Deborah Westmancoat

Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter based in Somerset, UK. She has spent several years engaged in a long term project researching aspects of classical alchemy in relation to the movement of water found within the natural and built environment, considering how each stage of transformation might help us to understand landscape and our place within it. Current work looks at how a materials based practice can enable engagement with place on a deeper level through the actions of observing, following and recording the movement of water under / over / across / through specific environments.

Westmancoat exhibits frequently, throughout the UK and internationally, and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014, becoming a Royal West of England Academy Artist Network member in 2015. Works are held in many private and public collections.

Recent notable shows include:

2018 - Manifesta 12 Biennale: Ingruttati Palermo - international research project and installation of works in Palermo, Sicily

250th RA Summer Exhibition - London

Inventory of Behaviours - Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London

The Porthleven Prize - UK touring exhibition (Bath, Cornwall, London)

2017 - Cross Pollination - 516 Gallery, New Mexico, USA

249th RA Summer Exhibition - London

Casespace - solo exhibition at Bruton Museum, Somerset

ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London

165th RWA Open (Judges’ Award: First Prize for Watercolour) - Bristol

2016 - Subasta de Arte Contemporaneo - exhibition and auction of international contemporary art, Casa de Subastas, Mexico City

248th RA Summer Exhibition - London

ING Discerning Eye - London

Points of Views - Lazy Susan Gallery, New York, USA

Material Fact - joint exhibition with Stewart Geddes PRWA, Studio 1.1, London

2015 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries - ICA, London and Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

Subasta de Arte Británico Contemporaneo - exhibition and auction of British contemporary art, Morton Casa de Subastas, Mexico City

Subasta de Verano: Contemporary British Art - Morton Casas de Subastas, Mexico City

163rd RWA Open - Bristol

The Open West - Cheltenham

2014 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 - Liverpool Biennial

246th RA Summer Exhibition - London

Now In Reverse - Hundred Years Gallery, London