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Edmondson

Machiko

2279

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Cyan Dee, also known as Machiko Edmondson, is an accomplished artist with a robust educational background and extensive exhibition history. Cyan completed a Master's in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and holds two Bachelor degrees in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts, London, and Tama Arts University, Tokyo.


Cyan has held numerous solo exhibitions, notable among them are "Double Bluff" at Robert Berry Gallery in 2020, "Everything in Equal Measure" at UNIX Gallery in 2016, and earlier shows like "Is This Desire?" at the apartment in Athens in 2005, and "Behind Disguise" at Laurent Delaye Gallery in 1998.


Her work has also been featured in a multitude of group exhibitions across the globe. Highlights include "THIS PERSON DOES NOT EXIST" at RNat5A, London in 2024, "Unnatural Woman" at Blackbird Rook in 2023, and "A Generous Space" at Hastings Contemporary in 2022, curated by Matthew Burrows. Her earlier group shows include "Plastic Culture - Legacies of Pop 1962-2008" which toured through various locations in the UK from 2009 to 2010.


Cyan's works are included in several prestigious collections such as the David Teiger Collection in the USA, Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, and the Walker Art Center in the USA.


Her participation in art fairs is extensive, with appearances at major venues like the London Art Fair, Art Miami, and The Armory Show. Cyan has also been involved in special projects and has received awards, notably creating album cover artwork for Mick Harvey & C. R. Barker’s concept album in 2018, and winning the London Arts Board Award in 1998.


Cyan's significant contributions to art have been recognized with the prestigious O-1 visa in 2008, acknowledging her extraordinary ability in the arts.


Her publications and interviews in prominent art magazines, including a studio interview in TURPS BANANA Painting Magazine and contributions to themed art books, further underline her influential presence in the contemporary art scene.

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


Since completing her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1995, Edmondson has shown internationally with galleries such as:

Victoria Miro Gallery (London), Laurent Delaye Gallery (London), Galerie Axel Thieme (Darmstadt), Archimede Staffolini Gallery (Nicosia), Andre Millan Gallery (Sao Paulo), Oscar Cruz Gallery (Rio), the apartment (Athens), Galeria Mário Sequeira (Braga), Rhodes and Mann (London), DomoBaal (London), The Sander Collection (Berlin), Nicholas Robinson Gallery (NY), Galerie Peter Zimmermann (Manheim), ArtFirst (London), UNIX Gallery (NY).

 

And she has also shown in public spaces and museums, including Whitechapel Gallery (London), Centro Brasileiro Britanico (Sao Paulo), Stills (Edinburgh), Museum Voorlinden (Netherlands), The Nunnery (London), Harris Museum (Preston), Rangers House Museum (London), Cornerhouse (Manchester), The Exchange-Newlyn Art Gallery, Bradford1-Bradford Museum, and most recently at Graves Gallery/Museums Sheffield as a part of the group exhibition 'HEADS ROLL, which was curated by Paul Morrison in 2018.

 

Her paintings have been shown in numerous curated shows, alongside the works of:

Alex Katz, Glenn Brown, Peter Doig, John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Yinka Shonibare, Jeff Koons, Tony Oursler, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Cindy Sherman, Mariko Mori, Marlene Dumas, Michael Craig-Martin, Paul Morrison, Mark Wallinger, Andy Warhol, and many more

 

Having been featured regularly on auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, a couple of her paintings have achieved more than six figures (USD) in the past.

 

Edmondson is a British artist.

After a 4-year stint in New York, she now lives and works in London, where she has been since the early 1980s.

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


Since completing her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1995, Edmondson has shown internationally with galleries such as:

Victoria Miro Gallery (London), Laurent Delaye Gallery (London), Galerie Axel Thieme (Darmstadt), Archimede Staffolini Gallery (Nicosia), Andre Millan Gallery (Sao Paulo), Oscar Cruz Gallery (Rio), the apartment (Athens), Galeria Mário Sequeira (Braga), Rhodes and Mann (London), DomoBaal (London), The Sander Collection (Berlin), Nicholas Robinson Gallery (NY), Galerie Peter Zimmermann (Manheim), ArtFirst (London), UNIX Gallery (NY).

