Lucie MacGregor (she/her) Artist and Social Practioner.
b. 1996, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and based in London. 

As a multidisciplinary Artist and Educator, my making harbours the synchronicities between found materials and the situations they are extracted from. Paper records pair with the circular motions of a pottery wheel, flat tarmac is moulded into throwaway objects and clay is painted with nail varnish rather than the makers hand. Questioning binary-based conventions in art through multi sensorial approaches, my making moves between sculpture, drawing and performance.

Paper is recycled and reformed through these gestures. Collaborative exchanges have enabled me to research and experiment with the evolution of paper into pulp; it’s ingredients, formation and colour is driven by each making cycle. Producing the collaborative exhibition ‘Machine? Machine!’ (2023) I have co-facilitated sessions with two Artists and SEN schools workshops over the past 14 months at Camden Arts Centre. Pulping the gallery’s waste streams and local debris, we transformed ‘rubbish’ into a collective archive and broken machines into kinetic sculptures. Returning to grids and multiples in my sculptures, modular forms have become a harbour for these pulped pieces and other gathered fragments I collect. As a queer artist, I find the levels of visibility within paper pulping an empowering notion which I am motivated to share with others.

Recent exhibitions include ‘ Birthday Weekend’ at The National Gallery (2024),  ‘Mermaids’ at Corner 7 Gallery (2023) and in ‘Tethered’ at Unit 2 Gallery in London (2023). I currently facilitate art workshops with SEND adults with The Royal Academy of arts, young audiences at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2022 - present), AFRIL in Lewisham (2023 - present), Drawing Room (2021-2023), Towner Gallery in Eastbourne (2022-2023) whilst co-facilitating SEN workshops at Camden Art Centre (2021-present). I teach at Hampstead School of Art on the Art Foundation and Advanced Courses (since September 2023).

I have recently been awarded with a DYCP grant from Arts Council England (2024). I studied on the BA Fine Art (Hons) at Central Saint Martins 2015 - 2019 and studied abroad at Pratt Institute in New York during the Spring - Summer Semester 2018. I completed a Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art 2014-2015. 

Workshop facilitation at Camden Arts Centre exhibition ‘Machine? Machine!’

Co-faciliating intergenerational workshops at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 202

‘Pulped Pages’ a scrapbook making sessions as part of Presse Book Publishing Fair at Forma HQ, London 2023.

︎     lucie_macgregor