whispers, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
Skull Sessions, Deptford X Festival, UK
Behaviour of Being, COB Gallery, London, UK
Soror, Safehouse1, London, UK (Supported by the Arts Council)
2014 Future Archive, London Design Festival, London, UK
Field Trip, Display Gallery, London, UK
2013 Fabricate, Leyden Gallery, London, UK
In Dreams, COB Gallery, Camden, London, UK
Hunter Gatherer, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012 The Yellow Wallpaper, COB Gallery, London, UK
NOX, solo show at Art Work Space, London, UK
2019 Arts Council England ‘Developing Your Creative Practice Grant’
2015 Thirty for Thirty, BURO 4 Emerging Artist Award
2013 Augustus Martin Printmaking Award RCA
Residencies / Collaboration
2021 Villa Lena, Tuscany, Italy
2019 Centro de las Artes de San Agustin, Oaxaca, Mexico
2019 Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2017 Cubitts X Becky Allen, London, UK
2016 Girls Only Residency, Mumbai, India
2015 The Beekeepers Residency, Portugal
2013 Churchtown House Residency, Ireland