Mandy Ure is a painter. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, most recently in Gallery Holly Snapp. San marco Venice, where she took part in a group show ‘Painting: London’. Mandy also showed in the 2003 Venice Biennale.
Writing of her work in 2000, M. Herbert wrote:
absolute candour... forms swim out of Ure’s painted blats, always remaining the result of a unitary, mechanistic production – they do not signify in an
expressionistic way and, close up, rapidly disperse into abstractions… …All the classic ingredients are in place, but exploded so as to be read as conventions.
While her paintings have something of the radiance of terminally –ill patients, that radiance should not blind one to their true condition. These paintings are not
what they appear to be, but become themselves through temporality, effecting a dance of the seven veils before revealing themselves. For Ure, the question
now is not how to make another painting: that part, as she makes abundantly clear, is easy. The question she asks is what painting should do, what its purpose
can possibly be."
Mandy has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a first degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee. She is the Programme Leader for BA (hons) Fine Art at UWE.