 

And she has also shown in public spaces and museums, including Whitechapel Gallery (London), Centro Brasileiro Britanico (Sao Paulo), Stills (Edinburgh), Museum Voorlinden (Netherlands), The Nunnery (London), Harris Museum (Preston), Rangers House Museum (London), Cornerhouse (Manchester), The Exchange-Newlyn Art Gallery, Bradford1-Bradford Museum, and most recently at Graves Gallery/Museums Sheffield as a part of the group exhibition 'HEADS ROLL, which was curated by Paul Morrison in 2018.

 

Her paintings have been shown in numerous curated shows, alongside the works of:

Alex Katz, Glenn Brown, Peter Doig, John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Yinka Shonibare, Jeff Koons, Tony Oursler, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Cindy Sherman, Mariko Mori, Marlene Dumas, Michael Craig-Martin, Paul Morrison, Mark Wallinger, Andy Warhol, and many more

 

Having been featured regularly on auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, a couple of her paintings have achieved more than six figures (USD) in the past.

 

Edmondson is a British artist.

After a 4-year stint in New York, she now lives and works in London, where she has been since the early 1980s.

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Interstice

1693

Art ID

2024

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122 x 122cm

Oil on linen canvas

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Machiko

Edmondson

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Doublespeak 

1694

Art ID

2022

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183 x 183cm

Oil on linen canvas

$

Machiko

Edmondson

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Parallel Lines

1695

Art ID

2022

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183 x 183cm

Oil on linen canvas

$

Machiko

Edmondson

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Artist Statement


M Edmondson refers to her practice as 'representation of painting’ rather than being representational.


Despite the overt use of faces as her image source, she regards her work as neither figurative paintings nor portraits. Employing the momentary seduction of fashion photography to lure the viewers into the world of idealised beauty and yearning, her paintings mimic the styles and codes of the desire industry to question the value and obsessions of aspirational perfection.


Just as in fashion photography, where the model is a support for the product and contextualises it, such images also support and contextualise Edmondson’s paintings. Although seductive, the ideal they present becomes hyper-real: the image is devoid of identity and a paradoxically empty facade, which is quickly consumed, giving way to the anxiety and obsession that assert these paintings as paintings. 


Beyond the image that gives them their presence, what is being portrayed here is the question of the aspirational perfection of painting itself. As the viewer engages with these works and scans the surface, shifting their reading between fantasy and the tropes of modernist abstract painting, the skin of the image and the skin of the painted surface, these works become paintings of unattainable desire.


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CV | Summary - (full CV)


Cyan Dee, also known as Machiko Edmondson, is an accomplished artist with a robust educational background and extensive exhibition history. Cyan completed a Master's in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and holds two Bachelor degrees in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts, London, and Tama Arts University, Tokyo.


Cyan has held numerous solo exhibitions, notable among them are "Double Bluff" at Robert Berry Gallery in 2020, "Everything in Equal Measure" at UNIX Gallery in 2016, and earlier shows like "Is This Desire?" at the apartment in Athens in 2005, and "Behind Disguise" at Laurent Delaye Gallery in 1998.


Her work has also been featured in a multitude of group exhibitions across the globe. Highlights include "THIS PERSON DOES NOT EXIST" at RNat5A, London in 2024, "Unnatural Woman" at Blackbird Rook in 2023, and "A Generous Space" at Hastings Contemporary in 2022, curated by Matthew Burrows. Her earlier group shows include "Plastic Culture - Legacies of Pop 1962-2008" which toured through various locations in the UK from 2009 to 2010.


Cyan's works are included in several prestigious collections such as the David Teiger Collection in the USA, Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, and the Walker Art Center in the USA.


Her participation in art fairs is extensive, with appearances at major venues like the London Art Fair, Art Miami, and The Armory Show. Cyan has also been involved in special projects and has received awards, notably creating album cover artwork for Mick Harvey & C. R. Barker’s concept album in 2018, and winning the London Arts Board Award in 1998.


Cyan's significant contributions to art have been recognized with the prestigious O-1 visa in 2008, acknowledging her extraordinary ability in the arts.


Her publications and interviews in prominent art magazines, including a studio interview in TURPS BANANA Painting Magazine and contributions to themed art books, further underline her influential presence in the contemporary art scene.

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