Mandy Payne is a painter based in Sheffield. She studied fine art at Nottingham University graduating in 2013.
Mandy is interested in marginal places, areas that are often overlooked and considered to be devoid of traditional aesthetic beauty. Her recent explorations include Park Hill, the Grade II listed Brutalist council estate in Sheffield which is currently undergoing regeneration. For this body of work she has used materials integral to the estate itself, namely concrete and aerosol paints. Her intentions being to create observational paintings that spoke of the transitory nature of the inner city landscape and urban communities.
Selected group exhibitions include the Threadneedle Prize 2013, John Moores Painting Prize 2014 (Prize winner) and 2016, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, 2015 and 2016, John Ruskin Prize 2014, the Newlight Arts Prize 2015, where she was the recipient of the Valeria Sykes Award (first prize) and the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016.
Her work is held in public and private collections both in the UK and abroad.