Bio, CV and Contact

Bio

Adele Mary Reed was born in 1988 in Warwickshire, UK and is now based in Coventry in the West Midlands. She has been experimenting with photographic imagery, written word, collage and video through diaristic practices from a very young age. She graduated with a First Class BA [Hons] in Photography from Coventry University in 2016 and has exhibited widely across the UK.

Adele carefully observes the places she finds herself in seeking to playfully highlight the inconspicuous beauty of day-to-day life through using a range of analogue photographic materials. She is interested in the materiality and haphazard nature of film and video tape, taking unplanned walks, plant-life, moods of stillness and balance, topographical themes and since her child was born in 2017, representations of motherhood.

Adele facilitates Mothers Who Make Coventry, a fluid collective of artists who are mothers and a dynamic programme of happenings produced primarily with Coventry Biennial. She also works on digital management with Theatre Absolute and has a studio at Coventry Artspace.

Available for commissions, photo documentation (digital or film), and any other enquiries. Please email me adelemreed@yahoo.co.uk

Installing Instant Dreamscapes in Isolation at New Art Gallery Walsall, December 2021

CV

Freelance artist who has been commissioned by and/or worked for organisations including Studio Morison, British Museum, Coventry City Council, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Goldsmiths University, Coventry UK City of Culture, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Theatre Absolute, The Pod, and Photo Miners.

I have work for sale at the following shops: Photobook Cafe and a-Shop, but prints are available of all images shared on this website or on my Instagram @thecatbath

Education
06/16 – BA (Hons) First Class in Photography, Coventry University.



Residencies
03/22 – 05/22 – Collaborative residency with Paul Daly at Talking Birds.
07/21 – 12/21 – Artist in residence for Small Bells Ring, Studio Morison.
03/19 – 03/20 – Internship at Print Manufactory, Coventry.
09/15 – 09/16 – Artist in residence at The Pod, Coventry.

Awards, Competitions, Collections
03/21 – Part of Twenty Twenty Collection at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
12/20 – Shortlisted for A Confined Urban Vision short film competition, Bologna, Italy.
12/15 – Shortlisted for Bar Tur Photobook Award, The Photographer’s Gallery, London.

Exhibitions, Screenings, Workshops & Panels

Upcoming:
01/03/24 – Women In Photo Birmingham, Centrala, Birmingham.
11/05/24 – Walking Artists Film Festival, Leominster, Herefordshire.
Current:
06/01/23 – Mothers Who Make Coventry II at UHCW Arts, Coventry.
12/20, ongoing: Reality Check short film festival, Hundred Heroines, London.

