Lubna Chowdhary


My pleasure and delight in pattern was inspired during visits to the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, where all over pattern which is often used, has been attributed to horror vacui - horror of empty space.
In recent work. I have started to work, purely with pattern and colour integrating these into a two dimensional or low relief tiled pieces.
The resulting work bears little direct relationship to Islamic or Indian traditions. More often it evolves from my interest in structure and detail within the urban industrial environment.
When producing tile commissions, I work closely with the client to produce a response to the space in which the piece will eventually be placed

Born 1964

Bachelor of Arts: 3D Design: Wood, Metal and Ceramics.
First ClassHonours .Manchester Polytechnic
Master of Arts: Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art. London

The Sir Eduardo Paolozzi . Travel Award, 1990
Crafts Council Setting-up Grant, 1992
London Arts Board Award, 1996
British Council Exhibitions Grant, 1998
London Institute Research Award 1999
100% Design/ Crafts Council Bursary.

Selected Exhibitions
Urban Field. Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2007
The Beautiful Script. London. 2005 
Import Export. 2004-2005, British Council Touring Exhibition.V&A Museum 2005
Obsession with  Detail. Foundation , Bernadaud, Limoges, France. 2004
Inside Outside .Contemporary  Applied, Arts London. 2004
Open. Triangle Gallery, London 2003
Sense of Occasion. Touring Show. 2002
Pattern. Crafts Council.  2002
Jerwood Prize Exhibition. Crafts Council , London 2001. Touring Show 2001-2002
Acknowledged Sources. Hastings Museum 2001
Spacecraft.Bluecoat Design   Centre. Liverpool 2000
British Ceramics 2000DK, Denmark 2000
Nancy Sachs Gallery, U.S.A. 1999
Open Eye Gallery,  Edinburgh, 1997
Craftworks, Barbican Centre, 1996
Out of this World,  Crafts Council, London, 1995
The Melting Pot, Tate Gallery,  St. Ives, Cornwall, 1994

Selected Commissions
Athenaeum Hotel, London 2004
Priors Court School . 2004
St Georges Hospital . London. 2004
Park Hotel.  Delhi. Conran Design 2005
Schenk Hampton . U.S.A. 2005
Haringey Council, London 2006
Tesco/Slough Council. Slough 2007

The Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Leicester Museum
Mead Gallery, Warwick
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Abingdon Museum, Oxfordshire





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