Lucy Cade is a painter who makes work about the feminine and the maternal. Her work has strong currents of painterly cinematic imagery. She has shown extensively in the UK in the last few years. She was shortlisted for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 and the Alpine Fellowship 2021. Following the Turps Correspondence Course, she is now undertaking her MFA at City & Guilds of London Art School.


Selected Exhibitions:

2023: Spaces, Places, an all-female group exhibition where I showed my sculpture/painting installation ‘The Consultation’; Artist/Parent, AIR Gallery, Manchester [group]; View of the Screen , pop-up at Gemini Cinema, London with Dark Yellow Dot [solo}; Stretch, Somers Gallery, London [group] (sculpture and paintings)

2022: Disrupted Icons (The Maternal Gaze), with soundscape by Eleanor Turner, The Crypt Gallery, London [solo]; Cartography of Care, Spilt Milk Gallery, Edinburgh [group]; Group Exhibition, Liliya Art Gallery, Putney, London [group]; I Felt That, The Tub, Hackney, London [group]

2021: The Supposition of Her Existence, Stamford Contemporary Arts [solo]; A Room of Her Own, Irving Contemporary, Oxford and online [group]; acting balance[d], Spilt Milk Gallery, online [group]; No Reserve, group show with InFems Art Collective at Leicester Contemporary [group]; Euphoric, Online Group Show curated by Josephine May Bailey

2020: Alone, Together online group show, curated by Shannon Skye Robinson; Spring Awakening online group exhibition, London Paint Club

2009 – 2019: During this period I was unable to work due to being in and out of hospital with acute Postnatal Psychosis and related illnesses

2008: OBSessions, Modern Art Oxford [group]; The Young Ones, Said Business School, Oxford [group]

2007: Metamorphosis, Surface Gallery, Nottingham [group]

2005: ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London


2022: Hotel Alphabet Residency (with InFems Collective), Marsciano, Perugia, Italy

2021: Artist-in-residence, Leicester Contemporary


2023: Stretch (see details above), co-curator

2022: Material Presence, Fitzrovia Gallery, London


2015 – present: Private tutor in Art and Classics (Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History) from GCSE to Degree

2023: Collage. Paint. Destress. (Workshop) at AIR Gallery, Manchester

2022: Artist Mentor for Spilt Milk Gallery Mentoring Programme, Edinburgh, working with artist-mothers


2022: CuratorSpace Bursary #18; The Eaton Fund; The Whitebread Trust; Charlotte Bonham-Carter Award; Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 (shortlisted)

2021: Developing Your Creative Practice Grant, Arts Council England Project: ‘The wounded oyster turns grit into pearl: processing trauma through painting’; The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021 (shortlisted)

2005: ING Discerning Eye 2005, Purchase Prize (John Orbell); The Big Art Challenge, five TV (semi-finalist)


2023: ‘Against Confinement’ article and images about Postnatal Psychosis in the I Felt That issue ACHE magazine (publication dedicated to the subject of pain). I Felt That was a collective of womxn artists set up in 2022 by Josephine May Bailey to address the complex issue of gendered pain and the gender pain gap that included meetings, knowledge-sharing, seminars, and an exhibition.

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