William Mackrell (b.1983) works out of performance, activating materials and surface that blur a sense of beauty with a sinister unraveling of his thoughts. Within this fragile assemblage of language he delves into sensations of absence, sexuality, waiting and rebirth.
Solo exhibitions include Here is where we meet Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2019), Proyectos ARTBO 2019 Bogota curated by Aaron Cezar with The RYDER London/Madrid & Galerie Krinzinger Vienna, Opening Section, ARCO Madrid (2018) with The RYDER London/Madrid, Door for a day, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna and Hold Up, The RYDER, London/Madrid (2017). Selected international group exhibitions include Bodyscapes, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2020), Let there be light, Justin Art House Museum (2019), Drawing: the Beginning of Everything, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo (2017), Infinite Jest Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2012) and Colour LIGHT Time, Two Rooms Gallery, NZ (2010). Mackrell was awarded the Manchester Contemporary Art Fund in 2017 with acquisition of his work Aquarius to the permanent collection of Manchester Art Gallery. His MFA Degree Show in (2016) received the Purchase Prize, with his work Pit Slip entering the Goldsmiths Alumni Collection.
Residencies include Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017) and Launch Pad LaB, Edition 4, La Charente, France (2019). Recent projects include Rage Rage against the dying light, Lungley Gallery, London (2020). Forthcoming projects include Musée Delacroix, Paris (2021) supported by Fluxus Art Projects UK/FR and, Kunstverein Kunsthaus, Potsdam (2021).
Public collections include Albright-Knox Museum Buffalo, Manchester Art Gallery UK, Goldsmiths Alumni Collection, Krinzinger Collection and Justin Art House Museum. William graduated from the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths (2016) and BA Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London (2005). William Mackrell is represented by The RYDER Lon/Mad, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna.