Mandy Payne is a painter based in Sheffield.
Her work is inspired by issues of gentrification, social housing, Modernist architecture and notions of utopias and dystopias. For 6 years her work focused on Park Hill in Sheffield, the Grade II* listed Brutalist council estate currently undergoing regeneration but more recently, she has turned her attention to similar sites and buildings in London, the North West and the North East. Her intention being for the works to speak of the transience of the urban landscape and the displacement of the existing communities.
Facture, materiality and process are integral to her work and she uses materials that have a direct physical connection to her subject matter, namely concrete and spray paints. More recently, she has been working with marble to highlight the perceived inequalities of rival building materials.
Selected group exhibitions include the Threadneedle Prize. 2013; John Moores Painting Prize, 2014 (Prize winner) and 2016; John Ruskin Prize,2014; Newlight Arts Prize, 2015, (recipient of the Valeria Sykes Award); Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016; Contemporary Masters From Britain; 80 British Painters of the 21st Century’, Nanjing and Yantai China, (2017); Lynn Painter Stainer Painter Prize, 2019; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and ’Made In Britain’, National Museum in Gdansk, (2019). Solo exhibitions include : Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington (2014), Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (2016), Angear Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham (2018) and Huddersfield Art Gallery (2019/20)
Her work is held in public and private collections both in the UK and abroad.