Richard Ansett

Richard Ansett

b. 1966 UK

Permanent residence London UK

“Richard Ansett is an award-winning photographer known for his striking and provocative images.  He has embarked on a relentless ongoing inquiry into a sense of place, examined through the exploration of his relationship to the world, and the frames of reference through which we all view society.  Ansett excels at capturing a visceral emotion from his subjects and audience. His active involvement in the community supporting people at their most vulnerable and an ongoing education in humanistic philosophy has led to a parallel and vital exploration of the complexity of this emotional world; he considers this as an essential component in his development as a person and artist.

Ansett’s images are in permanent and private collections including the National Portrait Galleries of London and Canada, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and the Smithsonian.  He won The Arte Laguna Prize13 and Grand Prix de la Decouverte in 2013. He received a gold award at Prix de la Photographie 2011 and was awarded 1st prize at the Moscow International Foto Awards 2014.  His images have appeared 10 times in the National Portrait Gallery Portrait Prize exhibitions and he has shown at the Royal Academy, London.

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Awards                      

2017     Arte Laguna Prize ‘Geoff & Tina, Essex’

2017     Lens Culture exposure Award Finalist – Geoff & Tina, Essex

2016     Arte Laguna Prize ‘Mother & Daughter, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.’

2015     Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize ‘Women in the Street’

2014     1st Prize Moscow International Foto Awards/Politics ‘Ron & Roger’

2014     FotoBook Festival Dummy Award ‘FAT’

2013     Overall Winner Photography Arte Laguna Prize ‘Boy #1, Boys in a City Park, UKR’

2013     1st Prize Fine Art Documentary Prix de la Decouverte ‘Bather#5, from series Bathers UKR’

2011     Gold Award Prix de la Photography ‘Fat’

2010    Renaissance Photography Prize ‘NoCoatOn Fatal Attraction #9

2009    Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize ‘Woman with Electrode Cap’

2008    Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize ‘Antony Gormley, London Studio’

2007    National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Award ‘Woman in Backyard with Rocking Horse’

2005    Schweppes Portrait Prize ‘Peter Mandleson & Alistair Campbell’ & ‘Step Children in Love’

2003    Schweppes Portrait Prize ‘Mary Archer’ and ‘Omar & Betty Swallocks’

2002    John Kobal Award ‘Pedro Rizzo, from series Cage Fighters, Las Vegas, 2002’ and Chris & David, from series ‘Ron & Roger.’

2002    Citibank Prize nomination ‘Ron & Roger’

Group Exhibitions      

2017     Gender, Transgender and Psychoanalysis – An exhibition ‘Geoff & Tina, Essex’

2016     Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159 ‘Paul with Otto & Lucian’

2016     UNICEF “What is Your Name?”, Arsenal, Kiev, UKR ‘Mother & Child’

2016    Uncertain States Annual, MileEnd Pavillion – ‘Paul with Otto and Lucian’.

2016    Tomorrow’s Child 1001 Critical Days, Houses of Parliament, London ‘Mother & Child #1’

2016    Scottish National Portrait Gallery – ‘Women in the Street, Page Hall, Sheffield, England’

2014     Impermeables, Serendipia Gallery, Madrid ‘Image_EPV0116, Woman with Sofa and House Plant

2014    UCS 5th Annual Exhibition ‘Image_4605 from series Doll’s House’

2014    National Portrait Gallery, London Contemporary Portraits ‘Grayson Perry’

2014    Candid Arts Trust Summer Exhibition ‘Image_4706 The Other Room’

2013    Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice

2013    AUT3, National Museum Taras Shevchenko, Kiev, UKR ‘Boy #2 and Boy#4 from series Boys in a City Park, UKR’

2012    PARTLY CLOUDY, Izolyatsia Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, Ukraine Factory installation.

2012    Foto8 Summer Show ‘Boy with head Injury #2’

2011    ALTERED STATES, Foley Gallery, NY ‘Girl Fitting a Wig’

2011    Beyond Likeness: Contemporary Works, Portrait Gallery of Canada/Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Canada ‘David Cronenberg’

2011    The Open West ‘Woman with Dogs’ ‘Woman with Bandages’

2011    Project Basho Onward ’11 USA/Japan ‘NoCoatOn Fatal Attraction #9’

2011    ‘The Bottom Line’ Tenderpixel Gallery

2010    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ‘NoCoatOn Fatal Attraction #9’

