Language, psychoanalysis, socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Spanning film, photography, ceramics and sculpture, she questions narrative structures and storytelling, weaving surreal and fantastical mise en scene in a documentarian approach to characters, figures and people. Fiction becomes a way to approach the truth and the most intimate emotions. Straddling the fine line between fine art and film, Colbert’s films have strong philosophical undertones and often play on questions of time, space and identity, often dark and surreal with a hint of comedy. 

Selected Shows: Mademoiselle, CRAC Centre Regional d Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sete, France (2018); From Selfie to Self Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2017), Daydreaming with Stanely Kubrick; Guests V&A Museum of Childhood, London, UK; Istanbul International Art fair; Art Basel; Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery; Dancing at the edge of the World, Sara Zanin, Rome; Birth, TJ Boulting.

Selected Film: She Will (Alice Krige, Rupert Everett, Malcolm McDowell) The Silent Man (Simon Amstell, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark); The Girl With Liquid Eyes (Bill Nighy)

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

 

2018: Benefit Supervisor Sleeping, UNIT9
2016: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House
2014/15: In and Out of Space, public Project, 90-94 Piccadilly, London UK 2014: Studies, Brun Fine Art
2013: A Day At Home, Gazelli Art House
2011: Stornoway, Wilmotte and Tristan Hoare Gallery, Lichfield Studios

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2020: Dancing on the Edge of the World, z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (Florence Peake, Eve Stainton, Monika Grabuschnigg, Zsofia Keresztes, Saelia Aparicio, Lindsey Mendick)
2020: Body and Mind, Seen and Unseen, The National Centre for Craft & Design
2020: Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery
2019: Et Dieu La Femme
2019: Birth, TJ Boulting (Paula Rego, Rachel Howard, Boo Saville, Tracey Emin, Hester Finch, Sian Davey, Juno Calypso, Poulomi Basu)
2019: Fibra, Post-Institute Von Goetz
2018: Through The Looking Glass, Cob Gallery (Pablo Picasso, Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk)
2018: The Silent Man, CRAC OCCITANIE Centre régional d’art contemporain (presented by Tara Londi)
2018: 21st Century Women (Fru Tholstrup and Jane Neal)
2018: V&A Museum of Childhood
2018: Mademoiselle, CRAC OCCITANIE Centre régional d’art contemporain (Ambera Wellmann, Jesse Jones, Rebecca Ackroyd, Apolonia Sokol)
2018: Wandsworth Road, ArtNight London, Philip’s and Haywards Gallery
2017: The Body Issue, Now Gallery, Greenwich
2017: Emerging Artist, Coutts, The Strand
2017: Exhibition, The Arts Club, Dover Street, London
2017: Baku, Azerbaijan, Gazelli Art House
2017: Modern Penelope Collective, Alteria Art
2017: Art Night with ArtNight London, Philip’s and Whitechapel Gallery
2017: From Selfie to Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery
2017: Pop, Hong Kong

2017: Made in Britain, Sotheby’s
2017: Toute Seule, Gazelli Art House, (Nancy Spero, Elizabeth Murray, Rachel Whiteread, Rebecca Allen)
2017: House of Penelope, Gallery 46 (Nancy Fouts, Alice Anderson, Bea Bonafini)
2016: Made in Britain, Sotheby’s
2016: Daydreaming with Stanely Kubrick, Somerset House (James Lavelle and James Putnam)
2015: Art Barter, Art Licks
2014: DOM, Gazelli Art House (Aaron Koblin, Ben Tricklebank, Do Ho Suh, Elena Rendina)

FAIRS

2019: START, Saatchi Gallery

2018: Photo London, Somerset House
2016: Photo London, Somerset House
2015: Photo London, Somerset House
2014: Art Basel Hong Kong
2014: Istanbul Art Fair

SELECTED FILMS

She Will (Alice Kridge, Ruppert Everett, Malcolm Mcdowell) 

The Silent Man (Simon Amstell, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark); 

The Girl With Liquid Eyes (Bill Nighy)

PUBLIC DISPLAYS

 

2019: Wasted Self, Food Bigger than the Plate & Symposium, V&A 

For Frieze Art Fair - In and Out Of Space was displayed on the façade of 90-94 Piccadilly and Cambridge House. The series was commissioned to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s death.
 

RESIDENCIES

 

2018: FIBRA, Colombia