The Artists

  • Abi Ola

    Abi Ola (b. 1996, based in London) gained her BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019, and MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, in 2021. Recent solo and group exhibitions include ‘All Are Gone The Old Familiar Faces’ solo show with Flatland Projects, Battle, 2022, ‘Love At A Distance’ solo show as part of the Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize, 2020-21, duo show with Ilke Cop at the VCRB Gallery, Belgium 2022, and The Slade School of Fine Art’s 150th Anniversary exhibition, 2021-22. In 2021 Abi was awarded a place on the University College of London, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean’s List, and in the same year the Almacantar bursary award.   Abi has designed Hatch in Indigo & Rust and Chequerboard in White & Black for CommonRoom.   You can find more examples of Abi’s work at abiolaartist.yolasite.com and on Instagram.
  • Anna Chapman Parker

    Anna Chapman Parker (b.1978, York) studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, and gained an MA from Wimbledon College of Art, London. Her work is concerned with immersive experiences in landscape, often using drawing to explore our relationship with wild plants in the context of contemporary concerns around digitalism, attention, the body and environmental fragility. Anna’s recent exhibitions include Sonikebana commissioned by Edinburgh College of Art for Edinburgh Art Festival, Imprints: Art Edits Modernism at Shandy Hall, Yorkshire and I sat till I could see no longer at Fife Contemporary Arts, St Andrews. Her writing has been published in MAP magazine, Rake’s Progress and Happy Hypocrite. You can find more of Anna’s work at annachapman.co.uk
  • Susie Green

    Susie Green (born 1979, Shrewsbury, UK) studied BA Fine Art at Newcastle University (2002) and MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2009). Exhibitions and projects include - Empty Rooms Full of Love (2021) exhibition with Cathy Josefowitz, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, FR; Double Trouble (2020) Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin DE (2020); Jerwood Solo Presentations (2018), Jerwood Arts, London; If They be Two, collaboration with Kim Coleman, Five Years, London and Pleasure is a Weapon (2017), Grand Union, Birmingham, UK. Recent solo performances include: Club Goddess (2020), live stream, Kunstraum, London (2020) and The Hold (2019) performance in association with Huguette Caland exhibition, Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK. Susie has designed Ribbons Wrap You Up for CommonRoom. susiegreen.co.uk
  • Fee Greening

    Fee Greening (b. 1990) is a Dorset-based artist and illustrator specialising in dip pen and ink. Inspired by Medieval, Gothic and Flemish art, she graduated from Central St. Martin's in 2012 and received a Masters from the Royal College of Art in 2014.  Her impressive roster of commercial clients include among others: Alex Eagle, Alexa Chung, Faber & Faber, Florence + The Machine, Fortnum & Mason, Gucci, Liberty London, Martini, Sony Music, Tate, The Royal Court Theatre. She exhibited in 'The Great Women Artists', curated by Katy Hessel, in 2017 and in 2020 had a solo show at Chateau Zoobeetle, Hong Kong. Fee has designed Climbing Curios, Twin Flower and Harlequin Pearl for CommonRoom. You can find more examples of Fee's work at: www.feegreening.co.uk/
  • William Kilburn

    William Kilburn (1745-1818) was one of the UK’s leading craftsmen and most celebrated textile artists of the 18th century. He is best known for illustrating William Curtis' 'Flora Londinensis', as well as being a printer of calico. He was also was the chief petitioner in March 1787, requesting Parliament for design copyright protection in the textile industry. More widely known for his opulent floral designs, the wallpapers Old Oak and Love Leaves were taken from an unusual set of watercolours discovered in a sketchbook by descendent Gabriel Sempill. Marking a departure from the chintz that Kilburn was recognized for, a full reproduction was published by Simon Lawrence’s Fleece Press in 2014.
  • The Grantchester Pottery

    The Grantchester Pottery is an artistic collaboration between artists Giles Round & Phil Root with ongoing contributions from Michael Fullerton, Olivia Hegarty, Sophie von Hellermann, Maria Loboda, Anne Low, Dietmar Lutz, Edwin Pickstone, Cally Spooner and Sam Windett. The group produce artwork alongside functional and decorative objects. All work remains unattributed, with the ceramics marked only by the TGP emblem. The Grantchester Pottery has exhibited in many public institutions including the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery and Camden Arts Centre, London and David Dale Gallery, Glasgow. They have designed Stony Point 1972 for CommonRoom. You can find more their work at: www.thegrantchesterpottery.com  
  • Edward Bawden

    Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903–1989) was one of the most significant artists of his time. His long career spanned much of of the twentieth century, and comfortably straddled boundaries between the fine and applied arts. In 1922 he entered the Royal College on the same day as Eric Ravilious who remained a friend for life. They had the good fortune to be taught by Paul Nash. During the following decade he designed wallpapers for the Curwen Press, tiles for Poole Potteries and posters for the Underground. His work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous humour as is evident in his ‘Wave’ wallpaper. Bawden's Wave wallpaper is now available to buy from CommonRoom.    
  • C.F.A. Voysey

    Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941) was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, perhaps perfectly described as 'an architect of individuality'. Awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1940, at the age of 83 and some years since his last architectural project, Voysey was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement and, some say, a forerunner in Modern Architecture, although he resented attempts to characterise his work and wilfully rejected those that were made. His architectural work was distinctive and memorable as is the furniture, wallpaper, fabric and domestic fittings he fastidiously designed with influences drawn from Arthur Mackmurdo to William Morris. Voysey's 1918 design Lioness and Palms is now available from CommonRoom. You can find more examples of his work at: http://www.voyseysociety.org
  • Kate Hawkins

    Kate Hawkins (b. 1980 Southampton, based in London) studied at Edinburgh University and the Slade, UCL and in 2014 completed a practice-based PhD at Winchester School of Art. The same year she also launched CommonRoom. In 2013 she exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at Spike Island and the ICA and in 2014 New Order II at the Saatchi gallery. More recent Exhibitions in include ‘Painting in Time’, the Tetley, Leeds, (2015) ‘Painting in Time: Part Two’, the Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago (2016) ‘Idea Home’, MIMA, Middlesborough (2017). Kate has designed Dressing and Undressing and Lucky Leaf for CommonRoom. You can find more examples of Kate's work at: www.katehawkins.co.uk
  • James Ferris

    James Ferris (b. 1980, based in London) gained his BA in Philosophy and Fine Art from Reading University (2003), and gained his MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London (2009). Recent solo and group exhibitions include 5050 Limoncello, London (2012) dienstgebaeude, Zurich (2012); ‘My Brother is a Hairy Man’, George Polke, London (2011); ‘Young British Art’, Limoncello, London (2011); and ‘Let’s Be Civil’, And/Or, London (2011). In 2014 James was artist in Residence at USF, Bergen, Norway and exhibited in 'I am a Painting', Kumu, Tallin, Estonia. This year he has been awarded the prestigious Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship at the British School of Rome. James has designed 282 Ways of making a Salad for CommonRoom. You can find more examples of James' work at: http://jamesferris.hotglue.me/.

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