Damaris Athene (Markham Dresser)                                                            


b. 1992, Bristol, UK

Lives and works in Cambridge, UK



2015                   BA Painting (Fine Art), Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2011                   Foundation in Art & Design, Falmouth University, Falmouth, UK


Solo Shows

2018                   I Shall Walk Softly There, Wigan STEAM, Wigan, UK

2017                   Lovely in Her Bones, St Barnabas Gallery, Cambridge, UK


Group Shows

2018     Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK

2018     Beep Painting Prize 2018, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, UK

2018     PrintFest Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kent, UK

2018                   Creative Reactions, St Barnabas Church, Cambridge, UK

2018                   Rejuvenation, UNA Gallery at The Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK

2018                   AWOMENfest, Peckham, London, UK

2018                   John Hughes Art Festival, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK 

2018                   Winter Blues, Cass Art Space, London, UK

2018                   Queen’s Arts Festival, Queen’s College, Cambridge, UK

2017-18              Winter Open Exhibition, Hot Numbers, Cambridge, UK

2017                   Winter Show, St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK  

2017                   Platform for Emerging Arts #15, Leyden Gallery, London, UK

2017                   Open Studios, St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK

2016                   Epidermal Dress: An Exhibition, London, UK

2015                   Undergraduate Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2015                   Anatomy 2015, The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London, UK

2014                   Hans Brinker Painting Prize 2014, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland

2014                   Open 2014, Peckham Platform, London, UK

2014                   Verge, Parkhall Business Centre, London, UK

2014                   7th Site Presents: Jar, Ongean, London, UK

2012                   End, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK


Awards and Prizes

2018 Beep Painting Prize (Shortlisted), Swansea, UK

2018                  Aesthetica Art Prize (Round Two), York, UK

2015                  Clyde & Co Art Award (Shortlisted), London, UK  

2014                  Hans Brinker Painting Prize (Shortlisted), Amsterdam, Holland



2018 Damaris Athene interview, Art Reveal Magazine no.38, April 2018, p.6-11; ISBN 9781388503475

2018                  A5 Magazine, Portfolio #10, January

2017                  Camberwell College of Arts Blog, ‘IN THE KNOW: Alumna Damaris Athene’s solo show, Lovely In Her Bones’, 2nd June

2016                  Camberwell College of Arts Blog, ‘CAMBERWELL CAMEO: Damaris Athene’s Epidermal Dress Exhibition’, 27th April

2015                  Camberwell College of Arts Blog, ‘Power To The People? by Damaris Athene’, 15th June

2015                  Art & Music Magazine, ‘New Era Estates’, Issue 29 - Spring, interviewing Barby Asante, Laura Oldfield Ford & Jordan                                McKenzie