Damaris Athene graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015 and explores the corporeal and abstraction of the human form. The body becomes unrecognisable: images are re-appropriated from medicine, scale is vastly changed or body parts are digitally manipulated. The beauty in these seemingly abstract images seems at odds with their subject matter, creating a fascinating dichotomy. Athene was shortlisted for the Hans Brinker Painting Prize in Amsterdam in 2014 and was selected for the Clyde and Co Art Award in 2015. In 2017 Athene was selected for ‘Platform for Emerging Arts #15’ at the Leyden Gallery in London and held her first solo show. In 2018 she had a solo show, ‘I Shall Walk Softly There’, at Wigan S.T.E.A.M and was selected for the BEEP Painting Prize.