It is difficult to convey how much of a struggle it can be to be an artist. Having worked in art schools for 25 years (to fund my artistic career) I have seen the struggles that come with such a fragile and tenuous career path. I have also noted that I am not alone in the problem of intensity that art can evoke, in the maker and in others. Within this intensity there is a vulnerability for the artist in the professional hierarchy. Many successful artists will only communicate to galleries through agents or assistants. There can be a lot at stake for an artist to pull off a show that conforms to their vision in little time with limited resources/budgets, especially when working alone.
Lindsay Seers works in London and lives on the Isle of Sheppey. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (BA Hons, Sculpture and Media 1991-94) and at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Fine Art 1999-2001), where she now works as a lecturer on the MA Fine Art (0.2). Her works are in a number of collections including Tate collection, Arts Council collection, Artangel collection, collection of MONA, Tasmania and MTA Collection, Lebanon. She has won several prestigious grants and awards such as the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award, UAE; Le Jeu de Paume production award for the Toulouse Festival, France; the Paul Hamlyn Award; the Derek Jarman Award; AHRC Award; a number of Wellcome Trust Awards and Arts Council and British Council Awards in support of her works and she also received the Wingate Scholarship from The British School at Rome 2007/8. She has shown her large scale works internationally including MAC, Belfast; Matts Gallery, UK; SMK (National Gallery of Denmark); Venice Biennale 2015; Hayward Gallery, UK; MONA, Tasmania; Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden; Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; Kiasma, Finland; Turner Contemporary, UK; Tate Triennial, UK, TPW, Canada; Sami Centre for Art; Norway; Centre for Contemporary Art Poland; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Sharjah Art Foundation. She has shows in 2022 at Matt’s Gallery, E_Werk (Germany).