Lucy Renton studied Fine Art at St. Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and is currently working towards a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London.
Lucy’s research addresses the experience of excess in colour, repetition, and ornament, with recent artworks using an expanded definition of printmaking, drawn and painted figure and line, and appropriated domestic objects and patterns.
Lucy is currently artist in residence on the Arts Council funded Bummock project, led by artists Danica Maier and Andrew Bracey. This five-year research project explores artists’ use of archives, including the Nottingham Lace Archive, where Lucy has been researching and making work, participating by invitation in the Nottingham Trent University ‘Summer Lodge’ artist workshops in 2016/17. In October 2016 Lucy co-curated the artist residency and symposium inside inside in the parallel programme of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale.