Kerry Curl is a UK based award winning photographic artist working with photography, moving image and installation. Intuitive and open to experimentation, Kerry's work fuses genres as she works at the intersection of portraiture, fashion and documentary, exploring the lines between the boundaries. 

Her practice frequently draws on the influence of the past in today’s world to question the idea of nostalgia, sustainability, consumerism. Creating visual responses to history and its prominence in the now, vintage and secondhand clothing have long been a feature within her work.

Her achievements include being awarded winning image status in the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain in 2017 and 2019,  a finalist in the Graduate Fashion Week Fashion Photography Award 2017 and finalist in the AOP Student Photographer award 2017. Kerry was granted funding to create a new multimedia installation project for the Norwich Fringe Festival 2021 and recently completed a research and development artist residency at the Norwich Shoe Factory.

A list of selected exhibitions, awards, publications and interviews can be seen below.  

Kerry is available for commissions and assignments. For enquiries, print requests or anything else please contact hello@kerrycurl.com 

Instagram: @kerrycurl

+44 (0) 7958471952

Selected Exhibitions

2021 - The Disco: Room 2021. Solo digital exhibition and multimedia installation work commissioned by Norwich Fringe Festival 2021


2020 - ENCORE: Time to Think, Shutter Hub exhibition, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France/ Keep Making and Creating. Norwich University of the Arts digital exhibition/Everyday Delight (Stay at Home Edition) Shutterhub digital exhibition/Postcards from Great Britain, Shutterhub, Haarlem, The Netherlands.


2019 - British Journal of Photography/Portrait of Britain/National exhibition/published in the Portrait of Britain book (Hoxton Mini Press)/Time to Think, Shutter Hub exhibition at Festival Pil'ours, France/Photographers United, Printspace, London


2018 - Photograd OPEN, The Cass, London/Drag in The Gallery. NUA, Norwich/ Because We Can! Shutter Hub, Festival Pil'ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France/Graduate Fashion Week, NUA, Truman Brewery, London


2017 - NEW, NUA, NEWEST (Best of Norwich University of The Arts Graduates from the last 5 years) Norwich/ AOP Awards, Truman Brewery, London/Photography on a Postcard, Printspace, London/ #91Selects Truman Brewery, London/British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain, National exhibition/ AOP Awards, Mother London, London/ Free Range Show- Truman Brewery, London/ Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show/RAW - Undercroft, Norwich


Awards/Residencies 

2021 - The Shoe Factory, Norwich. 'A Body of Movement' - Artist in residence

2021 - Norwich Fringe Festival - Arts funding to support a new festival commission.

2019 - British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain winning image

2017 - British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain winning image

2017 - AOP Student Awards 2017 - Finalist

2017 - Graduate Fashion Week Fashion Photography Award - Finalist

2017 - Norwich University of the Arts Vice Chancellors Commendation


Selected Other/Editorials/Features/Interviews

2021- Work Show Grow Group publication / Podcast guest Norwich Fringe Focus/ 5 Minutes with A series by Ross Pollard


2020 - Then There Was us AND 2020 ANNUAL/ Artists Responding To publication/ Podcast guest Jo's Art History / PhotoGrad - Guest blog post 'Life in Lockdown' series/ Interview -  Queer and The City podcast - "Creativity in confinement" / Panel talk speaker 'Can fashion be sustainable?' - a Kate Cooper x We Wear The Trousers event/ Fashion United - Interview 


2019 - Artist talk - Access to Creative College Norwich/Selected images on PhotoVogue by Vogue Italia /Panel talk speaker. 'Meet Your Maker' Sustainability and Ethics. Sans Pareil X Make Town event/Sans Pareil - Interview/ShutterHub - Feature/Resident Magazine - Interview/BBC Radio Norfolk - Interview/ British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain VOL 2, (Hoxton Mini Press)/The Glass Pineapple/Photography Competition Judge and artist talk - Norwich University of the Arts 'Beyond The Frame' competition in association with Canon/Fast Forward: Women in Photo Instagram Takeover


2018- Storehouse Magazine/The Glass Pineapple/Photograd Instagram Takeover/ Commissioned by Norwich University of the Arts to photograph the BA (Hons) Fashion Graduate work for the official degree show publication/Disorder Magazine/Guest Lecturer - Norwich University of the Arts


2017 -  Guest Lecturer -Norwich University of the Arts/Commissioned artist for the Norwich University of the Arts Official Christmas card/British Journal of Photography's Portrait of Britain Success Stories/The Glass Pineapple/Storehouse Magazine - Interview/Resident Magazine - Interview/Photograd Instagram Takeover/Norwich Fashion Week Magazine


2016 - Deux Hommes Magazine/Dash Magazine/The Glass Pineapple/The Rise, The Fall and The Rise by Brix Smith Start (Faber & Faber)


Education

  • 2014-2017 BA (Hons) Photography - First Class
  • 2013-2014 City & Guilds Level 3 Digital Photography - Full Distinctions
  • 2012-2013 City & Guilds Level 2 Digital Photography - Full Distinctions
  • 2003-2004 City & Guilds Level 2 Black and White Photography - Full Distinctions
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