© 2019 Anja Percival

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I live & work in Durham, UK

 

Studio 2 Fowlers Yard
Back Silver Street
Durham DH1 3RA

I am a printmaker, specialising in etching on copper.

To read my artist's statement, please refer to the 'Techniques' page.

After initially pursuing a scientific career, I then studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts, where I discovered my love for printmaking. Between 2005 and 2009 I spent the majority of my time working at several different printmaking workshops in Copenhagen and Odense, but in December 2009, I relocated back to the North East, and soon after my return I was awarded ‘Printmaker of the Year’ at Printfest 2010.

 

I now predominantly work from my studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham. I am also still a member of Northern Print Studio in Newcastle, and maintain strong links with Fyns Printmaking Workshop in Odense. My studio in Fowlers Yard is an open access workshop, where the public can visit to see printmaking in action, or participate in day courses that teach the etching techniques that I commonly use. 

I have secured gallery representation both nationally and internationally, with outlets including London, New York, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In 2012 I held a solo exhibition in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral, and that same year my work was selected to hang in the newly refurbished Millbank House, within the House of Lords. In 2014 I was thrilled to participate in the International Print Biennalewith the first solo show in my own studio, in association with Northern Print, the regional centre from printmaking in the North East. In 2016 I was shortlisted to create a piece of work for the Velux headquarters in Copenhagen, and my work was selected to participate in the New Light Prize Exhibition at Panter & Hall in London. 

Most recently, I participated in Printfest 2019 and was thrilled to receive two Awards. My etching 'Window Light XV' won the Hawthorn Award, and I also received the Visitors Choice Award for my work, sponsored by James Cropper PLC.

Education

1999 - 2002

Falmouth College of Arts, 

B.A. (Hons) Fine Art

1998- 1999

Falmouth College of Arts

BTEC Diploma Foundation 

Art & Design

1991-1995

The University of Edinburgh

B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Science

Anatomy

Residencies & Awards

2019

Visitors Choice Award at Printfest 

Hawthorn Award at Printfest for my etching 'Window Light XV'

2017

Haigh Award at Printfest for my etching 'Window Light XIV'

2015

Shortlisted for New Light Prize

2011

6 week residency at The Danish Art Workshops in Copenhagen

2010

Printmaker of the Year at Printfest 

2009

Bodil Prize awarded at Fyns Grafiske Værksted, Odense

Memberships