2010    DC FotoWeek International, USA ‘Woman with Electrode Cap #1’

2010    The Art of Photography, San Diego, USA – ‘Michael & Juegen, from series Ron & Roger’

2009    Russian Art Week St Petersburg / Moscow ‘Woman with Electrode Cap #1’

2002    Tate Modern Turbine Hall Londoners Day ‘Ron & Roger’

Solo Exhibitions        

2017    Are You My Mum? – Hull UK City of Culture (Intervention)

2014    Grayson Perry ‘Who Are You’ National Portrait Gallery toilet doors (Intervention)

2013    Tenderpixel Gallery, London – PORTRAITS ‘Untitled’ and ‘Lion Hunting in Essex’

2009    Tenderpixel Gallery ‘Richard Ansett’

2007    Tenderpixel Gallery ‘Richard Ansett’

2002    ‘Ron & Roger’ Candid Arts Trust

Publications               

2017    Sunday Express – “Message of love for my unknown mother.”

2016    Interview “I Laughed, Loved, Cried..”  – Bird In Flight

2016    Hunger Magazine – Helmut Newton – Master Gun for Hire

2016    The Guardian ‘My best Shot’ – Mother & Child #1

2016    Yield Magazine ‘Fracture & Healing..’ (incl. audio)

2016    Der Greif Magazine #9 ‘Jeremy & Grayson’

2015     Another Magazine ’20 Things you Didn’t Know About the Greatest Photographers’

2014    Photographer in Focus – National Portrait Gallery, London

2014    Hunger Magazine ‘Film is Dead’

2014    Photographer’s Sketchbooks Thames & Hudson ‘Marie Louise with Toys’

2012    Beyond Contemporary Art, Vivays Publishing ‘Woman with Electrode Cap #2’ ‘NoCoatOn Fatal Attraction #9’ ‘Woman in Backyard with Rocking Horse’

2012    Shots no.117 ‘Man in Camoflage with Sofa’

2011    Shots no.111 ‘Daniel, r.i.p.’

2011    Vice Magazine vol.9/no.11 ‘Dixie with Pistol’

2010    Washington Post ‘Spark of Humanity…’

2010    fotoMagazin, Germany ‘Thirteen Star Photographers and their Concepts’

2010    British Journal of Photography: How to Light People

2010    Vision Magazine, China ‘Ron & Roger’

2008    Shots no.100 ‘David Lynch’ (reverse cover b/w)

2008    Creative Review Photography Annual – Best in Book ‘Girl Standing in Mud’

2007    FotoMagazin Cover interview ‘Pride and Vulnerability’

2004    British Journal of Photography Cover Interview ‘Hard Faced’

2002    Observer Magazine ‘Ron & Roger’

Collections                 

2017   National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Liz Smith, Brighton Seafront’

2017   National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Louis Theroux, Studio’

2016   Brighton Museum & Art Gallery ‘Grayson Perry’

2016    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Stephen Hawking, Cambridge University’

2014    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Grayson Perry, Tate Modern’

2013    Bibliothèque Nationale de France ‘Bather #5, from series ‘Bathers, UKR’

2012    Bibliothèque Nationale de France ‘Boy with Head Injury #1’

2010    Musee de la Photographie, Belgium ‘Mirriam & Alf’

2010    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Andrew Gilligan’

2008    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Charlie Hill’

2008    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Alistair Campbell & Peter Mandleson’

2006    Smithsonian Institute, USA ‘David Lynch’

2006    National Archives of Canada ‘David Cronenberg’

2006    National Portrait Gallery, London ‘Alison Lapper’ ‘Mary Archer’ ‘Nigel Slater’ ‘Darcus Howe’

2006    Hall Carpenter Archive, British Library of Political & Economic Science ‘Ron & Roger, 2001 -2002’

Education                   

1984    HND Editorial & Advertising Photography. Rochester School of Art & Design

Lectures, Talks, Presentations                    

2017    BBC Radio Humberside “Are You My Mum?”

2016    Artist Talk / Portrait Workshop IZOLYATSIA FOUNDATION, Kiev, UKR

2016    ‘Mother & Child’ UNICEF “What is Your Name?”, Kiev Arsenal, UKR

2016     OCADU & University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto  – Portraiture

2015    ‘Marie Louise with Toys and Flowers’, Photographer’s Sketchbooks, Photographer’s Gallery, London

2011    Izolyatsia Foundation, UKR

2011    The Open West

Residencies                 

2011    Izolyatsia Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, Ukraine

Curatorial Projects              

2012    ‘I LOVE YOU’ Tenderpixel Gallery, London..