Anne Curry MRBS

Anne Curry MRBS
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Anne Curry ARBS

Anne Curry’s monumental sculptures fuse the ancient and modern and convey the immense internal energy found in nature. Her unfurling leaves and bursting seed pods are a powerful exploration of the mathematical rules that underpin the process of growth, informed by the clean lines and pared down aesthetic of ancient Egyptian sculpture.

Her ability to communicate the extraordinary and pregnant power of nature has attracted an international following of private collectors and invitations to international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.

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French born, Anne has lived in England since studying for her doctorate in Eyptology at Oxford University at which time she discovered the power of sculpture and the seed was sown for her future career. French born, Anne has lived in England since studying for her doctorate in Eyptology at Oxford University at which time she discovered the power of sculpture and the seed was sown for her future career.

Anne was first a painter and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Watercolours.

A passionate gardener, she is profoundly aware of the mathematical rules that underpin the process of growth in the natural world. Fascinated by plant development, she recorded her vegetable garden in a series of paintings for a solo exhibition “Le Potager” in Paris in 1998.

At the same time, Anne began to explore sculpture. In 1989, she started studying with Rosemary Barnett, until recently Head of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture. She was quickly recognised as an accomplished portrait sculptor at home and abroad: her high profile commissions have included the busts of Roy Jenkins, Michael Heseltine, and John Major, for the House of Commons collection of leading statesmen.

After working for several years on the human figure, Anne once again found inspiration in nature and embarked on a new journey of discovery. Cultivating her garden she closely observing plants and captivated by life unfurling and developing in the form of flower buds, leaves and seed pods, she translates this extraordinary process, on a monumental scale, into bronze or resin.

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2017

  • Sculpt at Kew, Kew Gardens, London 9-15th October.
  • Venice Biennale, 57th International Art Exhibtiion, 13th May –  26th November

2016

  • West Lavington Manor, Wiltshire
  • Kew Gardens

2015

  • Newby Hall Gardens, North Yorkshire

2014

  • Duin & Kruidberg Estate in Santpoort, Netherlands
  • Beddington Fine Art in Bargémon in Var, France

2013

  • Cookham Festival with Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames
  • Beddington Fine Art in Bargémon in Var, France
  • Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s

2012

  • Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire
  • Beddington Fine Arts Garden Sculpture, Var, France
  • Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s

2011

  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
  • Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

2010

  • “Natural Sources”, The Cartshed Gallery, Dorset
  • “Sculpture in the Garden”, Newland End Gardens, Essex, featuring  her latest large scale sculptures based on organic shapes

2009

  • Newby Hall Gardens, North Yorkshire

2008

  • Levens Hall, Cumbria

2007

  • Arndeane Gallery, London. Solo sculpture exhibition of portraits, nudes and stone carvings of plant forms

2006, 2002, 1999, 1997

  • Society of Portrait Sculptors, London

2005

  • Olympia Antiques Fair, and BADA Fair, London, with Stephen Jack  Fine  Arts: portraits and nudes

2004, 2003

  • Art London, with Fine Art Commissions: portrait

2002

  • Arndean Gallery, London, with Fine Art Commissions: portrait

2001

  • Clotilde Vulliemin – Geneva

1998

  • Royal Society of British Artists, London: stone nude

1995

  • National Portrait Gallery, London; “Breaking the Mould: Material and Methods of Sculpture.”

1991

  • Starts working on commissions

1991-1989

  • Studies sculpture under Rosemary Barnett, until recently Head of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent

1972

  • Moves to East Anglia, brings up a family and creates a garden.
  • Publishes The Egyptian and Egyptianizing Monuments of Imperial  Rome (under her maiden name A. Roullet) – Leiden 1972

1971-1968

  • Assistant Editor for La Revue de l’Art, in Paris

1968-1961

  • Doctorate in Egyptology (Oxford)
  • Degree in History of Art (Sorbonne, Paris)
  • Degree in Political Science (Bordeaux University)