Available Works

In The Studio

Biography

Miranda Forrester is a figurative painter from London. Forrester’s practice explores the queer black female gaze in painting in relation to the tradition of men painting womxn nude. Forrester’s work is concerned with addressing the invisibility of womxn of colour in the history of art and combating the fetishization of their bodies. Forrester has been investigating how her identity impacts the way in which she depicts her subjects, and how her paintings can re-articulate the language and history of life drawing through a queer black feminist desiring lens. In doing so, she can depict what the male gaze cannot see. Her work, altogether, is a celebration of womxn’s bodies, the joy in occupying feminine identities, and being in relation with one another. Miranda lives and works in London, UK.

Education

BA, University of Brighton, 2016-2019

Private Collections

Soho House Collection

Press

2020, Transcending Traditions Through Therapy, Dateagle

2019, BBZ Black Book: Alternative Graduate Show, The White Pube

2019, The BBZ art show looks at what it means to take up space and to survive, Dazed Digital

Exhibitions

2020, Abode, Guts Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2021, Miranda Forrester & Emily Moore, Phoenix Brighton, UK (Group)
2021, Narrating Life, Studio gallery, St Moritz, Switzerland (Group)
2020, Pending, San Mei Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Antisocial Isolation, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Begin Again, Guts Gallery, Online Exhibition raising funds for The Free Black Uni (Group)
2020, Blacklisted: An Indefinite Revolution, Christie’s Education, London, UK (Group)
2020, FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2019, PLOP End of Residency Show, The Koppel Project, London, UK (Group)
2019, BBZ Alternative Graduate Show, Copeland Gallery, London, UK (Group)