Jake Grewal

Born 1994. Lives and works in London.

Grewal’s work expresses autobiographical experiences within the language of Romanticism. The work is situated within a dream-like reality that references the male nude through a queer gaze. Figures are exposed tothe natural world which is often used allegorically to vocalize Grewal’s internal landscape.

 

EDUCATION

2018-2019

The Drawing Year, The Royal Drawing School, London

2013-2016

First Class BA Hons, Fine Art: Painting, The University of Brighton, Brighton

2012-2013

Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Kingston University, London

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2020

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, South London Gallery, 65 

Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH

Deity, Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, 91 Middlesex St, London, E1 7DA

2019

The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition 2019, 19-22 Charlotte Rd, Hackney, London, EC2A 3SG

Best of The Drawing Year 18-19, Christie’s, 8 King St, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6QT

Full English, Platform Southwark, 1 Joan Street, London,. SE1 8ES

Looking for Validation, The Nayland Rock Hotel, 1-5 Royal Cres, Margate, CT9 5AJ

The Greek Street Art Show, Gallery Maison Bertaux, 28 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DQ

Divergent Motion, Delphian Gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8DL

2018

The Earth Issue X The House of St Barnabas, The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D4NQ

2017

FA-ART, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library, 2 Grace Hill, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1HD

The Space Within, Neo: Gallery 22, The Market Place, Town Centre, Bolton, BL1 AL

Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st Birthday, Indera Kayangan Ballroom, The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Kg Jerudong, Muara-Tutong Hwy, Brunei BG3122, Brunei

2016

20th National Open Art Winners’ Exhibition, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, P019

20th National Open Art Winter Exhibition, Mercer’s Hall, Mercers’ Company, Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8HE

Recent Graduates’ Exhibition, The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW114NJ

Woon Foundation Prize, Baltic 39,31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW

Into the Woods: Picturing Trees, St Annes Galleries,111 High St, Lewes, BN7 1XY

University of Brighton: Graduate Show, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

 

AWARDS

2016

NOA Prize Winner: Cass Art Award

Woon Foundation Prize Judge’s Discretionary Award

Jake Grewal

A sigh falls out like a secret told, 2020

Oil on canvas

11.8 x 15.7 inches

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Jake Grewal

Cocked bows in a forest at night, 2020

Oil on canvas

11.8 x 23.6 inches

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Jake Grewal

Crooked teeth with parted lips // the beady eye of his horse II, 2019

Oil on canvas

11.8 x 15.7 inches

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Jake Grewal

Double tree / we and me, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

8.6 x 11.7 inches

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Jake Grewal

Restless slumber masked in fate // testing reality, 2019

Watercolor on paper

37 x 53 inches

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Jake Grewal

September’s the worst, 2019

Pencil on paper

5.8 x 8 inches

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Jake Grewal

Unwilling to meet another evening / they said breathing would be enough, 2019

Colored pencil on paper

11.7 x 16 inches

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