Abigail Reynolds lives in St Just, Cornwall, and has a studio at Porthmeor in St Ives. She studied English Literature at St Catherine's College Oxford University. Her interest in books & libraries prompts her collages and sculpture which are often composed of found photographs spliced to create fresh narratives. In March 2016 she was awarded the BMW Art Journey prize at Art Basel, to travel to lost libraries along the Silk Road. Her book 'Lost Libraries' documenting this journey was published by Hatje Cantz in 2018. She has work in the Government Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library and many private collections. 

Solo Exhibitions

2020   Taken in a few seconds // By the reflection of light, The Harris Museum Preston
2018   The Universal Now and further episodes, PEER, London
2017   We beat the bounds, Tate St Ives
    Lost Libraries, Rokeby Gallery, London
    Discoveries, Art Basel Hong Kong
2016   Lost Libraries, Art Basel Miami Beach
    A Point in Time, Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin
    What Bird has Done Yesterday, Raum-Mit-Licht, Vienna
2015   Tol, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives
    Double Brass (performance), Kestle Barton, Cornwall
    8 / %, Rokeby Gallery, London
2014   Box A: Accidents, Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Cornwall
2013   Double Fold, Rambert, South Bank London (performance)
    First Light, Plymouth College of Art
    Ein Zeit-Punkt, Raum Mit Licht, Vienna Austria
2012   Extraction / Exchange, Exchange Gallery Penzance
    A Common Treasury, Ambach & Rice Los Angeles
2011   The British Countryside in Pictures, Seventeen Gallery London
2010   Mount Fear, Trade Gallery Nottingham
    Strange Attractor Seventeen Gallery, London
    Collider, Ambach & Rice Seattle
2009   The Universal Now, Seventeen Gallery, London
2007   ShapeShift: landscape in motion Durlston castle, Dorset
2005   The Dictionary Ranges OED Oxford University
2004   Mount Fear, Mu, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    The Frozen Sea Firstsite at the Minories, Colchester

Group Exhibitions

2020   Nocturnal Creatures, Whitechapel Gallery (at the former women’s library)
    Women to Watch: Paperwork, Sotheby's, London
    Unbounded, The Eden Project, Cornwall
    Hospital Rooms. Plymouth College of Art Gallery, and Porthmeor studios
2019   Dream Libraries, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
    UnDoing, Castlefield Gallery Manchester
2018   Structures of meaning | Architectures of Perception, Manarat al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
    Through a Tremulous Prism, Friends with Books, Hamburgerbahnhof, Berlin
    Wish You Were Here, The Institute Library, New Haven
    Speech Acts: reflection, imagination, repetition. Manchester Art Gallery
    Groundwork, Cornwall. The Mother’s Bones – a live performance for the launch weekend
2017   Sharjah Islamic Art Festival, UEA
    Transient Space, Parafin, London
    The Reading Room, Rokeby Gallery, London
    Ledger Lines: Abigail Reynolds, Sophy Rickett and Michelle Stuart, Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Cornwall
2016   Inland Art Festival, Redruth
    West China Biennial, First Edition. Yinchuan, China
    After Photography, Alain Gutharc, Paris
2015   Precarious Balance, CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
2014   Select Cuts and Alterations, Foley Gallery, New York
    Photomatter, Rich Mix, London
    Memories of Tomorrow, Drake Devonshire, Wellington, Canada
    Cities and Other Ruins, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
    Riff /Rift Baltic 39, Newcastle UK
2013   The Democracy of Objects, Nettie Horn, London UK
    Rituals are Tellers of Us, Newlyn Art Gallery, UK
    Barnraising and Bunkers, g39, Cardiff UK
    Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire UK
2012   Inshore Fishing: Peter Lanyon And Contemporary Artists, Rokeby Gallery London
    Dear Aby Warburg, what to do with images?, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, DE
    The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; The First Cut, SeaCity Museum, Southampton UK; The First Cut, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, UK
    There was a Country where They were all Thieves, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary, Amsterdam, NL
    Appropriation I, Fotogalerie Wein, Vienna, AU
    What is the use of being a boy if you are going to grow up to be a man?, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, BE
    Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies, Newtown UK
2011   will be home..., Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA
    A Dialogue on Landscape, Salisbury Arts Centre
    At The Edge of Logic, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon
2010   Spasticus Artisticus, Ceri Hand, Liverpool UK
    Second Hand, IMO, Copenhagen
2009   Unfold Nettie Horn, London UK
    Pattern Recognition Leicester City Gallery UK
2008   Jardin d’acclimation, Villa Arson, Nice, France
    Tatton Park Biennial
2007   From a Distance Wallspace New York, USA
    Behemoth Danielle Arnaud London UK
2006   Day to Day Data, Angel Row Nottingham / Aspex Portsmouth / Danielle Arnaud London
2005   Offside The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
    After the Fact, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK
    City Breaks, Muu Helsinki / Whitechapel Project Space London
2004   Mind The Gap La Friche de Bel Mai, Marseilles, France
    Tales of the City The British Council at Arte Fiera Bologna
2003   New Contemporaries, Manchester and London