Miranda Forrester is a figurative painter living and working in London. She undertook a course in Art Foundation at the University of the Creative Arts Epsom in 2016. Furthermore, she graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton in 2019. Forrester’s artwork is concerned with addressing the invisibility of women of colour in the history of art and combating the fetishization of their bodies. Her paintings explore the queer black female gaze by examining the way identity impacts the depiction of artistic subjects. Forrester’s work is a celebration of women’s bodies– the joy in occupying feminine identities, and being in relation with one another.
Solo exhibitions include Abode, Guts Gallery, London, UK, (2020).
Group exhibitions include Uprising, Schloss Görne, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); Best of 2021, SEAM Agency, London, UK (2021); Reality Check, Guts Gallery, London, UK (2021); Poetic Sustenance: Ryan Christopher, Miranda Forrester & Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2021); BBZ Alternative Graduate Show, Copeland Gallery, London, UK (2019); PLOP End of residency show, The Koppel Project, London, UK (2019); Scapes, Trace queer art collective, The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton (2018); Conjecture, University of Brighton, Brighton (2018); Fragments, Norman Rea Gallery, York (2018); Pink season, Pop up gallery, Brighton (2018); Foundation Show, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom (2016).
Highlights and Collections
Soho House collection
Arts council collection
Beth Rudin DeWoody collection
Art x Lagos, Nigeria, 2021