Lesley Halliwell’s enormous spirograph drawing have been exhibited extensively throughout the UK in exhibitions including Beauty is the First Test, The Pumphouse Gallery, London (2012-14), The Infinity Show, NN Northampton (2013), The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010), Superabundant, Turner Contemporary (2009) and Bloombergs New Contemporaries (2002).
Lesley is interested in repetition, pattern, popular culture and process art while time, endurance and the tension between chaos and control are at the core of her practice. In recent drawings the single cell-like forms morph into each other, fuse and split creating colourful kaleidoscopic structures. This in turn has led to a new series of paintings and collages where Halliwell investigates, in a more conscious and systematic manner, the underlying principles of mathematics and geometry.
Lesley originally trained as a painter (BA Hons Nottingham Trent University 1989) and has gone on to gain an MA in Twentieth Century Art History (Goldsmiths, London 1995) and an MA in Fine Art (Manchester Metropolitan University 2001). She has work in private collections in London, New York and Europe and specialises in making bespoke spirograph drawings to commission.