Architecture graduate’s sculptures displayed at prestigious Mayfair gallery
05 December 2014
LSBU architecture graduate, Shigemi
Challand, has had her unique sculptures selected to exhibit at a prestigious gallery in London.
Challand's sculptures in steel wire and cotton thread are informed by her
architectural thinking. Two pieces of her work are on display in a collection
of contemporary art at the Medici Gallery, which was established in 1908 and
has been in the heart of London's Mayfair for over one hundred years.
LSBU she was twice nominated for the prestigious RIBA President's Medals
student awards and is now in practice as an architect and interior designer,
with a keen interest in sculptural forms. In 2014 her work was also included in
the Open House London weekend – billed as the capital's greatest architectural showcase.
postgraduate course director Lilly Kudic said: "Shigemi was a genuinely
exceptional student. Her work with experimental structures is both delicate and
highly practical, and realised through the use of intricate physical models. The
genesis of this approach lies in her postgraduate work at London South Bank
University, committed to the principle of design as research."
The Medici Gallery exhibition runs
until 9th December 2014.