Raen Barnsley

Based London, UK
Raen Barnsley


Raen Barnsley works across London and Warwickshire. Her practice is concerned with how the capabilities and aesthetics within contemporary imaging software can portray her dyslexic tendencies. With a practice spanning painting, sculpture, print and installation, Barnsley creates layered compositions by experimenting with form, colour, and texture. Raen has exhibited nationally and internationally. Achieving her MA in Fine Art in 2019 at City and Guilds of London Art School, she shortly after obtained representation for her sculpture work. Raen won The 2020 Jealous Prize, resulting in her work permanently entering the V&A Museum, London. Her MA degree show installation was also shortlisted for Degree Art’s Sculpture Award and Directors Award for 2020. In 2017, Raen was one of the few undergraduate artists to win a place in the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporary alumni.








2019 - MA Fine Art - City and Guilds of London Art School

2017 - BA (Hons) Fine Art - University of Gloucestershire

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

The Jealous Art Prize, 2020
Shortlisted for The Directors' Award at The Signature Art Prize 2020
Shortlisted for The Signature Art Prize in Sculpture for 2020
Leverhulme Scholarship, 2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2017
Travel Award - Research in Switzerland, 2015


New Contemporaries 2017 publication


  • Studied under renowned artist
  • Exhibited in renowned institution

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • To curate an international exhibition 
    • To establish a fund to assist artists from low-income backgrounds
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Greek mythology
    • Mattisse
    • Digital Aesthetics
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • I am a full-time artist. The sales of my artwork fund my further projects.
  • Technique & Material

    • Acrylic paint
    • Wood
    • Plaster

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