Roxana Halls was in conversation with actor Katherine Parkinson for BBC Radio 4's ONLY ARTISTS first broadcast on the 5th December 2018. It is now available as a podcast via the Only Artists websiteNEWS: Halls is currently exhibiting a selection of works from her series APPETITE in the Spring Group Show at Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham NEWS: Halls has been selected for exhibition with her painting LAUGHING WITH MY MOUTH FULL for the biennial Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, which will open at Piano Nobile Gallery, King's Place, London on the 23rd May and run until September 2019 NEWS: Roxana Halls will be among a group of renowned female artists & writers exhibiting in and contributing to DEAR CHRISTINE (a tribute to Christine Keeler) conceived and curated by Fionn Wilson which will be touring the UK in 2019/20:The show opens at Vane (Newcastle upon Tyne) 1st - 29th June, 2019, Elysium Gallery (Swansea) 5th Oct - 9th Nov, 2019, Arthouse1 (London), 2nd - 29th Feb, 2020NEWS: Roxana Halls portraits of the cast, commissioned for the BBC Arts production of Katherine Parkinson's debut play Sitting were on stage recently as part of the production at The Arcola Theatre, London The Arcola Theatre, London. Halls' portraits of the original cast which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in the Gilded Balloon throughout August 2018 'can be viewed here'NEWS: A portrait of Roxana Halls by filmmaker and photographer Barry Bliss, taken for his MAKE A MARK series of photographs of 30 women painters, will be on show as part of the E17 Arts Trail this June. It was exhibited as part of the celebrations for the one hundredth anniversary of womens suffrage in the Upper Waiting Hall in the Palace of Westminster in March 2019UPCOMING NEWS: Roxana Halls is among a group of UK & Greece based artists exhibiting in Don't Leave Me This Way opening in London and touring to Athens in 2019/20Roxana Halls painting 'Laughing While Leaving' was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2018Roxana Halls was photographed for 'Artfully Dressed:Women in the Artworld' a series of portraits of prominent and promising women in the art world, including some of the worlds top female artists, gallerists and curators, in May 2018Halls is Pathway Leader of the FD Contemporary Portraiture at the Art Academy, London Bridge
Roxana Halls' work has been exhibited widely and is held in numerous private and public collections in the UK and internationally.
Frequently employing dark glamour and a wry deliberate humour, Halls' paintings depicting female impropriety work within the tradition of feminist art to offer a riposte to self-censure. Halls is drawn to investigate the meaning of cultural trends and invites the viewer to reflect on notions of gender, class, sexuality and spectatorship.
Two Films about Roxana Halls' project Appetite
, her costume collection & the role it plays in her work are available to view now here
Interview in Studio International, I often equate painting with performance here
Feature - Art Reveal Magazine: here
Interview with Stacia Yeapanis for Chicago based OPP here
Roxana Halls has, for several years, made her studio in the disused bar of a 1930s London theatre, now a bingo hall.
Her solo exhibition, SHADOW PLAY
, was held at Hayhill Gallery, Cork Street, London, in November 2011.'ROXANA HALLS' TINGLE - TANGLE'
was exhibited at the National Theatre, South Bank, London in 2009.
In 2010 she was the winner of the Founder's Purchase Prize in the Discerning Eye show, and she was the winner of Pride in the House at Lauderdale House, where she held her prize winning show 'TINGLE-TANGLE & OTHER TALES'
in 2011. In 2004 she was the winner of the Villiers David Prize, and in 2001 she received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
She has had four successful solo exhibitions at the Beaux Arts Gallery in Bath, her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows both in the U.K. and California, including the National Portrait Gallery's B.P. Portrait Award on five occasions, The National Open Art Competition, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, The Hunting Art Prize, The Garrick Milne Prize & Art Moorhouse. She has twice been invited to exhibit at The Discerning Eye show, and has also shown in regular group shows with Beaux Arts & Hayhill Galleries, both in Bath and at the London Art Fair.
Her work has garnered many reviews and features, including an interview with Ossian Ward for Time Out, Modern Painters, Art of England, Artists & Illustrators, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, Galleries, The London Evening Standard,City AM & Diva Magazine. Articles written by Halls on her work and practice have been published in national art magazines.
Commissions include Alan Grieve CBE, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation and John Simopoulos, Emeritus Professor, St. Catherine's College Oxford, and Nick Hackworth, Founder of Paradise Row Gallery for the collection of the late Brian Sewell.
Her work is in many public and private collections in the UK and internationally, including The Discerning Eye Collection, St. Catherine's College Oxford, the late London Evening Standard Art Critic Brian Sewell, Katherine Parkinson, Bel Mooney, Claire Thomas, Kelly-Anne Lyons, Sophie Parkin and Barry & Debbie Bliss.Portrait by Andrew Warrington, Paintworkfilms