Archive of Author | Kelly Chorpening

Kelly Chorpening is an artist, writer and educator with an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Selected exhibitions include a recent solo show at Horatio Junior (London) and group shows at Hanover Project Space (Preston), Dilston Grove (London) and Voorkamer (Lier, Belgium). She regularly gives presentations on drawing and many of her projects are co-developed as books. Work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2016) and the Derwent Prize (2016 & 2014). She recently curated ‘A History of Drawing’ for Camberwell Space, charting the practice and teaching of drawing at Camberwell College of Arts since the post-war period and is currently co-editing with Rebecca Fortnum A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, containing newly commissioned essays on contemporary drawing, to be published by Wiley Blackwell in 2018.  Kelly has been the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL since 2006.

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Between drawing and writing

Kelly Chorpening is an artist, writer and educator. She has been the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL since 2006. Her recent experiments explore ways of materialising the form of language in order to test the fundamental processes of naming and identification that occur in both drawing and writing. She is currently co-editing, with Rebecca Fortnum, ‘A Companion to Contemporary Drawing’, containing newly commissioned essays on contemporary drawing, to be published in 2018.