biography


  • Faye Toogood was born in the UK in 1977 and graduated n Fine Art and Art History at Bristol University in 1998.Her furniture and objects are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.With the academic training in the theory and practise of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct.Toogood's objects are grouped together into her trademark numbered "Assemblages". This allows her to avoid the formulaic, to experiment with the materials and processes that dominate her thinking at a particular time.

    With each Assemblage, she engages not only with the products themselves but also with the three-dimensional space in which they are exhibited, working across multiple disciplines to create a single body of work with an intuitive and unified narrative.Her works, besides being exhibited in important institutions such as the Denver Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, they have also been shown in important international galleries.