Bren Unwin’s work considers the reciprocal relationship between an active perceiver and their dynamic environment. Taking an exploratory and often intuitive approach, meaning in Unwin’s artwork emerges through the infinite potential of actions, ideas, materials, research and engagement. The experience, the place, as well as the work itself, becomes a complex and labyrinthine palimpsest.
Past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a Fellow of the Newlyn Society of Artists, Unwin’s work is held in many international collections including the British Museum, London; the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Royal Collection of her Majesty the Queen. She was awarded a PhD, and the Chancellor’s medal, in 2008 by the University of Hertfordshire for her work on landscape experience and Fine Art Practice.