My practice is painting with oil on silk and Intaglio Mezzotint printmaking.
It is work that examines everyday images. These paintings and prints at first may appear representational.
On closer analyses you can find references to Darwin's theory of natural selection.
Disguised is a series of works I have been developing since 2015,
paintings and mezzotint etchings that reflect my interest in the myriad disguises in society and nature.
The disguise of self becomes the recurring theme.
My work explores clothing and make-up as a façade also with a protective role.
Images from the high street and passengers commuting question our identity in contemporary society. Women shopping, make-up promotions and reflections in department stores, a distorted and dark focus on consumer desires.
I apply paint and wax to layers of primed silk; inspired by found images and photographs I have taken.
I hand print the mezzotint etchings in low editions.
Small World, PS Mirabel Open Exhibition, Mirabel Street Manchester July - August 2017
Harley Open 2015, 2017, The Harley Gallery Biennale, Welbeck Estate
Art on a Postcard Secret Auction 2015, 2016, 2017
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Shortlisted 2016, 2017, Exhibited 2015
The Masters | Etching Two Mezzotint Prints selected for Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Bankside Gallery, London 2016
Spectrum, PS Mirabel Open Exhibition, Mirabel Street Manchester July - August 2016
SMALL PRINT TOUR
Small Print International will tour to 6 UK venues during 2016 and 2017:
7th May – 10th July 2016
Attenborough Arts, Leicester, LE1 7HA
7th January – 12th February 2017
Gallerytop, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EH
18th February – 15th April 2017
West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, WF14 8AT
23rd April – 21st May 2017
London Print Studio, London, W10 4RE
31st May – 31st July 2017
Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, NN15 7QX
Flourish, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, exhibition of 11 selected printmakers,
October - November 2015
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair with Arusha Gallery, April 2015
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with Red Gallery March 2015
SCOPE Art Miami - December 2014
Century private members club, Soho - December 2014
Derwent - Wye Gallery group show - December 2014
Edinburgh Art Fair with Arusha Gallery - November 2014
Times Square, New York with See|Me, Group event - July 14
Arusha Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh, Midsummer Night Exhibition, Group show - July 14
Hiscox Art Café London, Peskett donated art to raise money for the Housing the Homeless Central Fund. Included works by Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson - April 2014
Winter Exhibition The Sutton Gallery Edinburgh - December 2013
SCOPE Art Miami - December 2013
Edinburgh Art Fair - November 2013
The Story of the Creative, See|Me Group show New York July - September 2013
Wirksworth Festival 2011, 2012
Residency, Exhibition of works produced on a six month residency in the printmaking department at Chesterfield College 2011 -2012
Barcelona Showcase International showcase for artists at Casa Battlo Barcelona - December 2011
Palace Art Fair Fulham - October 2011
Shortlisted Guardian London Lives Exhibition Bankside gallery London - 2010, 2011
Virtuoso Group Show An event including over 80 artists and musicians. San Francisco - December 2010
Shortlisted Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2009
Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath Summer 2009
Form Art Fair, Olympia with Cosa Gallery - March 2007
Northern Landscapes and Buildings, Derwent-Wye Gallery Derbyshire - January 2007
The London Art Fair 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Art London 2004, 2005, 2006
Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair with Cosa Gallery - March 2005
On the Wall Olympia, London - October 2004
Spring Exhibition at Thompson's The City Gallery London - March 2004
20/21 British Art Fair, with Roman Black Gallery London 2004
Fresh Art 2002, 2003, Business Design Centre Islington
Whitechapel Contemporary, London The City Exhibition, group show with 12 artists 2001
The Discerning Eye Exhibition, selected by Sir Peter Blake. The Mall Galleries, London - December 2000.
Urban Landscapes, 10 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7JD, August 2014 - January 2015
39 Essex Street, Barristers Chambers HQ, London WC2 March - May 2009
LONDON:NY, Cosa Gallery London W11 - Nov 2007
West Eleven, Cosa Gallery London W11 - Oct 2005
Urban Landscapes, Cosa Gallery London W11 - May 2003
Public, Corporate and Private Collections
UK, U.S.A, Hong Kong, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore
Bentley Headquarters, Cheshire, British Telecom public collection in the BT Tower, London
Leeds City Council Collection, SIP Partners, St James's, London, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Soho Square, London
Verve Properties, London, Astins, London
The private collection of the Earl of Chichester, The private collection of Joe La Placa
My Time as an Artist's Apprentice in New York, Blog piece for Rise Art March 2014
Interview for The Art Circus April 2013
Cover image for Salvatore Scibona's 'La Fin' Courtesy of the Bridgeman Image Library, February 2012
Cover image for Paul Auster's 'Oeuvres Romanesques VOL III' Courtesy of the Bridgeman Image Library, February 2011
Lynn Painter-Stainers prize 2009 (published catalogue)
Georgia Peskett London|NewYork 2007 (published catalogue)
Guardian Guide ARTS 2007 (image featured)
The Hill Magazine 2007 (image featured)
BBC News in Pictures 2007 (image and review)
Reflections Magazine 2006 (4 page feature)
Thompson's The City 2004 (published catalogue)
NW Magazine 2003 (Cover Image feature)
Living South Magazine 2003 (Cover Image feature)
Clerkenwell and Islington News, Art Review 2002 (feature/review)
Georgia Peskett was an apprentice in New York for a time after attending Epsom School of Art and Design with a Higher Diploma in Art and Design.