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 has been invited by Tom Croft, originator of the Portraits For NHS Heroes project, to curate a selection of works for the Google Arts & Culture online gallery, in association with Paintings In Hospitals, Now Live. HEALTHCARE HEROES Halls selected images imbued with narratives of emotional power as one of the highlights from the Healthcare Heroes collection and wrote about a select few as well as her own portrait of Katie Tomkins for the project, alongside curations by art critic Kate Bryan, author Mark Haddon, artist Adebanji Alade and A&E nurse Harriet Durkin, the subject of the very first portrait by Tom himself. NEWS: Roxana Halls was recently in conversation with Nicola Jennings and The Colnaghi Foundation on laughter, self-portraiture and her work in relation to the art of Judith Leyster, Rembrandt, Goya and Bellini. COLNAGHI FOUNDATION onlineNEWS: Julie Burchill wrote on Roxana Halls work and its broader feminist interpretation in Airmail magazine AIRMAIL for their Close-Up featureNEWS: Roxana Halls was selected by Ruth Millington as one of 6 Women at the Forefront of Feminist Art Today alongside artists such as Shani Rhys James & Caroline Waker in RISE ARTNEWS: Roxana Halls was recently interviewed for WIA ARTIST PROFILE Championing Women in ArtNEWS: Halls is exhibiting a selection of small works including DOLLFACE in their current Christmas Show at Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham NEWS: Roxana Halls will be exhibiting in JOYTHE STASH GALLERY at VOUT - O REENEE'S, LONDON from the 11th DecemberNEWS: Roxana Halls painting LAUGHING WHILE CRASHING was recently purchased by Luke Jennings, author of Killing EveA 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 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