Past:
06/02/24 – Eco-friendly Film Processing, evening course, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.
10/23 – 01/23 – Mothers Who Make a Garden, … like a short cut through the brambles, Coventry Biennial
15/12/23 – Postcard 2023, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry.
12/22 – 11/23 – Mothers Who Make Coventry I at UHCW Arts, Coventry.
26/10/23 – Rafts panel discussion, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.
19/08/23 – 03/09/23: Coventry Artspace Studio Holder Exhibition, Arcadia, Coventry.
08/09/23 – Assorted Prints for Heritage Allotments, St Mary’s Art Trail, Leamington Spa.
17/06/23 – River Festival, Transport Museum, Coventry.
15/06/23 – Un/Building the Future, Warwick University, Coventry.
03/06/23 – Walkspace 23: Contours & crossings in creative walking, Artefact.
24/03/23 – 21/05/23: Coventry Open, Herbert Gallery, Coventry.
21/05/23 – Magic Cinema Retrospective, Flatpack, Pan-Pan, Birmingham.
08/04/23 – CAROUSEL film exhibition at Photobook Cafe, London.
02/03/23 – 08/04/23: RBSA Photography Prize 2023, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
24/03/23 – 05/04/23: Photography Curated Show, Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham.
25/03/23 – Here: A Discussion on (Some Local) Artistic Practices, Warwick University.
08/03/23 – buffer zone, Leamington.
16/02/23 – 18/02/23: Hatched at the Nest, Talking Birds, Daimler Powerhouse, Coventry.
03/12/22 – 04/02/23: Collected Interventions, Rugby Open, RAGM.
03/12/22 – Art Fest, All Saints Church, Leamington.
08/10/22 – 29/10/22 – Cartography of Care, Spilt Milk, Edinburgh Palette.
22/10/22 – Home Plant House Movie screening at Garden Museum, London.
09/09/22 – Tree Felling at the Plaza screening, Talking Place: a Symposium, Manchester.
14/01/22 – 28/08/22 – Twenty Twenty Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall.
25/08/22 – Classic and Deluxe, Magic Cinema, Artefact, Birmingham.
17/08/22 – Films of Land and Water, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry.
05/08/22 – Seven: Skyscraper Stories, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry.
29/06/22 – Meet Me Under the Elephant, Albany Theatre, Coventry.
20/06/22 – Art, Motherhood and Lockdown, online, The New Art Gallery Walsall.
22/06/22 – Untethered Fairytale, Small Bells Ring, Canal View Cafe, Rishton.
23/06/22 – Untethered Fairytale, Magic Cinema, Artefact, Birmingham.
16/06/22 – Coventry Candid, LTB Showrooms.
15/06/22 – Alterstories from the Soil, Warwick University, Coventry.
03/22 – International Women’s Day 2022 screening at Fargo Village, Coventry.
02/22 – Walkspace Short Film Night, Artefact, Birmingham.
02/22 – Postcards from Great Britain, Art at the ARB, Cambridge University.
02/22 – On Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester.
04/12/21 – Listening Space at Primary, Nottingham.
10/21 – Sampling sounds of the future, Commonground, Fargo.
06/21 – 09/21: 13 Prints 36×24 at Commonground, Fargo, Coventry.
08/21 – 13 Films Aspect Analogue, group screening at Commonground, Coventry
03/21 – If Not Now, When? Spilt Milk Gallery online show.
02/21 – Artist-Parent Pandemic Video, CCA Annual Conference, New York USA.
12/20 – A Confined Urban Vision short film competition, Bologna, Italy.
11/20 – Various prints, Print Manufactory retail space, Coventry.
09/20 – Home-Works Spilt Milk Members Show 2020, online exhibition, Edinburgh.
02/20 – Coventry Open 2020 at The Herbert, Coventry.
03/20 – Postcards From Great Britain, Hotel Lion d’Or, Haarlem.
01/20 – (Un)framing our Identities group show at C-View, Doncaster.
01/20 – Rugby Open 2019 at Rugby Art Gallery, Warwickshire.
11/19 – 05/23: Walk With Us: Cat Stickers – Coventry city centre, Coventry Biennial.
12/19 – Secret Knock 1st Year Exhibition at Class Room, Coventry.
11/19 – PMF Intern Exhibition at Draper’s Bar & Kitchen, Coventry.
10/19 – Coventry Biennial – The Twin at The Herbert, Coventry.
10/19 – (Un)framing our Identities group show, HIVE, Blackpool.
09/19 – Re: Birth, Spilt Milk group show, Edinburgh.
05/19 – (Un)framing our Identities group show, The RPS 100 Heroines, Photo London.
04/19 – Open Projections: Digital Exhibition, group screening at Coventry Cathedral.
02/19 – Lahad Multimedia Event, group show at Draper’s, Coventry.
12/18 – Coventry Open 2018, group show at The Herbert, Coventry.
11/18 – Thirteen Prints 6×4 meets Cat and Pigeon, performance at Class Room, Coventry.
11/18 – Thirteen Prints 6×4, solo show at Class Room, Coventry.
07/18 – Girl in the Armchair, film night at The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry.
06/18 – Art and Diversity, group show at Backhaus&Co, Coventry.
08/16 – WEEDS and DUST, group show at Glass Box Gallery, Coventry.
06/16 – Europa at Transition Gallery, London.
06/16 – Free Range at Old Truman Brewery, London.
06/16 – Indiana Vision Presents at The Mockingbird Theatre, Birmingham.
05/16 – Coventry University Degree Show at The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry.
05/16 – Spon End Stories at Broomfield Tav, Albany Theatre & City Arcadia, Coventry.
04/16 – Earlsdon Art Trail at The Carpet Store, Coventry. (video interview)
03/16 – END||BEGIN at City Arcade, Coventry.
03/16 – Documentary as Art, publication launch and Q&A at The Pod, Coventry.
02/16 – Lost in Music at Theprintspace, London.
04/13 – Airmail at the Museum of Fine Arts in Volgograd, Russia.
03/13 – Living Quarters, collaboration with Martin Green at The Pod, Coventry.
02/13 – Of The Afternoon at Underground Gallery, London.
11/12 – FRAME_birmingham at Gorgeous Hair, Birmingham.
07/12 – Solo show at Browns Café Bar, Coventry.
03/12 – Picbod at Artspace Basement, Coventry.
12/11 – Here We Are at The Coldharbour Gallery, London.

