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About the Artist 

Ballard-Wyllie’s landscape prints have burst into abundant flowerings, showing luscious colour harmonies with the lively energy of Japanese style brush marks. Ballard-Wyllie’s focus is consistently landscape painting /printmaking, with forays into many Science-Art projects stemming from a two year residency at a Cancer Research UK laboratory. These artworks include a 20 meter screenprinted science research (DNA) artwork that hangs in The Royal Mint, a twenty metre ‘Whitework’ piece in which Wyllie, in a Wyllie O Hagan partnership, both championed cancer advocacy groups in the USA and UK. 

Ballard-Wyllie has always been an independent artist, often collaborating and organising printmaking exhibitions for international groups of artists in London, UK, Russia and Japan. She has been co-ordinator for Art-Contact Russia-UK 1992-2002; has provided a London base Atelier for Manifestampe’s ‘Fête de l’estampe’ festival 2018-2021; has been in an artist partnership as Wyllie O Hagan since 2002; and committee member of The Printmakers’ Council for 8 years.  She has project-managed and led mixed-funded urban outreach projects with multi-ethnic/ multi-religion groups in London, taught in print workshops, computer graphics studios, lectured in art history, photography and life drawing. 

Education

Wyllie has an Hons degree from Kingston School of Art & 4 impressive postgraduate printmaking qualifications; Brighton College of Art Etching/Screenprinting with Terence Gravett; Central School of Art with Norman Ackroyd & David Gluck, specialising in etching and screenprinting; a Masters at Wimbledon School of Art screenprinting. At The Slade School of Fine Art she was Research Assistant specialising in screenprinting & lithography with Professor Barto Dos Santos & Stanley Jones MBE.

Art Collections 
Bank of Karelia, Russia

The Beecroft, Southend-on-sea, Essex

 Crick Institute, London, UK

Groningen Grafisch Museum The Netherlands

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, UK

Kharkov Museum, Ukraine

Karelian State Museum Russia

Museo de Arte de Caguas San Juan, Puerto Rico

Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges Albany, New York USA

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, USA

The Royal Mint, London

Scarborough Print Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery, N Yorkshire, UK

Tama Art University Museum Collection, Tokyo, Japan

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne UK

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Wakefield Art Gallery, West Yorkshire UK

Wupperthal Artothek, Germany  

 

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions 
Denise Wyllie Gardens of Paradise, London Printmaker 2020, Vykhod Media-Centre Petrosavodsk Russia 
Lomonosov Gymnasium, Petrozavodsk State University, Karelia, Russia 2019 
New Screenprints: Denise Wyllie & Yoshie Uchida, Niosya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2019 
6th-9th Fete De L’Estampe/ Manifests
tampe Festival of Printmaking 2018 -2021 Denise Wyllie’s Open Studio, London & 300 ateliers/studios in France & Europe  
‘Escapes’, touring exhibition- Durham Museum, European Illustration Collection Gallery, Hull & Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Northumberland, UK 
Edith Grove Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK 
Art in Residence Exhibition, Myddelton House Gardens, Lee Valley, UK 
Wild Garden, Artists Union Gallery, Petrozavodsk, Russia 
The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK 

Selected Mixed Exhibitions 2017-22

Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London 2022

London Original Print Fair, Somerset House, London 2022

Ukraine Humanitarian Fundraiser, Bankside Gallery, London 2022

RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery, London 2022

RE Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London 2021-2022

5th GLOBAL PRINT 2022 Portugal

11th International Printmaking Biennial Douro August October 2022

The 3rd Novosibirsk Graphic Triennial, Russia, September–December 2021

‘September Showcase’ Bankside Gallery 3-26 2021

Summer Exhibition The Möhkönvirta Art Museum Finland 2021

‘Summer Exhibition’ Bankside Gallery July-August 2021

‘Original Print Exhibition’, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery London May-June 2021

‘168th Annual Open Exhibition’, Royal West of England Academy, 2020-2021
‘251 Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London 2019 
‘Printmakers Exhibition’, Niosya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2019 
National Original Print 2019 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London 
‘The Masters’ The Bankside Gallery, London  etching, screenprinting, relief print 2016, 2018 & 2019
‘Estampa de Resiliencia’ Honoured invited international guest printmaker, Galeria Guatibiri, Puerto Rico 
‘Tokyo Mini-Print Triennial’ Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 2018 
‘Journeys ‘Royal Overseas League, Mayfair, London 2018-2019 
‘Summer Exhibition’ London Print Studio Members 2017, 2018 & 2019 Notting Hill, London 
‘Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense in the Here & Now’ Espacio Gallery, London 2018 
‘France, UK, Japan’- 8 Printmakers, Gallery Sugino, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan October 2017 
‘Awagami International Print Exhibition’, Paper Museum, Tokushima, October 2017, 2019, 2021 
‘Poetry of Place Japan/UK Printmakers,’ Curated by Denise Wyllie & Rebecca Marcus-Monks, The Kopek Project,  Baker Street, London 2017