Gabriella Boyd (b. 1988 in Glasgow, United Kingdom) lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
As a starting point for her paintings, Boyd collects found objects to serve as props in her staged domestic environments, citing that the histories inherent in these objects contribute to the narrative of her paintings. She populates these intimate compositions with depersonalised figures, or parts of figures, seemingly unaware of the viewer’s presence. This ambiguity welcomes a breadth of interpretation, but the narratives inferred are drawn from Boyd’s constructed environments rather than any open emotion or interaction between the inhabitants. The interiors that Boyd constructs are less literal domestic settings but rather there to house the complex psychological states within the paintings.
Solo shows include: STRONG NECKS , High House Gallery, Oxford, UK, (2013)
Group Shows include: East London Painting Prize, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK, (2014); Spring Fever, Saatchi Art, Hyatt Regency, London, UK, (2014); Other Places, The Old Fire Station, Oxford, UK, (2013); Big Show 8, The Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA, (2013); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK, (2012), Creative Cities Collection, Barbican, London, UK, (2012); New Sensations Saatchi and C4, Victoria House, London, UK (2011)