Published in Print
01/24 – Action Rayz, Zine Eleven.
05/23 – Mothers Who Make a Garden: The Dreaming, Coventry Biennial.
03/23 – The Single Parent Project zine, Glasgow.
05/22 – Flightpath published by No Go Press.
03/22 – Postcards From Great Britain Catalogue published by Shutter Hub.
11/21 – To Coventry by Sun: poems from twin cities published by Nine Arches Press.
12/20 – Urban Sensographies published by Routledge.
02/20 – Mothers Who Make Coventry Zine Edition 1
02/20 – Girl Online, issue no. 1 by Gertrude
02/20 – Pinocchio’s Got Nothing On You zine by Broken Grey Wires.
01/20 – Sensing The City: An Urban Room exhibition catalogue.
11/19 – Spilt Milk 2020 Wall Calendar.
10/19 – Secret Knock Zine #4.
03/16 – InZine #5.
02/13 – Of The Afternoon Issue #2.
07/11 – Pistol & Fur Collective P&F 01 50 hand-made book.
05/11 – Timeshow Magazine n°1 and n°2.
03/11 – BATS no.8 and no.9.
07/10 – Télégramme Magazine Issue 2 and Issue 6.
06/10 – Poncz Magazine Issue 2.

Published Online
08/23 – Polaroids, Podcasts and Perambulation: a walking podcast, Walkspace.
07/23 – Polaroids, Podcasts and Perambulation, Theatre Absolute.
03/23 – The Davidson Prize 2023, City Arcade Patchwork with Coffee Tots.
06/22 – Classic and Deluxe, Coventry Biennial.
08/21 – Small Folk Found Sounds, First Meet Up, audio project for Warwick University.
06/21 – Lampedusa Cross photography for British Museum.
03/21 – underGROWTH storybank writing commission.
06/20 – The Garden Zine by Alix Villanueva and The Pod, Coventry.
06/20 – Maternal Art blog.
04/20 – Stay Home Zine by Secret Knock
03/13 – Waterfall.
01/12 – 27 Kodak Moments.
01/12 – We Are Young, Fat And Lazy.
05/10 – Guardian Camera Club portfolio review.

Articles
09/23 – Artists rally to help save Coventry venue, BBC News.
11/23 – Coventry Biennial: Championing nature by Ruth Millington
08/22 – Mothers Who Make: a movement that supports artist mothers, Working Mums
03/21 – New Art Gallery Walsall acquires works for Twenty Twenty Collection by NAGW
02/21 – MOTHERS WHO MAKE X HYPER-POSSIBLE by Coventry Biennial
07/20 – Saturday Shout Out – Coventry Digital by The Belgrade, Coventry
01/20 – Something is happening and building: Coventry Biennial by Valerie Zwart for a-n
11/19 – WALK WITH US: HEALTH & WELLBEING WANDER by Coventry Biennial
10/19 – Coventry artist found inspiration at The Herbert by Warwickshire What’s On

Written Review Work
02/13 – Juergen Teller: Woo! at The ICA, London.
07/12 – Robert Holyhead: Paintings and Works on Paper at PEER Gallery, London.
04/12 – LuckyPDF: School of Global Art at Fierce Festival, Birmingham.
02/12 – Clarke Gallery: The Mobility Project at The Meter Room, Coventry.
02/12 – Torsten Lauschmann: Before The Revolution at Grand Union, Birmingham.
03/11 – Hannah Starkey: Twenty-Nine Pictures at Mead Gallery, Coventry.