Tinsel Edwards lives and works in East London. She was born in Leamington Spa, 1979.
The themes in Tinsel’s work are varied, with a combination of emotive and personal elements and a strong desire to highlight social and cultural issues.
“I am interested in and romanticise about the idea of protest, I’m inspired by the spirit of punk, rebellion and grassroot movements. In some parts of my practice I explore subjects such as the effects of consumerism and the wealth divide, in others I look closely at our emotions, our desires, hopes and fears as individuals. My recent work explores the transience of life and the human condition"
London, United Kingdom
Ba Hons Fine Art - Goldsmiths College
Foundation in Art & Design - Warwickshire College
SOLO SHOWS : 'It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times' Steal from Work gallery, Bristol, June 2009 - Joint show with Twinkle 'A Year of Private Views' Artport, Berlin, Sept 2008 'A Year of Private Views' Pure Evil Gallery, London, June 2008 'This is Modern Art' Dragon Bar, Oct 2006 'I hope there's free drink tonight', Beyond the Valley, Newburgh St W1 Aug 2006 'I Could've Done that', Isonerv, Stoke Newington Aug 2005 The Factory, Wigmore Street W1, June 2004 Two Floors , Kingly St. W1 Dec 2003 Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton, Dec 2002, Dec 2002 12 Bar Club, Denmark St W1, July 2002
GROUP SHOWS: Rosetta Stone - Jena Kunstverein group show, Germany, June 2009 Secret Blisters screenprint show - MC Motors, Dalston, June 2009 Temporary Art Space, Halifax, August 2009 Make Over - Stella Dore group show, London November 2008 The Great Cake Escape Tearooms, London, Sept 2008 Stella Dore Group Show, The Sebastian Guiness Gallery, Dublin, July 2008 'East meets West' La Viande Gallery, London, May 2008 AlterNATIVITY' Stella Dore Group show, London, Dec 2007 'Breakpads' The Garej, Cardiff, Nov 2007 'Punk, A Directory of Modern Subversive Culture' Hamburg, Aug 2007 'Punk, A Directory of Modern Subversive Culture' London, July 2007 'Light Sentence' Munich, Jan 2007 'Santas Ghetto', Oxford st, Dec 2006 'The Fairies', Tomtom Gallery, New Compton St W1, July 2006 'Snowfold', Fold Gallery, Cumbria, Dec 2005 Multiplex Open Studios, The Old Hackney Cinema, Shoreditch, Sept/Dec 2005 'All Washed Up', Cardiff, Aug, 2005 'Service Not Included' ADI Gallery, Shoreditch, June 2005 The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel, Feb' 2005 'Somewhere to go Show', Trinity School, Leamington Spa, Feb' 2005 Sun & Doves Gallery, Camberwell, Dec 2004 Smudge Gallery, Spitalfields, Oct 2004 Islington Contemporary Art fair, Candid Galleries Sept 2004 Cream, Sun & Doves Gallery, Camberwell, July 2004 Icons and Superheroes, Oxford House, Bethnal Green, July 2004 Deptford X, June 2003 Wet Paint, SE10 Gallery, Greenwich, May 2003 The Foundry, Old St. Sept 2002 Observable occurances V.T.O Gallery, Hackney, May 2002 Redgate Gallery, Brixton, Feb 2001 291 Gallery, Oct 2000 The Foyer Gallery, Kingston, Aug 2000 Sun & Doves Gallery, Camberwell, April 2000 The New London Theatre, W1, Sept 1999 Chinawhite, W1, May 1999 in association with art/literary tour Art-throb art in a lunch box Gatliffe Depot. Chelsea Bridge Sept 1999 (in assoc. with Blueprint magazine) The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, July 1999 The Earl of Smith Gallery, Leamington Spa, Aug 1997