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: Roxana Halls work BINDING along with a new painting AVENGING made for the show will be exhibited in KAPOW at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, from the 8th February - 27th September 2020NEWS: an in depth article by Michael Eden on Halls' work including an extended interview NO HEROIC MALE MASTER in the current issue of TREBUCHET magazine NEWS: the last of three articles commissioned by Artists and Illustrators on Halls' Self Portrait course at Art Academy London is out now LIFE'S A DRAG in the February issue of the magazineNEWS: Roxana Halls is 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 opened 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 is among a group of UK & Greece based artists currently exhibiting in Don't Leave Me This Way which opened at The Stash Gallery London 7th - 30th November and is touring to Athens in Spring 2020NEWS: Halls is exhibiting a selection of works from her series APPETITE in the 10th Anniversary Group Show at Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham NEWS: 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'A portrait of Roxana Halls by filmmaker and photographer Barry Bliss, taken for his MAKE A MARK series of photographs of 30 women painters 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 2019Roxana Halls portrait by fine art photographer and historian Carla van de Puttelaar forms part of her series '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. Van de Puttelaar's portrait of Halls will be on of 60 from the series to be exhibited in the art fair TEFAF Fall 2019'and will hang throughout the Park Avenue Armory in November 2019. The show is sponsored by TEFAF and Bank of AmericaHalls is Pathway Leader of the FD Contemporary Portraiture at the Art Academy, London Bridge
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
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.
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.
Roxana Halls has, for several years, made her studio in the disused bar of a 1930s London theatre, now a bingo hall.
She was recently announced as winner of the Derwent Special prize, in 2010 she was the winner of the Founders 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 internationally, including the National Portrait Gallerys B.P. Portrait Award on five occasions, The RA Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Competition, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, The Hunting Art Prize and The Garrick Milne Prize. She has twice been invited to exhibit at The Discerning Eye, and has also exhibited her work in regular group shows with Beaux Arts & Hayhill Galleries, both in Bath and at the London Art Fair. Halls will be among a group of reknowned female artists and writers exhibiting in and contributing to Dear Christine (a tribute to Christine Keeler) which will be touring the UK in 2019/20.
Halls was recently broadcast in conversation with actor Katherine Parkinson for BBC Radio 4's Only Artists which was recorded at her south London studio. Her work has garnered many reviews and features, including an interview with Ossian Ward for Time Out, Modern Painters, Wallpaper*, Art of England, Artists & Illustrators, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, Galleries, The London Evening Standard, City AM & Diva Magazine.
Commissions include Alan Grieve CBE, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation and John Simopoulos, Emeritus Professor, St. Catherines College Oxford, for the late Brian Sewell and she has also produced a series of portraits for BBC Arts.
Her work is in many public and private collections in the UK and internationally, including The Discerning Eye Collection, St. Catherines College Oxford, the late London Evening Standard Art Critic Brian Sewell, Katherine Parkinson, Julie Burchill, Claire Thomas, Bel Mooney, Rosa Bosch, Sophie Parkin, Barry & Debbie Bliss MBE and Luke Jennings, Author of the Killing Eve novels.Portrait by Andrew Warrington, Paintworkfilms