b.1968, UK; lives and works in Gloucestershire
1993-1996 Camberwell College of Arts, BA
Abigail Fallis first came to public attention with her sardonic series of stitched underwear that included the Y-fronts Cock-Eyed Jack (2000), playing on the then prevalent interest in 'Cool Britannia'. Fallis is fundamentally interested in topical issues affecting daily lives and often deploys a wry humour in the delivery of her ideas. Experimenting widely with mixed media, from precious metals to papier-mâché, fish skeletons and shopping trolleys, her works combine an unconventional beauty with subtle contemporary commentary.
Fallis has exhibited widely throughout the UK and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections including Parabola; Hix restaurants and Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection. Selected shows and exhibits include: Ark, Chester Cathedral (2017); The Line art walk, London (2015); Here Today, IUCN 50th anniversary exhibition, London (2014); and Freedom Not Genius, Other Criteria, Moscow (2013). In 2016 she was awarded membership of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.