I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Midlands.
Through photography and moving image, installation and sculpture my work primarily seeks to address where truth sits in the boundary between science and science fiction in popular culture, the authority and veracity of the photographic image and the socio-political issues associated with dissemination of visual scientific information.
Such topics as declassified Ministry of Defence reports concerning UFO sightings in the West-Midlands, Apollo 11 conspiracy theories, calibration of scientific documentary photography, and The New Space Race in the 21st century are themes that feature prominently within my practice.
In 2017 I was selected as an artist member for the first cycle of the Parallel Intersection programme where I exhibited at various locations across Europe, such as Lisbon, Lodz Fotofestiwal and OrganVida photo festival, and was awarded a group exhibition at Photo London 2019.
I have been Artist in Residence at Wolverhampton University, undertaken multiples residencies at ArtCore, Derby, been awarded the NAWM micro-bursary award and have also taken part in the GRAIN/FORMAT East Meets West masterclass programme whereby participating members produced an exhibition at the Derby Photo Fringe alongside the FORMAT19 festival.
In 2020 I was awarded the FORMAT20 John E Wright Portfolio Award, and shortlisted for the FORMAT21 festival programme.
2023 - FORMAT23 - Wireworks Project - Derbyshire
2020 - Fertile Ground - Argentea Gallery - Birmingham
2019 - D.E.F.E. - Artefact projects - Birmingham
2023 - NIGHTMOODS - Shutterhub online exhibition
2022 - At Peace II - TwoQueens - Leicester
2021 - NEXUS - Photo Open UP - Padova, Italy
2021 - 13:21 - Riverlights - Derby
2021 - Present Tense, Future Perfect? - Artcore - IRL
2021 - Present Tense, Future Perfect? - Artcore - Online
2020 - Full House - localhost.gallery
2020 - Riotous Assembly - ArtCore - Derby
2019 - Acts of Disappearance - Photo London 2019
2019 - Gallery Launch - T Street Gallery - Birmingham
2019 - East Meets West - Derby Photo Fringe 2019 - Derby
2019 - East Meets West - Format International Photography Festival - Derby
2019 - RBSA Photo Prize 2019 - RBSA/Argentea gallery - Birmingham
2018 - Parallel Review Lisboa - 'Parallel Award winner' Acts of Disappearance - Lisbon
2018 - Parallel Intersection - Organ Vida Fotofestival - Zagreb
2018 - One Year Revolv - Safehouse 1 - London
2018 - Collaborate by Photoworks - FreeRange - London
2018 - Acts of Disappearance - Fotofestiwal - Lodz
2017 - Emerging Artists - Parallel Intersection - Lisbon
2017 - CREAM17 - University of Brighton Gallery - Brighton
2017 - EVE (experimental video evening) - BLOC projects - Sheffield
2017 - Negative feedback - Printspace - London
2017 - Locality - Divine Locale - Derby
2017 - FREERANGE - Truman Brewery - London
2017 - Connected - Truman Brewery - London
2016 - Identity - Four Corners Gallery - London
2015 - Portraits - 320 Gallery - London
2022 - Financial Times - Marija Cicak & Julie Kjendlie ‘The art of umpiring Tennis’
2021 - Telegraph Magazine - John Exton
2021 - Telegraph Magazine - Helen Naylor
2021 - Financial Times - Horatio Clare
2019 - Financial Times - Emma & Louis Matthews
2019 - Telegraph Magazine - David Wilson
2018 - Financial Times - Mark Hix
2018 - Telegraph Magazine - William Edwards Royal Wedding Pottery
2018 - Financial Times - Jim Crace
2017 - Financial Times - Judith Kerr
2019 - 2021 MA Film and Photography - University of Derby
2014 - 2017 Ba (hons) Photography - Middlesex University London
2013 - 2014 Foundation Degree Fine Arts - New College Nottingham
2023 - CYAN-CITY - FORMAT23
2023 - Nature Vs Manmade - FORMAT23
All images Copyright © 2020 Thomas Wynne. All rights reserved.